For many Americans concerned about Covid-19, the safest voting option this November will be to cast a ballot by mail.

For many Americans concerned about Covid-19, the safest voting option this November will be to cast a ballot by mail.

For many Covid-wary voters, mail-in ballots seem the safest way to participate in November’s election. Many state and local governments around the country have embraced the approach. But the question remains as to whether the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service will be up to the challenge.

What’s more, the Trump appointed Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, made changes to U.S.P.S operations that could have interfered with mail-in voting.

However, late Tuesday afternoon, DeJoy walked back the changes and promised the Postal Service would function as needed for the election.

Reporter Jessica Huseman covers voting rights and election administration for ProPublica. She spoke to Diane Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Jessica Huseman Voting rights and election administration reporter, ProPublica; lead reporter for ProPublica’s Electionland project

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