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The ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic means voting by mail will play a key role in the 2020 general election.

Published Aug 17, 2020

An election worker opens envelopes containing vote-by-mail ballots for the August 4 Washington state primary at King County Elections in Renton, Washington on August 3, 2020. (Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP) (Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images) (JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images)
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As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, voting by mail in the U.S. will play a significant role in the 2020 general election on Nov. 3, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump has attacked mail-in voting, stating that it is beset by widespread fraud, a claim that is without evidence. Perhaps inevitably, the topic of voting by mail quickly became the subject of misinformation and rumors. Here's a glimpse into what we've fact-checked.

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Bethania Palma is a journalist from the Los Angeles area who started her career as a daily newspaper reporter and has covered everything from crime to government to national politics. She has written for ... read more

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