Cost, hassle of stamps questioned as mail-in voting surges
As more states embrace mail-in balloting, an often overlooked detail has emerged as a partisan dividing line: postage. Bryant, 63, doesn't have $10 for a book of stamps, a printer to make them at home or a working car. Ten dollars for a book of stamps is a hardship.As more states embrace mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic, the often overlooked detail of postage has emerged as a partisan dividing line. Many voters lack a credit card, which is required to buy stamps online. Hinkle compared stamps to the costs voters incur when driving or riding the bus to the polls.
New pressure on Ohio governor, once hailed for virus action
When Vice President Mike Pence stopped at an auto plant in Ohio last month, DeWine stayed away, explaining that he and his wife were still avoiding crowds. Ohio isnt a hot spot for the virus like Florida, Texas or Arizona. Three states once hard-hit by the coronavirus New York, New Jersey and Connecticut - recently added Ohio to its travel advisory. It asks that people entering those states from Ohio, and 21 other states, quarantine for 14 days. Polls in Ohio have shown Republicans and Democrats alike giving DeWine high marks for his performance during the outbreak.