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Wed May 19, 2021, 05:17 AM

AP Interview: Disinformation concerns mail voting expert

Source: Associated Press

AP Interview: Disinformation concerns mail voting expert

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY
May 19, 2021

ATLANTA (AP) — Amber McReynolds, CEO of The National Vote at Home Institute, helped state and local election officials prepare for the record number of mailed ballots cast during last year’s presidential election. She also was recently confirmed by the Senate to serve on the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service.

Former President Donald Trump and his allies complained that mail voting rules were eased during the pandemic by governors, state election officials and judges without the involvement of state lawmakers. That was true in a few cases, while lawmakers in nine states opted to expand eligibility requirements for mail voting and in two others agreed to mail ballots automatically to registered voters, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

The Associated Press interviewed McReynolds, who lives in Denver, about an election held amid the coronavirus outbreak, the attacks on election officials, the efforts in some states to enact new limits on mail voting and her views on the future of the Postal Service. The interview, held May 14, has been condensed.

AP: Tell us what you did to help state and local election officials prepare for holding a presidential election amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

McREYNOLDS: We worked with a lot of state legislatures last year as they were enacting emergency legislation. And then we worked directly with local and state officials on implementing new communication methods to educate voters about vote-by-mail, new processes, new procedures within the offices. We helped advise on how to do ballot box installation and what vendors to use. … And I just continue to commend the election officials for getting this done in the way that they did.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-election-2020-business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-a2be8192a1515962660f9cde7af1fd09


In this Tuesday, May 18, 2021, photograph, Amber McReynolds, chief executive officer of the National Vote at Home Institute, is shown in the Cherry Creek shopping district in Denver. McReynolds has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 19, 2021, 06:12 AM

1. We are seeing a master class by Joe Biden in picking the perfect person for the job.

"Amber McReynolds, chief executive officer of the National Vote at Home Institute."

From wiki:
In August 2018 she became CEO of the National Vote at Home Institute to advocate for universal postal voting, which they say increases voter turnout, reduces administration costs, promotes equity by providing easier methods to vote, and is secure against fraud.[6] She has provided advice to voters and election officials on adopting best practices for mail-in voting, including training of election workers, use of appropriate counting equipment, and educating voters. McReynolds and the Institute gained prominence in 2020, when many states expanded access to absentee ballots during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing voters to vote at home by mail rather than in person. She provided recommendations for sending voters ballots and how to collect them.[7]

McReynolds testified before Congress twice about voting safely during a pandemic and election security.[8] California Secretary of State Alex Padilla says McReynolds influenced and advised California's mailing of ballots to every voter, and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office used McReynolds's advice on implementing the system.[3][7] The National Vote at Home Institute provided reports for how states could implement vote-by-mail, and 65 million votes were cast by mail in the November 2020 election.[1]

On February 24, 2021, President Joe Biden announced that he would appoint McReynolds to a vacant seat on the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service.[9][10] On March 15, 2021, her nomination was sent to the Senate. President Biden nominated McReynolds to the seat vacated by David C. Williams.[11] She was confirmed by the Senate, 59–38, on May 13, 2021 to a term expiring December 8, 2026.[12] McReynolds is the only female Governor of the Postal Service and the first with experience with voting and elections. She is not affiliated with either of the two major American political parties.[1]

She co-wrote the election reform handbook When Women Vote in January 2020.[13] McReynolds is also on the founding board of directors of the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 19, 2021, 06:27 AM

2. When former guy and his allies whine and cry the best thing to do is spit in their eye.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 19, 2021, 09:36 AM

3. The GOP is trying to turn the US into the old USSR

If they ever gain control of our government again, I am sure they will be creating a Ministry of Truth

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Wed May 19, 2021, 04:23 PM

4. K&R

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