Postal Service's concerns over mail-in voting

The U.S. Postal Service sounding the alarm that mail in ballots might "not be returned by mail in the time to be counted."
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Want to turn to the presidential race where the battle over mail-in vote something heating up. President trump threatening the potential funding for the postal service and Rachel Scott is in bedminster where the president is spending the weekend. Rachel, good morning. Reporter: Whit, good morning. Yes, now a desire warning from the U.S. Postal service, 80 days out from election day telling some states their deadlines are too tight and they might not be able to hand the surge in mail-in voting. This morning, the U.S. Postal service sounding the alarm telling more than 20 states mail-in ballots might not be returned by mail-in time to be counted. That warning comes as more states expand mail-in voting during the pandemic. New Jersey the latest to announce all 6.2 million of its residents will receive a ballot in their mailbox. Today we are announcing that the November 3rd general election will be held overwhelmingly through vote by mail. Every vote should be safe. Every vote should be secure and every vote should count. That shouldn't be controversial. Reporter: In critical battleground states like Pennsylvania and Michigan where the president won in 2016 by less than 1%, voters are able to request absentee ballots just a few days out from election day. But the post office says those deadlines aren't compatible with their delivery standards urging residents to request those ballots 15 days ahead of time. For months the president has railed against mail-in voting. This election will be the most rigged election in history if that happens. Reporter: Without evidence claiming it leads to voter fraud and even threatening to block funding for the post office until Democrats agree to his demands for a coronavirus relief bill. Would you be willing to accept the $25 billion for the postal service including the $3.5 billion -- Sure, if they give us what we want and it's not what I want. It's what the American people want. Reporter: His rival, Joe Biden, tweeting, voting by mail is safe and secure. Take it from the president who just requested his mail-in ballot for the Florida primary on Tuesday. And former president Barack Obama digging in, tweeting the trump administration is more concerned with suppressing the vote than suppressing a virus. What we've never seen before is a president say, I'm going to try to actively kneecap the postal service to encourage voting and I will be explicit about the reason I'm doing it. We'll hear a lot more about this in the coming days. Rachel Scott, now that I have you here, I want to transition to another topic, the viral app tiktok. Overnight the president doubled down, ordering its Chinese parent company to sell its U.S. Assets within 90 days? Reporter: Yeah, that's exactly right, whit. The president labeling tiktok and other Chinese owned apps a national security threat saying that when Americans download these apps on their phone they're essentially putting their data and privacy right in the hands of the Chinese government. Tiktok of course has pushed back

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