The ballots of Blacks and Hispanics who vote by mail in Florida are being rejected at two times the rate of white voters.
This can have an impact on the presidential election given the tight race between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in what has always been a famously critical swing state.
Both Black and Hispanic voters are having ballots rejected at a 0.8% rate, compared to a 0.3% rejection rate for white voters. 14,600 of more than 3 million mail-in ballots have been rejected, and this includes 9,700 with signature issues and 4,900 with errors like putting the ballot in the wrong envelope.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden are neck and neck in Florida, and the battleground state has 29 vital electoral votes. A few thousand votes could make the big difference in the outcome of the 2020 election.
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