Democrats have recently launched an ad campaign targeting Pennsylvanians to explain how to correctly fill out their mail-in ballots and return them to the post properly. 

The Democratic National Committee launched the thirty-second ad on Thursday, per the Hill. 

Moreover, it shows a step by step instruction on how to use secrecy envelopes in Pennsylvania.

Early voting has already started in some states in the United States.

Last week, a Supreme Court in Pennsylvania ordered officials to reject “naked ballots.”

Naked ballots are mail ballots without their proper “secrecy envelopes.”

Moreover, secrecy envelopes do not have any identifying information about the sender. 

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the state of “Pennsylvania uses a two-envelope mail ballot system.” 

The completed ballot is first, put inside a secrecy envelope. 

After that, people have to put the secrecy envelope in a larger envelope, and sign the larger envelope.

Why It Is Worrying, Not Only for Democrats but for Everyone

Pennsylvania is a crucial state, both for US President Donald Trump and his rival, former Vice President, Joe Biden. 

In 2016, Trump won the state by a small margin against his former presidential rival, Hillary Clinton. 

He has 44,000 more votes than Clinton, a less than 1% difference from the more than six million voters at that time. 

That is why even a slight technicality can be crucial for both candidates and the state. 

With the use of “secrecy envelopes” for its mail-in ballots, observers and politicians worry that it might result in thousands of ballots not being counted due to technicality. 

The situation is worrying for Democrats, especially for Joe Biden’s presidential bid. 

According to polls, there are more Democrats who want to use mail-in ballots to vote. 

Moreover, due to COVID-19, there will be more voters who will vote through mail-in ballots to avoid getting infected by the virus. 


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