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Black voters wary of voting by mail

Despite fears that the COVID-19 will worsen, Victor Gibson said he’s not planning to take advantage of Michigan’s expanded vote-by-mail system when he casts his ballot in November.

The retired teacher from Detroit just isn’t sure he can trust it. Many black Americans share similar concerns and are planning to vote in person on Election Day, even as mail-in voting expands to more States.

For many, historical scepticism of a system that tried to keep black people from the polls and worries that a mailed ballot won’t get counted outweigh the prospect of long lines and ...

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