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USPS Secures Patent for Blockchain-Voting Despite US Citizens Doubts

Trump Administration might be in hot waters again, and this time it involves The United States Postal Service (USPS).

Americans nowadays are beginning to realize on a national level that USPS is financially bankrupt and not sustainable.

In some aspects, it is falling apart and could not keep up with the times.

Some of the facts it has to deal with are the U.S. election ballot process. All mail-in votes may be the dominant practice due to the pandemic where the social gathering is lessened.

However, it sought solutions and might be needing to run a blockchain-based voting system, which effectivity could be tested later on. This was the vow, too of President Trump, as it explained to the media.

U.S. Citizens are clamoring on the internet, sharing locked letter stations and mailboxes being flown away in flatbeds. This was a protest against Trump administration’s Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who removed hundreds of high-volume mail-processing machines nationwide, thus irritating the Democrats.

Some other protests lead to name titles such as “Shut Down D.C.,” which has been organized a protest outside the Postmaster’s home.

Despite these, Trump praised the company and said they “want to make the post office great again.”

Albeit thousand of rage, the USPS seems unfazed and leveraged l blockchain technology in a new mail-in voting patent. The patent published on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is dubbed as the “The Secure Voting System.”

The USPSC documents state that “Often a voter is not able to or does not desire to go to a polling place to cast a vote,”

It also details, “an election official in a jurisdiction may wish to send secure ballots via mail. Or, a jurisdiction may opt to utilize electronic resources for voting. In such cases, a secure voting system is desired.” The patent description also adds:

However, many are doubtful about the USPS’s ability to meet the government’s demands, specifically the November Election.

But contrary to this, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the USPS assure that could deploy a blockchain system if there is enough demand for it.

In recent appearances, DeJoy is seen at a hearing by the House Oversight Committee with the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General Tammy Whitcomb.

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