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some Post Office stuff I found interesting. Maybe I'll find some more that catches my eye

Mail sort machines being shut down in Manchester
By Kevin Landrigan New Hampshire Union Leader Aug 14, 2020 Updated 22 hrs ago
https://www.unionleader.com/news/health/coronavirus/mail-sort-machines-being-shut-down-in-manchester/article_1a5e4a1b-8385-52fd-a3e0-07119f461b04.html
MANCHESTER — Local postal union officials said the U.S. Postal Service at the Goffs Falls Road processing center is putting four of its mail sorting machines out of commission, a move critics charge will slow down the delivery of absentee ballots from New Hampshire voters to town and city clerks.

Dana Colette, president of the American Postal Workers Union, Local 230, said the controversy underscores the need for voters to mail any absentee ballots long before the Sept. 8 primary and Nov. 3 general election.

"We are already seeing the impact of this. If it is going to come down to slowdowns, the only thing I would suggest is do not wait until the last minute; don't procrastinate," Colette said.

Late last week, President Donald Trump told Fox News he hoped changes at USPS would frustrate the efforts of liberal Democrats to mobilize votes against him in states where early, mail-in voting is legal.

The USPS has put out its proposed equipment reduction plan and on page 8, it lists Manchester as one of the sites in 46 states where machines are being mothballed or sold to private entities.



Post Office warns 46 states about mail voting delays, report says
By Associated Press
Published Yesterday
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has warned 46 states and the District of Columbia it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, The Washington Post reported Friday. Voters in several states also complained that some curbside mail collection boxes were being removed.

Postal Service spokesperson Ernie Swanson said the Oregon moves were due to declining mail volume and that duplicate mail boxes were taken from places that have multiple boxes. The Postal Service said four mailboxes were removed from Portland this week.

“First-class mail volume has declined significantly in the U.S., especially since the pandemic,” Swanson told the Portland news outlet. “That translates to less mail in collection boxes.”
https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2020/08/14/post-office-warns-46-states-about-mail-voting-delays-report-says/


Union Warns New Post Office Policy, Pandemic Could Impact November Election
United States Postal Service officials confirm several Bay Area employees have contracted the coronavirus.
By Melissa Colorado • Published August 3, 2020 • Updated on August 3, 2020 at 7:59 pm
Taylor said DeJoy put in place new cost-cutting rules, including one that reads extra trips to deliver mail are no longer allowed.

"It's going to backup the mail," Taylor said. "It's going to cause problems when the election comes because voting by mail is a sacred thing."

Voters worry the president is undercutting the postal service for his own political gain.

A spokesperson for the U.S Postal Service tells NBC Bay Area post offices are seeing a huge volume in packages and that is due to the overwhelming number of people ordering things online.


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