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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 07:36 PM

4. So is this Trump's guy saying All's Well...

while everyone else is saying something different?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/postal-service-says-it-has-ample-capacity-to-handle-election-after-trump-casts-doubt/ar-BB17wKmM?li=BBnb7Kz


But the letter -- dated July 22 and sent in response to a congressional inquiry about service changes at the USPS -- does confirm the USPS is taking "immediate steps to increase operational efficiency by re-emphasizing existing operational plans." It also makes the case that these efforts are "clearly within the legal authority of the Postmaster General" and do not require approval from Congress of the USPS Board of Governors, every member of which is now a Trump appointee.

And on Friday, American Post Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein told CNN that new, recently implemented US Postal Service procedures -- which have led to delays across the country in mail delivery -- could affect mail-in voting for the November election. He said that the union, which represents more than 200,000 Postal Service employees and retirees, has received a number of reports from postal workers and customers over the last two weeks that mail delivery has slowed and "degraded."

Under the leadership of the new postmaster general, Trump loyalist Louis DeJoy, USPS is seeing a slowing of mail delivery in some places. The agency has recently implemented new efforts that workers blame for delivery delays of at least two days across the country -- prompting fears that many ballots may not reach election offices in time if the problems aren't corrected by November.

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