Tag: USPS

Post Office, Vote by Mail: Fed Judge Hits Louis DeJoy, Trump – Rolling Stone

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP)

“At the heart of DeJoy’s and the Postal Service’s actions is voter disenfranchisement,” writes a federal judge in a scathing ruling that seeks to protect the integrity of the 2020 election

Post Office, Vote by Mail: Fed Judge Hits Louis DeJoy, Trump – Rolling Stone

USPS chief concedes changes causing delays but won’t restore sorting machines | US news | The Guardian

Louis DeJoy, left, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on 5 August.

America’s postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, conceded on Friday he had implemented recent changes that led to mail delays at the United States Postal Service (USPS) but said he would not reverse the decision to remove mail equipment ahead of the election.

USPS chief concedes changes causing delays but won’t restore sorting machines | US news | The Guardian

10 Things to Know About Trump’s Post Office Scandal | The Smirking Chimp

#1: The Postal Service Isn’t a Business The US Constitution empowered Congress “to establish post offices and post roads.” The Postal Service’s stated mission is to “serve the American people and, through the universal service obligation, bind our nation together” by providing “trusted, safe and secure communications and services between our Government and the American people, businesses and their customers, and the American people with each other.” The Postal Service is meant to be self-sustaining, but congressionally imposed rules make that difficult. Those rules include delivering mail daily, keeping postage rates the same for all parts of the country, and pre-funding retiree health benefits. Trump complains that the Service “loses billions.” So does every other federal agency. Investments in US battleships and fighter jets have yet to show a financial profit.

10 Things to Know About Trump’s Post Office Scandal | The Smirking Chimp

USPS Removes Mailboxes, Shuts Down Letter-Sorting Machines As Mail-In Voting Nears | HuffPost Australia

As Trump’s postmaster thwarts the Postal Service, the USPS warns 46 states that mail-in ballots may not be delivered on time, potentially canceling out those votes

via USPS Removes Mailboxes, Shuts Down Letter-Sorting Machines As Mail-In Voting Nears | HuffPost Australia