Tag: postal

Democrats Fear Partisan Slant at Postal Service as Trump Allies Dominate Most of Board

September 9, 2020
WASHINGTON — A powerful but little-known group of Republican donors installed by President Trump to oversee the United States Postal Service has helped raise more than $3 million to support him and hundreds of millions more for his party over the past decade, prompting concerns about partisan bias at the agency before the November election.The

Former Postal Governor Tells Congress Mnuchin Politicized Postal Service

August 20, 2020
Lawmakers of both parties, along with civil rights groups and state attorneys general, have raised concerns about the operational changes given the growing likelihood that many Americans will need to vote by mail this November because of the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when Mr. Trump is attacking mail-in voting, voting rights advocates fear that

Postal Service Warns States It May Not Meet Mail-In Ballot Deadlines

August 15, 2020
WASHINGTON — The Postal Service has warned states that it may not be able to meet their deadlines for delivering last-minute mail-in ballots, further fueling the clash over the new postmaster general’s handling of vote-by-mail operations as President Trump continued to rail against the practice.In letters sent in July to all 50 states and the

Biden Campaign Slams Trump for “Sabotaging” Postal Service

August 14, 2020
Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign slammed President Donald Trump, accusing him of “sabotaging” the United States Postal Service following remarks Trump made in which he appeared to admit as much. “The President of the United States is sabotaging a basic service that hundreds of millions of people rely upon, cutting a critical lifeline for rural

Postal Service Leader Sets Reorganization Amid Scrutiny Over Mail Ballots

August 8, 2020
WASHINGTON — The Postal Service on Friday announced a substantial reorganization meant to increase efficiency as Democratic lawmakers demanded an inquiry into whether changes by President Trump’s postal officials could threaten the effective use of mail-in ballots for the November election.Louis DeJoy, the postmaster general and a major donor to Mr. Trump’s campaigns, was named

Mail Delays Fuel Concern Trump Is Undercutting Postal System Ahead of Voting

August 3, 2020
In the suburban Virginia district of Representative Gerald E. Connolly, a Democrat who leads the House subcommittee that oversees the Postal Service, 1,300 people voted by mail in a 2019 primary — last month, more than 34,000 did.“We are worried about new management at the Postal Service that is carrying out Trump’s avowed opposition to

Trump sabotages postal service and census to rig elections in 2020 and beyond

August 1, 2020
​ Campaign Action ​Trump, however, has spent the past several months lying about mail voting by making baseless claims that it leads to voter fraud. Meanwhile, a rushed census exacerbates the already heightened risk of undercounts of certain populations, such as those who lack internet access or live in remote areas, due to the pandemic.
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