“Today [August 16, 2020], Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, invited Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to testify at an urgent hearing on Monday, August 24, 2020, on his sweeping operational and organizational changes at the Postal Service, which experts warn could degrade delivery standards, slow the mail, and potentially impair the rights of eligible Americans to cast their votes through the mail.
Over the past several weeks, there have been startling new revelations about the scope and gravity of operational changes you are implementing at hundreds of postal facilities without consulting adequately with Congress, the Postal Regulatory Commission, or the Board of Governors,” Chairwoman Maloney wrote. “Your testimony is particularly urgent given the troubling influx of reports of widespread delays at postal facilities across the country—as well as President Trump’s explicit admission last week that he has been blocking critical coronavirus funding for the Postal Service in order to impair mail-in voting efforts for the upcoming elections in November.”…
- See Also National Geographic – The tumultuous history of the U.S. Postal Service—and its constant fight for survival – The agency has shape-shifted to overcome crises for more than two and a half centuries—and emerged as the nation’s most trusted institution.
- See also The Atlantic – What Really Scares Voting Experts About the Postal Service – No matter what Trump says, the USPS has the money and the capacity to handle a huge surge in mail-in ballots. But new restrictions could disrupt the election.
- See also the Washington Post – Trump’s attacks on the Postal Service deserve sustained, red-alert coverage from the media and State officials rush to shore up confidence in Nov. 3 election as voters express new fears about mail voting