US Postal Service workers likely delivered more than 99.9% of the nation’s mail ballots in-time to be counted this year, despite record participation and unprecedented pandemic-related challenges. However, it also appears the USPS disenfranchised tens of thousands of voters – who mailed legally-cast ballots the week before the election – through substandard performance. Continue reading
From Donald K. Sherman, deputy director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington:
NAPS Chat with House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney Continue reading
Rachel Maddow reports on the speed of U.S.P.S. mail delivery still not having recovered from the damage done over the summer by the political donor Donald Trump put in charge of the Postal Service, raising concerns for states with hard deadlines for mail-in ballots, particularly the battleground state of Michigan. Aired on 10/23/2020.
VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) — The 2020 presidential election is unprecedented. Continue reading
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Postal workers in the Greater Indiana District said beginning Monday they will take extraordinary measures to find missing ballots. Continue reading
If the United States Postal Service was a private business, it would have ranked 44th on the 2019 Forbes 500 list. It also hires more than 600,000 employees, third to Amazon and Walmart. Continue reading
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s been a difficult and busy year for the U.S. Postal Service, who have been working non-stop since the start of the pandemic.
Post Master General Louis DeJoy imposed cost cuts back in August, fueling anger among workers in the industry.
Senator Ed Markey, Congressman Richard Neal and other Springfield leaders came together Saturday to show their support for these essential workers. Continue reading
From Common Dreams:
On top of mounting court injunctions and ongoing investigations by members of Congress, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is running up against another key source of resistance as he attempts to implement sweeping changes to the U.S. mail service just ahead of the November election: letter carriers and other rank-and-file Postal Service employees. Continue reading