National and state-level Republicans are engaged in a coordinated legal effort to disqualify thousands of absentee and mail-in ballots in key battleground states ahead of Election Day, a mass voter suppression campaign that—if successful—could swing the results of close races. Continue reading
Democratic lawmakers issued fresh calls late Monday for President Joe Biden to remove all six members of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors to enable the ouster of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy after the board declared its “full support” for the Republican megadonor accused of openly sabotaging the agency. Continue reading
Free copies of the Epoch Times, an international newspaper infamous for pushing far-right conspiracy theories and pro-Trump messaging, appeared on Canadians’ doorsteps last month, leading to numerous complaints from the public and a controversy for Canada Post. Continue reading
From Donald K. Sherman, deputy director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington:
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
From the Richmond Heights police blotter:
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio Disturbance: Richmond Road. A mail carrier began arguing with co-workers at the post office Sept. 2 after he was asked to remove his Donald Trump face shield.
Management said there is a policy forbidding political attire to be worn. The man said other workers have worn politically phrased masks and have not been asked to remove them. He said he is being singled out and will file a grievance.
Officers escorted him out of the building, as he was asked to leave for the day.
The New York Times reports that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s former company, XPO Logistics, has been paid about $286 million since 2013. Continue reading
Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Gary Peters (D-MI), today introduced the Protect Our Services Today (POST) Act which mandates that the U.S. Postal Services cannot close any post office facility during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading
The Inspector general is reviewing new changes made by postmaster General Louis DeJoy that slowed down mail service by eliminating worker service and hundreds of sorting machines.
This comes a day after President Trump said he opposed United States Postal Service funding because he doesn’t want to see it used for mail-in voting this November.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is launching an investigation into reported delays at the U.S. Postal Service that are preventing Americans from receiving critical mail on-time, including prescription drugs, business mail, and mail-in ballots. Continue reading