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Postal Service must process election mail on time, judge rules

For the second time in a week, a federal judge said a nationwide order is necessary to ensure mail for November’s election is delivered on time, and he is threatening to demand weekly updates on efforts by the U.S. Postal Service to process election mail.On Monday, U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in Manhattan largely sided…

Postal Service Changes Blocked By Federal Judge Ahead Of November Election

Topline Controversial changes at the U.S. Postal Service that have delayed mail and sowed fears about the November election were blocked by a federal judge in Washington Thursday, as a nationwide injunction was issued to restore some removed mail sorting equipment and reverse the recent changes implemented by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Postmaster General Louis…

U.S. Postal Service sends wrong info to Utah residents about mail voting

SALT LAKE CITY — State officials in Utah say the U.S. Postal Service has sent erroneous information to Utah voters about the upcoming election, decreasing public confidence in the service’s ability to handle ballots this year.The office of Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said the Postal Service mailed a postcard to homes across the state last…

Postal Service warns states: Some absentee, mail-in tallies may not be provided in time to be counted

CLOSE Many states are planning on drastically different elections this year and mail-in ballots could be a big game changer. USA TODAYThe United States Postal Service has warned election officials across the country, including those in key battleground states such as Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Arizona, that ballots requested by their deadlines and promptly…

A Postal Slowdown Is Scary for Those Who Get Meds By Mail

About four or five times a week, Emerald—a pseudonym to protect her identity—feels a stabbing pain behind her eyes or at the back of her head. Lights get brighter. Sounds are louder, sometimes so loud that they’ll cause her physical pain or make her start vomiting. Emerald suffers from complex migraine syndrome, and at the…

Postal Service hearing live updates: Postmaster basic grilled over mail-in voting

After a week of Democratic lawmakers calling for his resignation, the embattled head of the U.S. Postal Service, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, on Friday faces a public grilling for the first time since he began his short and controversial tenure. A former logistics executive and longtime Republican financier, DeJoy arrived at the Postal Service in…

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The Politics of Postal Reform Have Constantly Become Part Of USPS History

Fifty years ago, President Richard Nixon signed into law the Postal Reorganization Act, the landmark law that created the United States Postal Service (USPS). The law walked a difficult tightrope—creating a postal network that operated as both a business and public service. Today, as the fate of the USPS hangs in the balance, we’re featuring…

No, the Postal Service Isn’t Taking the Election

Postal Service trucks in Manhasset, N.Y., in 2012. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) The latest five-alarm fire in Washington is over a supposed plot to disfranchise voters centered on the United States Postal Service. Speaker Nancy Pelosi states flatly that President Trump is waging a “campaign to sabotage the election by manipulating the Postal Service to disenfranchise voters.”…

United States Postal employees expose how ‘ugly’ their tasks have actually become under brand-new leadership

The years-long financial decline of the United States Postal Service was accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic, but also came amid sweeping changes to its leadership.Since taking over as the new United States Postal Service postmaster general in June, Louis DeJoy has scrapped overtime and late-night dispatches of mail, which has led to ongoing delivery delays. Current…

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