USPS Says It Won’t Remove More Sorting Machines Before Election – But Many Are Already Gone
The United States Postal Service (USPS) issued an order on Sunday to stop the removal of its sorting machine after the concerns raised by the Democrats that it will slow the mail-in ballots being delivered as President Donald Trump had hoped.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told CNN that the USPS would stop the removal process of its sorting machines until the election day.
“Sorting machines between now and Election Day will not be taken off line,” Meadows told CNN.
However, the recent reports show that despite the order on Sunday, the removal process might have already been progressed up to 95% by July, and that this new order to stop the removal will not be very effective.
Trump had recently admitted that he would like to slow the mail-in ballot process, a task which will require the help of the USPS, due to its potential fraud. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the mail-in ballot is the safest option for millions of American voters.
The new postmaster of the USPS Louis DeJoy was recently appointed by Trump. He has been a major donor to Trump’s reelection.
DeJoy has maintained that USPS will be capable of handling an influx in election mail in November.