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US House debates changes in postal law in run-up to polls

US House debates changes in postal law in run-up to polls”

"The Postal Service is not to be privatized, it's not to be messed with", Cruz said.

The president's and McConnell's comments were well known to Democrats and Republicans in the House as they debated the problems of the long financially troubled Postal Service in their Saturday session.

"This USPS slowdown is nothing more than a voter suppression tactic", said Attorney General James. "All this talk about removing machines and collection boxes and so on - we're fully capable of doing those sort of things and still meeting deadlines, schedules, and deliveries".

Hovland noted that the mail volume the USPS successfully handles around the holidays each year far exceeds the additional ballots expected for the election, and that it's less an issue of whether the postal service can handle the mail volume and more about whether ballots will arrive on time.

Amid COVID-19 fears of in-person voting, President Trump is trying to halt funds to the U.S. Postal Service to potentially alter the results of the November election in his favor.

That pledge won him no supporters among House Democrats who joined with 26 Republicans in a rare Saturday session on August 22 to demand the USPS return to the mailing standards in effect January 1.

On Monday, DeJoy rejected accusations from House Democrats that he has taken inappropriate actions to sabotage the postal service ahead of the election. However, CNN reported that the Republican-majority Senate is unlikely to vote yes, and that even if it passes, Trump may veto the bill, as he has already admitted to wanting to decrease mail-in voting in efforts to prevent election fraud.

During a congressional hearing Friday, postmaster general Louis DeJoy sought to distance himself from Trump's attack on mail-in voting, saying that believed voting by mail to be a safe and reliable way to cast a ballot.

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There are several speculations that may explain the push to limit funding for the Postal Service.

Butler has seen budget cuts for years and said it's "sad" people didn't care about the Postal Service until COVID-19 forced Americans to consider voting by mail across the country.

According to figures from Florida's Division of Elections, upward of 350,000 more Democrats have voted by mail than Republicans in local elections as of Sunday, Aug. 23. Johnson also accredited the defunding to a basic difference between conservatives and liberals: a preference toward privatization of entities versus government-supported functions, respectively.

"Postal workers are doing everything they can to keep us all safe and healthy while delivering essential items during this hard time", said Hassan. "We don't expect the schools or military to break even or profit".

All of these advancements and adaptations may seem like "snail mail" or the United States Postal Service (USPS) is beginning to grow obsolete.

Finally, it appears that you chose to communicate secretly with the Trump campaign because you did not want to publicly contradict President Trump, who has relentlessly attacked the Postal Service and voting by mail.

On Wednesday, a senior national intelligence official told reporters: "We have no information or intelligence that any nation-state threat actor is engaging in any kind of activity to undermine any part of the mail-in vote or ballots".



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