Election officials are expecting a massive surge in mail ballots this fall as more Americans eschew voting in person to avoid the risk of spreading coronavirus.
Four mail sorting machines were reportedly decommissioned at a USPS processing center in West Palm Beach over the past month, according to a local union president.
A mail sorting machine was reportedly thrown out at a USPS Distribution Center in Grand Junction, Colorado, days after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy pledged to suspend operational changes until after the election.
The new U.S. Postmaster General requires postal trucks to leave sorting facilities by specific times, even if they're empty.
Cuneiform tablets and other early examples of mail are still welcomed by the USPS, which has a surprising history of handling valuable objects.
As voting by mail becomes more widespread as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be wondering whether you'll be expected to cover the cost of postage.
House lawmakers on Saturday approved $25 billion for the United States Postal Service (USPS) in a rare "emergency" vote Saturday—drawing the ire of Republicans.
Democrats continue to put pressure on DeJoy amid his Congressional appearance over changes he made at USPS.
"The essential public service functions of the Postal Service must be maintained," the USPS Board of Governors said, "and the Postmaster General's reform initiatives will help ensure that they can be for many years to come."
The report arrived after Nancy Pelosi said the Postmater General's pause on operations is "wholly insufficient and does not reverse damage already wreaked."
Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) have launched an investigation into the United States Postal Service delaying deliveries of potentially life-saving medications.
Two mail sorting machines that were removed from a USPS processing center in Maine before Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said service changes would be paused until after the election won't be coming back, officials said.
The USPS is "ready today to handle whatever volume of election mail it receives" during the 2020 election season, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said.
Just 11 states do not currently have the capability to track mail-in ballots, according to an interactive map.
A photo picturing dozens of USPS mailboxes corralled in a Wisconsin yard elevated suspicions about voter suppression late last week.
Numerous lawsuits have been filed by voting rights groups, arguing that voters having to pay for stamps in order to cast their ballot is tantamount to an illegal poll tax.
In the 2016 election, one percent of mail-in votes categorized as "returned and submitted for counting" was rejected due to errors.
"Trump and his handpicked Postmaster General ... are trying to sabotage the Postal Service, suppress the vote and undermine democracy," Senator Bernie Sanders told Newsweek.
Houston resident Don White said his medication, due to arrive by mail via the postal service, was stalled at a nearby processing facility.
Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union, discussed how recent policy changes are affecting service delays.
Trump indicated a compromise could be had on funding for the postal service, but it's only one of a number of issues standing in the way of another round of stimulus checks.
Social media users are sharing pictures of locked mailboxes, appearing to lend credence to fears that the United States Postal Service (USPS) is being undermined ahead of the presidential election.
Lawmakers called on the Senate to return for a vote on emergency funding for the U.S. Postal Service and COVID-19 stimulus talks.
Congressional lawmakers issued a formal request for USPS leadership to testify at an upcoming hearing on Sunday. The hearing, set for August 24, will examine the postal service's "sweeping" operational changes and their effects on mail-in voting.
"He's not just undermining our elections," said Rep. Veronica Escobar.
The 'Folklore' singer encouraged her fans to request early ballots and vote.
Private companies are technically barred from handling state ballots.
North Carolina, California, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Michigan have received letters from USPS warning that mail-in ballots may not be returned in time to be counted for the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
President Donald Trump said he opposes funding for the United States Postal Service because of his concerns regarding in-mail voting.