Postal Worker Admits Fabricating Trump-Pushed Claims of Voter Fraud
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Postal Worker Admits Fabricating Trump-Pushed Claims of Voter Fraud

A postal worker in Pennsylvania has admitted to making up explosive accusations about mail-in voting irregularities in the 2020 election that were picked up by supporters of President Donald Trump as supposed evidence of fraud, according to congressional investigators. Richard Hopkins, a U.S. Postal Service employee... Read More

Federal Judge Slams Postal Service and Orders Search for Mail Ballots in Texas Facilities
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Federal Judge Slams Postal Service and Orders Search for Mail Ballots in Texas Facilities

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge harshly criticized the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday, saying the agency had failed to comply with his order to sweep postal facilities for leftover mail-in ballots in battleground states where election officials continue to count votes. Judge Emmet... Read More

Postal Service Ordered to Speed Swing-State Ballots to Make Election Day
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Postal Service Ordered to Speed Swing-State Ballots to Make Election Day

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ordered the U.S. Postal Service to make every effort to deliver mail-in ballots in three crucial swing states by Election Day due to uncertainty over whether votes that arrive after that will be counted. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington on Sunday ordered... Read More

Vote-by-Mail Window May be Closed with Postal Service Still Slow
2020 Elections
Vote-by-Mail Window May be Closed with Postal Service Still Slow

WASHINGTON — Delivery by the U.S. Postal Service remains slow despite the intervention of federal judges and some voting advocates say ballots not in the mail now may not arrive in time to be counted and should instead be dropped off at voting... Read More

States Lose Fight to Get Postal Service Outside Monitor for Election Mail
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States Lose Fight to Get Postal Service Outside Monitor for Election Mail

WASHINGTON — States that claim changes by the U.S. Postal Service will threaten mail-in voting failed again to get an independent monitor appointed to observe the agency's compliance with a court order. U.S. District Judge Gerald Austin McHugh in Philadelphia on Wednesday denied a request from Pennsylvania's attorney general, Josh... Read More

Washington Judge Hits Postmaster with Election Mail Injunction
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Washington Judge Hits Postmaster with Election Mail Injunction

A federal judge in the nation’s capital is the latest to order the Trump administration not to implement policy changes that could delay mail delivery for voters in the November elections. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington, D.C., issued... Read More

A Million Mail-in Ballots Could Go Uncounted This Fall. The USPS May Not Be to Blame
2020 Elections
A Million Mail-in Ballots Could Go Uncounted This Fall. The USPS May Not Be to Blame

WASHINGTON — The controversial new chief of the U.S. Postal Service had not even started his job when a disturbing thing happened to hundreds of thousands of Americans who cast ballots by mail in primary elections this spring. Their votes... Read More

Postal Service Ordered to Stop Sending ‘False’ Voting Mailer
2020 Elections
Postal Service Ordered to Stop Sending ‘False’ Voting Mailer

A federal judge ordered the U.S. Postal Service to stop sending a notice advising Colorado residents to request mail-in ballots, saying confusion would result because the state automatically mails ballots to voters. “The notice provides false or misleading information” and... Read More

Postal Service Order to Provide States With Details on Changes to Mail Delivery Ahead of Election
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Postal Service Order to Provide States With Details on Changes to Mail Delivery Ahead of Election

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to detail the number of mail-sorting machines and blue collection boxes that it slated for removal and provide other information about its recent changes to delivery in the... Read More

House Democrats Vote to Protect the US Postal Service and Voting By Mail This Fall
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House Democrats Vote to Protect the US Postal Service and Voting By Mail This Fall

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives, meeting in a rare weekend session, approved a bill Saturday forbidding the U.S. Postal Service from making “any change” that would limit service until after the November elections. The bill, approved on a largely... Read More

Trump Post Office Turmoil Imperils Lifeline for Rural GOP Voters
2020 Elections
Trump Post Office Turmoil Imperils Lifeline for Rural GOP Voters

The furor over the U.S. Postal Service imperils a vital lifeline for the Republican rural base and threatens to damage GOP lawmakers’ reelection bids, potentially even President Donald Trump’s campaign in critical battle grounds. Rural residents are especially dependent on... Read More

U.S. Postmaster Defends Mail Cutbacks As Driven by Financial Desperation
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U.S. Postmaster Defends Mail Cutbacks As Driven by Financial Desperation
2020-08-21 19:01:55
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. postmaster tried to convince a sometimes skeptical Senate committee Friday that recent interruptions in mail service represented only an effort to cut costs amid a tight budget. The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee called the... Read More

Pelosi Says Postmaster Has No Plans to Restore Mail Cuts
Postal Service
Pelosi Says Postmaster Has No Plans to Restore Mail Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service faced more questions and a federal lawsuit Wednesday over mail disruptions, despite assurances by President Donald Trump's postmaster general of no more service changes until after the November election — a pledge made only after a... Read More

Postal Service, Treasury Reach Deal on $10 Billion Pandemic Relief Loan
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Postal Service, Treasury Reach Deal on $10 Billion Pandemic Relief Loan
2020-07-30 14:12:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Nearly four months after Congress approved a $10 billion loan for the struggling U.S. Postal Service as part of the CARES Act, the service and the Treasury Department have struck a deal on the terms of the loan.... Read More

Feds Begin Prosecuting Fraudulent PPP Coronavirus Loans. Some Cases Will Be Hard to Win
Business
Feds Begin Prosecuting Fraudulent PPP Coronavirus Loans. Some Cases Will Be Hard to Win

WASHINGTON — One Los Angeles business owner allegedly went to Las Vegas and gambled away some of the $9 million he received in emergency government loans earmarked for his employees. A Texas man is accused of using his $1.5 million... Read More

A Crippled US Postal Service Could Throw a Wrench in November Election
2020 Elections
A Crippled US Postal Service Could Throw a Wrench in November Election

SAN DIEGO — The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated problems for the U.S. Postal Service and sparked a debate in Washington, D.C., that could carry major ramifications for the November general election. The U.S. Postal Service, or USPS, has long been... Read More

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