During Wednesday's pandemic news briefing, President Trump said he wouldn't approve $25 billion in emergency funding to the United States Postal Service, or $3.5 billion to supplement election resources.
And the president continued to press claims that mail-in balloting could equal election fraud while on Fox News Thursday, adding that processing the ballots won't be possible without federal funds.
“If we don’t make a deal, that means they don’t get the money,” President Trump told host Maria Bartiromo. “That means they can’t have universal mail-in voting; they just can’t have it.”
In response, several Democrats in Congress have called for U.S. Postmaster Louis DeJoy, a major Trump donor, to be removed from his position.
“Instead of taking steps to increase your agency’s ability to deliver for the American people, you are implementing policy changes that make matters worse, and the Postal Service is reportedly considering changes that would increase costs for states at a time when millions of Americans are relying on voting by mail to exercise their right to vote,” the Democrats wrote in a letter to DeJoy.
DeJoy has recently restructured the USPS, while ordering a major hiring freeze, which is already to blame for the delay of services across the country...
“Although there will likely be an unprecedented increase in election mail volume due to the pandemic, the Postal Service has ample capacity to deliver all election mail securely and on-time in accordance with our delivery standards, and we will do so,” DeJoy told the Postal Service’s governing board last week.
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