Postal slowdown sparks allegations of plot to undermine US vote


Supporters of the activist group Shut Down DC march to the apartment of postmaster-general Louis DeJoy in Washington, DC, USA. – EPA pic, August 16, 2020.

THE United States Postal Service (USPS) is popularly known for delivering mail despite snow, rain or heat, but it faces a new foe in President Donald Trump.

Ahead of the November 3 elections in which millions of voters are expected to cast ballots by mail due to Covid-19, Trump has levelled an unprecedented attack at the USPS, opposing efforts to give the cash-strapped agency more money even as changes there have caused widespread delays in delivering letters and packages.


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