Federal judge promises to see USPS head DeJoy in court about mail-in ballot reportingPosted by Robert Leonard / November 5, 2020
A federal judge has promised to depose Postmaster General DeJoy, if necessary, in order to get some answers about how the Post Office handled mail -in ballots. The judges comments were in response to a lawsuit against the Post Office dragging its feet in following federal orders.
Despite multiple court orders, the Post Office did not undo the slowdown measures instituted by Postmaster General DeJoy. As a result, a federal judge had to order the Post Office to restore all of their high-speed sorting machines.
Trump and his supporters’ attempt to dismantle the post office began two months ago. Internal documents showed that the USPS aimed to remove nearly 700 high-speed sorting machines. The USPS removed mailboxes in Oregon. Trump has openly admitted that he’s trying to limit mail-in voting, citing his usual unsupported claims of voter fraud. Louis DeJoy also sacked key Post Office officials and is threatening to cut spending dramatically, which would prove disastrous for the 2020 election. Postal service workers are supporting Biden.
But watchdog groups kept a close eye on the Post Office, and that seemed to be help. After an incredible amount of backlash following their removal of mailboxes in Oregon, the USPS stopped removing mailboxes.