Recently, the USPS (United States Postal Services) predicted that millions of mail-in votes might not be present for the votes on the US election day, 3rd November.
Last month, regarding the US elections, a letter was sent to each state in which the agency said- “certain deadlines… are incongruous with the Postal Service’s delivery standards”. Source: BBC.
For the delayed posts, critics blame the newly appointed USPS head, who is a great supporter of President Donald Trump.
A high number of recorded people are expected to vote by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier, Republican Donald Trump has said that mail-in ballots will increase to his rival Democrat Joe Biden, and will help lead in the vote swindling. As per the experts, this mail-in system is operated by the President’s administration and is tempering & safe.
Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, strongly condemned and described this as Mr. Trump’s “attempts to undermine the election.” He even took his Twitter account to criticize this election system and wrote that the presidential administration was “more concerned with suppressing the vote than suppressing a virus”. Twitter.
On Thursday, the President announced that he blocked any additional funding to the USPS just to help with the election problems as he opposed mail-in voting criteria.
Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, two Democrats from Congress, participated in a debate on Friday, and called Mr. DeJoy to “quickly reverse his operational changes that have led to delays and service reductions for too many Americans and threaten to undermine our democracy”. Source: BBC.
Further, they continued and said- “House and Senate Democrats call on the President to immediately cease his assault on the Postal Service, make clear that he will allow the 2020 election to proceed without his sabotage tactics,” Source: BBC.
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