Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway

U.S. Postal Service records show delivery delays have persisted across the country as millions of Americans are voting by mail, raising the possibility of ballots being rejected because they arrive too late. Postal data through Oct. 9, released through a federal court order, show nearly all the agency’s delivery regions missing its target of having […]

Court sides with state about disruptive postal policies

WILMINGTON — Late Monday morning, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an 87-page opinion and an order siding with Delaware and other plaintiffs who sought to stop disruptive policies implemented by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, the Delaware Department of Justice said. Delaware’s complaint cited several specific and serious consequences of […]

QOTD: Have you noticed any change in mail delivery?

Have you noticed a slowdown of the mail during the recent U.S. Post Office controversy? Has it affected the delivery of your medication?

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by 14 states that sued […]

DeJoy says Trump attacks on mail-in ballots ‘not helpful’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told lawmakers Monday that he has warned allies of President Donald Trump that the president’s repeated attacks on mail-in ballots are “not helpful,” but denied that recent changes at the Postal Service are linked to the November elections. DeJoy was testifying for a second day on Capitol Hill, […]

Postmaster says ballots are No. 1 priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, pressed by senators over mail delivery disruptions, said Friday he was unaware of changes that sparked a public uproar, but his responses raised fresh questions about how the Postal Service will ensure timely delivery of ballots for the November election. DeJoy told senators he has zero plans to […]

State GOP files lawsuit to stop mail-in voting

DOVER — Maintaining that mail-in voting is both unconstitutional and unnecessary in Delaware, the state’s Republican Party committee filed a lawsuit to halt it Wednesday. Delaware Republican Party Chair Jane Brady announced the 13-page action during a news conference at the Kent County Republican headquarters, a suit that was also joined by plaintiffs John Foltz […]

Pelosi says postmaster has no plans to restore mail cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s postmaster general has no intention of restoring mail equipment or funding overtime hours he cut, despite public outcry that operational changes are undermining service before the November election. Pelosi, D-Calif., said she told Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in phone call that his […]

Delaware plans to file lawsuit over Postal Service disruptions

WILMINGTON — As Delaware’s congressional delegation gathered to promote protecting nationwide postal service operations prior to November’s election, their efforts seemingly received a boost Tuesday afternoon. U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, along with Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, all Democrats, stood together in front of the Wilmington Post Office, calling for increased oversight of […]

Postal Service halts some operational changes after outcry

WASHINGTON — Facing public pressure and state lawsuits, the Postmaster general announced Tuesday he is halting some operational changes to mail delivery that critics warned were causing widespread delays and could disrupt voting in the November election. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said he would “suspend” his initiatives until after the election “to avoid even the […]