California Sues Trump Administration Over USPS Reductions, Election Threat

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SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA: A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) worker wears a mask and gloves amidst the coronavirus pandemic on April 13, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. The US Postal Service (USPS) is losing around $2 billion per month due to a loss of mail marketing as the spread of COVID-19 continues. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, U.S. Postal Service postmaster general Louis DeJoy announced that he would suspend until after the November election operational reforms and initiatives “to avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail.”  Meanwhile, California and at least 20 other states will sue the Trump administration over those reforms--which include removal of mailboxes, sorting equipment and the elimination of staff overtime--in order to protect against service delays.  The moves come amid ongoing accusations by Democrats that the Trump Administration is refusing to fund the cash-strapped agency to subvert mail-in voting this fall.  We’ll get the latest.


Amy Gardner, national political reporter, Washington Post

Alex Padilla, Secretary of State, California

Shirley Taylor, national business agent for the Bay Area, American Postal Workers Union