DeJoy urges voters to return ballots early

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is urging voters to request mail-in ballots early. In written testimony provided to a House panel, he recommended requesting ballots at least 15 days before the Nov. 3 election to ensure they mail it back on time. (Aug. 24)

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Here’s the latest for Friday, August 21st: Trump calls Democratic convention ‘darkest, gloomiest’ ever; Postmaster Gen. DeJoy faced questions on Capitol Hill; Russia to let dissident fly to Berlin for treatment; Actress Lori Loughlin sentenced to prison.

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Postmaster: ‘sacred duty’ to deliver election mail

Facing public backlash, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is testifying that it’s his “sacred duty” to ensure election mail delivery. Democrats warn DeJoy’s cost-cutting initiatives are causing an upheaval that threatens voting. (Aug. 21)

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The Post Office Is the New Battleground for Trump’s War on Mail-In Voting

President Trump is busy attacking mail-in voting, and the Postal Service’s ability to handle ballots in the upcoming COVID election. Meanwhile, his hand-picked Postmaster General Louis DeJoy faces scrutiny for appearing to undermine the workflow of the USPS at this critical time.

Postal workers in Milwaukee tell VICE’s Aaron Gordon about how the Postmaster General’s new orders are causing delays. But, they are not worried USPS can’t handle the election, or that DeJoy will grind them to a halt. They’re worried that Trump will destroy peoples’ confidence in their ability to handle the election.

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