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SCW NEWSWATCH: "Postal slowdown, mailbox removal before November election sparks mounting concerns; Inspector General is investigating concerns about USPS service changes" - Fox 8.15.20

"... [H]igh-profile changes at the U.S. Postal Service ... have touched off a ... firestorm about the viability of the USPS during the coronavirus pandemic. ... slowing down mail, removing equipment .... [T]he USPS inspector general is investigating congressional concerns .... Thomas Marshall, [USPS] general counsel and executive vice president ... sent letters warning 46 states and the District of Columbia that USPS cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail will arrive in time to be counted in the November election .... [New Postmaster General Louis] DeJoy has implemented ... cost-cutting measures including a clampdown on overtime ... used to clear mail backlogs. ... [and] removal of 671 mail-sorting machines, roughly 10 percent .... [T]here's [also] been ... removal of blue mailboxes .... The USPS had major budget problems before the pandemic. ..."

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Key Words: USPS, Election, Postal Service

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