Democratic leaders announced Sunday they are requesting Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Postal Service Board of Governors Chair Michael Duncan testify before the House Oversight Committee on Aug. 24 in light of concerns — including warnings from the USPS itself that it cannot guarantee voters' ballots will be delivered on time — about the agency's ability to handle mail-in voting.
A letter signed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and others, claims President Trump "has explicitly stated his intention to manipulate the Postal Service to deny eligible voters access to the ballot in pursuit of his own re-election" and describes DeJoy "as an accomplice in the president's campaign to cheat the election."
The allegations have cropped up in large part because DeJoy, a top Trump donor who took over his role in June, has implemented a series of measures that have delayed mail delivery across the country. DeJoy was supposed to appear before Congress in September, but public outcry forced legislators to move more quickly. Read more at NBC News.
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