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Thursday, August 06, 2020

U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is launching an investigation into reported delays at the U.S. Postal Service that are preventing Americans from receiving critical mail on-time, including prescription drugs, business mail, and mail-in ballots. Despite repeated inquiries from Peters, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has failed to provide answers when pressed for details on reported service delays following recent changes directed by Postal Service leadership that could undermine delivery service during a pandemic and ahead of the general election. Peters is seeking additional information from Americans who have seen unexpected changes to their mail delivery to help shed light on the impacts these reported changes are having on the dependable, timely service people count on from the Postal Service. "For 245 years, the Postal Service has worked to provide reliable, consistent and on-time delivery that keeps Americans connected no matter where they live - especially in rural areas," said Senator Peters. "Unfortunately, in recent weeks, I've heard firsthand from constituents, postal workers and local officials in Michigan who have encountered problems with the timely and dependable service they count on to conduct business, get prescription medications and critical supplies, and even exercise their right to vote. As Ranking Member of the committee charged with oversight of the Postal Service, I will be working to get to the bottom of any changes that the new Postmaster General may be directing that undercut the Postal Service's tradition of effective service." As part of his investigation, Peters is asking for individuals, small businesses and organizations who are directly affected by Postal Service delays or operational changes to share their stories. Members of the public can report problems by visiting Peters also wrote to his Senate colleagues this week asking them to share reports they receive from constituents on challenges with on-time mail delivery. The next steps of Peters' investigation will include requesting information from those who may have experienced changes firsthand, including senior advocacy groups, state and local officials, local postmasters, postal workers and officials, small businesses and chambers of commerce. Peters' goal is to ensure that any changes happening at the Postal Service are transparent and do not negatively impact deliveries. Unacceptable changes to service, made without oversight or public input, could harm seniors, veterans, small businesses and people in rural areas who often have less access to other services and rely on the Postal Service for access to medications, emergency information, and home supplies. As increasing numbers of Americans plan to vote by mail in upcoming elections, the Postal Service must also ensure that any operational changes do not limit voter participation.



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As always, GOPers are eager, enthusiastic and shameless as they throw wrenches into the spokes of effective, orderly, and economic American Governance.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-08-06 03:20 PM | Reply

Before the deadline, the bride and I sent in two absentee ballot requests for Tuesday's primary, one for the Republican ballot, and one for the Democratic ballot.

We got the (R) ballot with several days to spare. The (D) ballot has yet to be delivered.

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-08-06 03:26 PM | Reply


I applied for a Democratic ballot in plenty of time before Indiana's primary. I received bupkis.

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-08-06 03:31 PM | Reply

Maybe Trump is right.

Maybe voting by mail isn't secure if Trump's army of corrupt civil servants are in charge of collecting the ballots from houses they can tell are Biden supporters.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-06 03:35 PM | Reply

"Maybe voting by mail isn't secure if Trump's army of corrupt civil servants ..."

Whoa. Stop right there.

Our civil servants are not corrupt. While I am sure there is one or two it is not rampant. There are a ton of laws and regulations that are there just to prevent that. And civil servants know THEY are not above the law. A corrupt civil servant can be demoted fined or fired easily.

Unlike Trumpy and his minions who have somehow convinced themselves that THEY are above the law. And that the ends justify the means.

The corruption is at the executive levels.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-06 06:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

I'm pleased to see a bipartisan effort to resist Trump's sabotage of the USPS.

#6 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-08-06 10:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

When and if Biden wins in November the people sabotaging our postal service, from the President on down, should all face prosecution and jail time. Americans should never tolerate intentional sabotage of Constitutionally created institutions. And the requirement that the post office fund pensions out 75 years needs to be repealed and the excess funds returned to the post office. Republican really are dirt bags, every last one of them. Some are like good cops, they aren't doing the bad things but they are tolerating those who do.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2020-08-07 08:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

"Maybe voting by mail isn't secure if Trump's army of corrupt civil servants are in charge of collecting the ballots from houses they can tell are Biden supporters."

In the election for 2008, Dems slashed tires of vehicles at a GOP gathering place so that they couldn't bus everyone to the polls. This happens every election cycle by stupid people. The fact you make claims to one side and don't acknowledge all bad done by both sides shows your comment is worthless.

#8 | Posted by humtake at 2020-08-07 12:45 PM | Reply

"The fact you make claims to one side and don't acknowledge all bad done by both sides shows your comment is worthless.


There you go with your bothsiderisms again.

Focus. We are talking about the ---- Post Office! It's a federal crime to obstruct the mail.

Democrats would never dream of throwing a wrench into our elections by deliberately slowing the mail systems.

Whoever knowingly and willfully obstructs or ------- the passage of the mail, or any carrier or conveyance carrying the mail, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 778; Pub. L. 103"322, title XXXIII, 330016(1)(B), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2146.)

You think Trumpy will try and throttle back the internets too?

I wouldn't put it past him. Impeached Trumpy is a known criminal.

After all Humpy is Unindicted Co Conspirator #1

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-07 01:34 PM | Reply

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