The Washington Post reports:
President Trump’s unprecedented attacks on the U.S. Postal Service amid widespread mail delays across the country are shaking voters’ faith that their ballots will be counted, prompting a rush among federal, state and local officials to protect the integrity of the Nov. 3 election. Thousands of voters have called government offices in recent days to ask whether it is still safe to mail their ballots, according to officials across the country.
Attorneys general from at least six states are huddling to discuss possible lawsuits against the administration to block it from reducing mail service between now and the election, several told The Washington Post. State leaders are scrambling to see whether they can change rules to give voters more options, and Democrats are planning a massive public education campaign to shore up trust in the vote and the Postal Service.
Law & Crime reports:
Two of those states – North Carolina, and Pennsylvania – backed then-candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The other four – Massachusetts, Minnesota, Virginia, and Washington state – sided with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The AGs of all six states are Democrats.
Critics point out that the Trump administration is undermining the performance of the U.S. Postal Service on purpose in order to hurt mail-in voting counts in the upcoming 2020 presidential election. The actions included removing a number of mailboxes and sorting machines nationwide.