The Hill reports:
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy donated over $685,000 to the committee that ran the Republican National Convention, according to new files with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
The new FEC filings show DeJoy, who was previously a prominent North Carolina businessman and Republican donor before taking the helm of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), gave a total of $685,230 to the Charlotte Host Committee in four donations between late December 2018 and late March 2020.
DeJoy’s relationship with President Trump and the Republican Party has been thrust into the national spotlight over controversial changes he sought to make to USPS operations, leading to Democratic accusations he was trying to tip the electoral scales Trump’s way in a year when the number of mail-in ballots is expected to spike.
NEW: Postmaster Louis DeJoy gave nearly $700,000 to the RNC convention in Charlotte before his appointment pic.twitter.com/tZKlUXLXUP
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) October 9, 2020
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who has faced intense scrutiny from Democrats over changes he has made to the US Postal Service, donated more than $685,000 to the host committee that worked to stage the Republican National Convention, new filings show. https://t.co/xJDydnuuR2 pic.twitter.com/vuTzyoondb
— CNN (@CNN) October 10, 2020