(AmericanProsperity.com) – The United States Postal Service (USPS) lost over $2 billion between April and June of this year and is trying to restructure itself to cut costs and improve service. The struggling independent government agency and its leader are now at the center of controversy as Democrats and Republicans fight over its future.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy recently announced an overhaul to the USPS in order to reduce costs, including major leadership changes and new zoning for the country. This announcement was met with strong opposition from the Left, who brought attention to a potential conflict of interest, seen here:
NEW: CREW is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's reported $30 million financial interest in USPS competitors.
Until USPS releases these records, the public will be in the dark as to whether DeJoy has resolved his conflicts of interest.https://t.co/5BRV6yvQnY
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) August 12, 2020
On Wednesday, August 12, many House Democrats, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, calling on him to stop his restructuring. They claimed it would “disenfranchise voters and put significant financial pressure on election jurisdictions.”
In addition, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced the Delivering for America Act which would prevent DeJoy’s changes from taking place.
This call to stop the budget-friendly restructuring comes amidst the Democratic push for the mass use of mail-in ballots this November. They already approved a $25 billion bill for the Postal Service in May, but are still pushing for more monetary assistance in stimulus package negotiations:
“They want $3.5 billion for something that’s fraudulent… for the mail-in votes, universal mail-in ballots.”
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) August 13, 2020
Trump Pushes Back
President Donald Trump has made his thoughts clear about mail-in ballots, suggesting the election would be “fraudulent” and “rigged” if used at large.
In an interview with Fox Business Thursday morning, Trump commented on the Democrats latest bill and funding demands:
“They need that money in order to make the Post Office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots, but if they don’t get those two items, that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting, because they’re not equipped to have it.”
Safe, efficient, and fair voting practices in November are essential to p[rotect our democracy and maintain our freedom. Many Americans will use a mail-in ballot come election time, but many will choose to vote in person as well. Only by ensuring both methods are secure can we keep the prosperity of our republic alive.
~Here’s to Your Prosperity!
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