As fears of election tampering in America run wild — House Democrats are now demanding that USPS officials appear before Washington to answer pertinent questions. According to the House Oversight and Reform Committee, officials will meet with USPS officials (including the widely mocked DeJoy) on 24 August.
In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo vote-by-mail ballots are shown in US Postal service sorting trays the King County Elections headquarters in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
In that hearing — it is expected that DeJoy will have to answer as to why mailboxes are suddenly disappearing and why it was planned to do so pretty much quietly. Across the political spectrum, Democrats and Republicans have argued that on one side there isn’t a problem — on the other most consider it a blatant interference in an American election.
Meanwhile, the USPS has reportedly requested a pre-election rate increase ahead of the election. As of Sunday, the agency has now claimed that it will stop collecting its rather distinctive blue mailboxes at least until after the election.