Postal Service Temporarily Blocked From Preelection Changes

By Mike LaSusa (September 17, 2020, 10:29 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Washington state temporarily blocked the U.S. Postal Service from going ahead with service changes before the November election, ruling Thursday in a suit brought by more than a dozen states over concerns about how the changes could affect mail-in ballots.

U.S. District Judge Stanley A. Bastian in Yakima said the states were likely to win their suit, which is aimed at stopping and undoing changes at the Postal Service that could reduce the volume or slow down the delivery of mail, including the decommissioning of sorting machines, the reduction in late or extra delivery trips, and the...

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