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AG Frosh to Join Lawsuit over Trump Administration Undermining USPS

08/18/2020 5:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

From a press release from Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh:

Attorney General Frosh, Coalition of Attorneys General to File lawsuit over Trump Administration’s Attempts to Undermine Postal Service

Severe Operational Cuts Could Hobble Postal Service Just Months Before National Election

 

BALTIMORE, MD (August 18, 2020)– Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced today that Maryland is joining a multistate coalition in filing a federal lawsuit challenging drastic operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service that threaten critical mail delivery and could undermine the national election in November.

 The Postal Service cuts, including eliminating staff overtime, altering operations at state distribution centers, and removing critical mail sorting equipment, threaten the timely delivery of mail to individuals who rely on the Postal Service for everything from medical prescriptions to ballots.  

 “Trump attacks on the postal service are designed to disrupt the election.  They strike at the core of our democracy,” said Attorney General Frosh.  “That is bad enough, but Trump and DeJoy are also hurting innocent bystanders:  Americans who are waiting for their medicine or their social security checks.  This conduct is harmful, illegal and unconstitutional.  We are filing suit to stop it.”

 The states’ lawsuit will assert that the Postal Service implemented these drastic changes to mail service nationwide unlawfully, and seeks to stop the agency’s service reductions.  The changes at the Postal Service come as President Donald Trump has continued to baselessly claim that widespread vote-by-mail will lead to a fraudulent election.

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