President Trump’s assignment of Louis DeJoy as the Post Master of the U.S. is taking its toll. Mail has slowed down. Some days I get no mail; other days I get a mailbox full. Mail is now delivered at different times of the day. One day it didn’t appear until 6:30 in the evening.
Trump’s purpose in disrupting the mail is to hamper voting by mail. If he is able to delay the arrival of ballots enough, they won’t be counted. His intent is to reduce the vote count for Biden, but studies suggest that slowed-down voting by mail will hurt both parties. On the other hand, polls show that more Democrats than Republicans are planning to vie by mail.
DeJoy maintains that he ceased removing equipment and mailboxes when Congress complained. But he didn’t say he had put back into operation machinery already removed or restored mailboxes. Nor do we know if he is now allowing overtime pay to assure delivery of the mail on time. All we know for sure is that mail delivery is still disrupted.
Have we really come to this, that the president of the United States damages the post office in hopes of winning an election?
We have two more months before the election. What else will Trump do?