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Postmaster General, a Trump Ally, Overhauls Leadership of USPS Ahead of Elections

HeadlineAug 10, 2020

The new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has overhauled the leadership of the U.S. Postal Service in a move that critics say will give DeJoy more power ahead of the November election, when a record number of mail-in ballots are expected to be cast. Twenty-three Postal Service executives were reassigned or displaced on Friday in what Democrats described as a “Friday night massacre.” Since taking office, DeJoy has instituted a number of cost-cutting measures that have slowed down the delivery of mail. There is now a days-long backlog of mail across the country. Prior to becoming postmaster general, DeJoy was a major donor to Donald Trump and the Republican Party.

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