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Iowa Postal Union President Says Mail Sorting Machines Were Removed Amid Dramatic Cuts at USPS

HeadlineAug 13, 2020

House Democrats rolled out legislation Wednesday that would reverse Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s changes at the U.S. Postal Service — which have dramatically slowed down the delivery of mail just weeks before a record number of voters are expected to cast mail-in ballots in November’s election. On Tuesday, the president of the Iowa Postal Workers Union said that mail sorting machines have been removed from Iowa post offices — even as a backlog of mail continues to mount.

Kimberly Karol: “Mail is beginning to pile up in our offices, and we’re seeing equipment being removed — the sorting equipment that we use to process mail for delivery. In Iowa, we are losing machines.”

Last week, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy overhauled the leadership of the Postal Service in what Democrats described as a “Friday night massacre.” DeJoy is a major donor to Donald Trump and the Republican Party.

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