Ballot Watch: USPS reverses mail changes

The U.S. Postal Service has settled a lawsuit and agreed to reverse changes that had slowed mail service across the country. It also said it will prioritize election mail in the coming weeks.
1:18 | 10/16/20

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And now to tonight's ballot watch. It is that the US Postal Service has agreed to reverse changes that had slowed down email service nationwide. The Postal Service settling a lawsuit filed by Montana's governor then argued that changes implemented by the Postal Service. Over the summer had harmed access to mail services leading to delayed deliveries of crucial male and hurt the ability of people to vote by mail during the pandemic. When a record number of Americans are expected to cast their ballots by mail you might remember a battle postmaster general Lewis to enjoy being grilled on Capitol Hill for the changes which included removing collection boxes of mail sorting machines. Closing and consolidating some processing facilities as wells restricting extra trips in overtime for postal workers. What's it been temporarily blocked by a federal judge in September and wick this new settlement many of those Postal Service changes will be reversed but while no more sorting machines will be removed. Don't expect them all back in action. The postal services said that some have been dismantled and stripped for parts. As for your election valid under the agreement the Postal Service will be required to prioritize election mail in the coming weeks some welcome news certainly but remember distilled drop that Allen in the mail early to make sure it's delivered on time. Or consider delivering it to the proper location in person.

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