Transcript for By the Numbers: Can the US Postal Service handle mail-in voting?
Amid this pandemic an unprecedented number of Americans are expected to vote by mail in the upcoming election. This is the US Postal Service is planning cuts that could delay mail delivery and cause more chaos. But house Democrats this week calling for testimony from the postmaster general we get closer look at the Postal Service. By the numbers 240. Years we've had the US postal service of Benjamin Franklin serving as the first postmaster general. Today is a 71 billion dollar business and would be the 44 largest company America if it were a private company. What more than 630000. Employees and Postal Service is the second largest civilian employer in the United States last year. It delivered 143. Million pieces of mail. 90% of Americans think favorably of the post office making it the number one most popular federal agency according to pew survey from last year. But first thirteen consecutive years it suffered net losses and its leadership says this hurt business model simply not sustainable.
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