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Washington Post: USPS workers sound alarm about new policies that may affect 2020 mail-in voting

July 31, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Postal workers and union leaders are worried that new, recently implemented procedures -- which have led to delays across the country in mail delivery -- could impact mail-in voting for the November election, according to a Washington Post report.

(CNN)Postal workers and union leaders are worried that new, recently implemented procedures -- which have led to delays across the country in mail delivery -- could impact mail-in voting for the November election, according to a Washington Post report.

Citing multiple postal workers and union leaders, the Post reported that parts of the country are experiencing at least a two-day delay in receiving mail, including for express mail, as a result of the US Postal Service's new policies.

In a statement to CNN Thursday, the USPS acknowledged some "temporary service impacts" from the recent changes but disputed concerns that its cost cutting and efficiency measures put in place by DeJoy will interfere with timely delivery of mail-in votes.

The union's president, Mark Dimondstein, had previously told CNN that receiving the emergency funding the USPS requested is crucial for postal workers to continue doing their job, including ensuring vote by mail ballots are handled properly.

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