Judge blocks USPS changes ahead of election

Thursday, 17. September 2020 22:50

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced on Thursday that a federal judge in Yakima granted his motion to expedite discovery in a lawsuit that challenges the contentious operational changes at the US Postal Service ahead of November's election, issuing a temporary nationwide injunction.

"Major victory in our lawsuit to protect the US Postal Service. Yakima, WA Federal Judge issued a nationwide injunction blocking policies delaying election mail," Ferguson shared on Twitter. Ferguson was joined by AGs from Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin in his lawsuit.

Critics have claimed that the recent changes implemented by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy at the USPS would have delayed mail ahead of November's election, arguing they were politically motivated.

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