Erik Larson

Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Ordered to Restore High-Speed Machines for Election Mail

A USPS delivery truck in San Diego, Calif., on Sept. 2, 2020. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

A federal judge ordered the U.S. Postal Service to restore high-speed mail-sorting machines at any facilities that are unable to process first-class election mail quickly enough — a major concern for states as the postal agency continues to struggle with service performance.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
October 23, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

States Lose Fight to Get USPS Outside Monitor for Election Mail

A postal worker loads a delivery vehicle at the post office in Cranberry Township, Pa. A postal worker loads a delivery vehicle at the post office in Cranberry Township, Pa. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

States that claim changes by the U.S. Postal Service will threaten mail-in voting failed again to get an independent monitor appointed to observe the agency’s compliance with a court order.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
October 22, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Still Not Processing Election Mail Fast Enough, States Say

A USPS carrier gets into her truck to deliver mail in Philadelphia in May. A USPS carrier gets into her truck to deliver mail in Philadelphia in May. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

The U.S. Postal Service still isn’t processing election mail on time, even after being ordered by judges to halt disruptive changes like banning worker overtime and late delivery trips, Pennsylvania’s attorney general said.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
October 20, 2020
Government, Logistics

USPS: Election Is at Risk Over Conflicting Injunctions

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy speaks during a hearing on Aug. 24. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy speaks during a House Oversight and REform Committee hearing on Aug. 24. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP)

The delivery of election mail could be disrupted by operational changes arising from competing national court orders, the U.S. Postal Service warned.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
October 6, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

DeJoy Says Postal Workers Could Abuse Election Overtime Order

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House committee hearing on Aug. 24. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Aug. 24.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told a judge that a court order directing the U.S. Postal Service to reinstate overtime to ensure speedy delivery of mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 election could be abused by workers.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
September 28, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

DeJoy Tells Judge Mail-Sorting Machines Can’t Be Reassembled

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy listens during a House committee hearing on Aug. 24. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy listens during a House committee hearing on Aug. 24. (Tom Williams/Bloomberg News)

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told a judge the U.S. Postal Service can’t reassemble the hundreds of high speed mail-sorting machines that were taken apart this year, a project that more than a dozen states allege was intended to undermine the upcoming election.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
September 24, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Settles Colorado Suit Over ‘False’ Voting Postcards

The USPS has settled a suit in Colorado over false voting post cards. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Postal Service settled a lawsuit brought by Colorado election officials over a mass-mailer about mail-in voting that a judge deemed “false,” agreeing to destroy cards that hadn’t been sent yet and work with the state on its election media campaign.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

DeJoy Ordered to Halt Post Office Changes Ahead of Election

A federal judge in Washington has ordered that the USPS reverse changes before the election. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy listens during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington on Aug. 24. (Tom Williams/Bloomberg News)

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was ordered by a court to halt operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service that triggered fear of a botched tally of mail-in ballots during the presidential election, Washington state’s attorney general said.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Fights State Demands for Evidence on Mailboxes, Machines

USPS trucks sit as demonstrators march outside of a post office in Royal Oak, Mich., on Aug. 22. USPS trucks sit as demonstrators march outside of a post office in Royal Oak, Mich., on Aug. 22. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration is pushing back on demands for evidence sought by 14 states that sued over operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service they say could hobble mail-in balloting ahead of November’s election.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
August 26, 2020
Government, Business

New York, New Jersey Sue Trump, DeJoy Over USPS Service Changes

Letitia James, New York's attorney general Letitia James, New York's attorney general, speaks at a press conference earlier this month. (Peter Foley/Bloomberg News)

New York and New Jersey sued President Donald Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over major changes to postal service operations that the states fear will hinder mail-in voting during the November election.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
August 25, 2020

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