Postmaster General Louis DeJoy assured the American voters that no changes will be made to the United States Postal Service until after the elections. But DeJoy’s words haven’t been backed by his actions and now he’s under investigation for attempting to slow down mail to discourage voting by mail and disrupt any ballots being sent through the USPS.
On Thursday, VICE News obtained emails that revealed local post offices were ordered not to plug sorting machines back in that were taken offline due to policy changes.
“Please message out to your respective Maintenance Managers tonight. They are not to reconnect/reinstall machines that have previously been disconnected without approval from HQ Maintenance, no matter what direction they are getting from their plant manager,” Director of Maintenance Operations Kevin Couch put in an email. “Please have them flow that request through you then on to me for a direction.”
A later email sent to regional maintenance managers forwarded the request with the sentence: “We are not to reconnect any machines that have previously been disconnected.”
You can read the full VICE News report HERE.