January 25, 2022

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WATCH: Postmaster General Dejoy on actions the USPS is taking to ensure confidence in mail-in voting

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., on Friday asked Postmaster General Louis Dejoy how his office would ensure that American citizens have fair access to voting by mail, in a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Aug. 21. Dejoy said his office has had more than 50,000 contacts with election officials throughout the country since February, and has put together a bipartisan committee to oversee what the USPS is doing in regard to the election. He also said the USPS planned to send a letter to every American in September about their process heading into Election Day. “I feel good about what the whole organization … [is] doing, and we’re going to deliver for the American people,” Dejoy said. DeJoy testified to the Senate panel after changes to postal operations — like the removal of mailboxes and limiting of overtime hours — that have caused mail delays and drawn suggestions that the moves amount to political interference ahead of the November election.

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