Trump reportedly rejected approving a bailout package that would rescue the US Postal Service, and it could be a disaster for states trying to expand voting by mail
- The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the United States has plunged the US Postal Service into dire financial straits as mail volume plummets.
- Trump reportedly rejects any federal relief package that includes a bailout for the Postal Service, and it could severely impact the 2020 elections as states pivot to vote by mail.
- Two Democratic lawmakers who oversee the Postal Service warned in late March that the agency “will not survive the summer without immediate help from Congress and the White House.”
- The stimulus package President Trump recently signed into law allows the post office to borrow up to $10 billion from the US Treasury, but did not provide emergency funding or debt relief.
- One election expert told Insider she is confident in the Postal Service’s ability to process more ballots.
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The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the United States has plunged the US Postal Service into dire financial straits, as more Americans than ever rely on post offices to deliver necessary medicine and supplies, especially in underserved rural areas.
And as the coronavirus crisis has pushed over a dozen states to postpone their presidential primaries, move to conduct them entirely by mail, or both, the Postal …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]