Today, President Trump explicitly stated that cuts to the United States Postal Service (USPS) were an effort to curb mail-in voting. In response, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement:
“President Trump must end his war on the United States Postal Service and our democratic institutions. A vibrant and fully operational postal service is critical to our democracy and country — and to the smooth running of the November elections during an ongoing pandemic.
Undermining the USPS is an open act of partisan warfare and voter suppression. And putting donors with ongoing business entanglements in charge of the demolition is typical of the swamp and is cronyism at its worst. The USPS is a public good. It’s Congress’ duty to the American people to ensure it has the resources to function properly.
It’s also incumbent on Congress to quickly provide emergency funding for states and localities to hold safe and secure elections. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should get off the sidelines and help make that happen. Stimulus legislation must be passed that strengthens and protects both our elections and the post office. Anything less is election sabotage.”