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Judge Blasts DeJoy’s ‘Intentional’ Bid to Disrupt Election

  • Blue states didn’t trust Postmaster General to pause his plan
  • Washington state official hails ruling as ‘major victory’
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The judge who ordered a nationwide halt to operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service said it was “easy to conclude” that the effort by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was intended to disrupt and challenge the legitimacy of the upcoming election.

“At the heart of DeJoy’s and the Postal Service’s actions is voter disenfranchisement,” U.S. District Court Chief Judge Stanley A. Bastian said in a ruling Thursday in Yakima, Washington. “DeJoy’s actions fly in the face of Congress’s intent to insulate the management of the Postal Service from partisan politics and political influence.”