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USPS Needs Monitor to Ensure Election Compliance, States Say

  • Judge ordered DeJoy to reverse changes in postal operations
  • States claim USPS performance has dropped since order issued
Louis DeJoy
Louis DeJoyPhotographer: Tom Brenner/Reuters/Bloomberg

Six states that successfully sued Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over operational changes that threatened to undermine mail-in voting asked a judge to name a former U.S. Postal Service inspector general to make sure the agency complies with the court’s orders.

Led by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the states said in a letter Tuesday to U.S. District Judge Gerald Austin McHugh in Philadelphia that David C. Williams, inspector general from 2003 to 2016, should be an independent monitor to ensure the USPS follows through on court-ordered commitments, including lifting a ban on late deliveries and employee overtime. The Postal Service opposes the request, according to court filings.