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USPS Ordered by Judge to Step Up Delivery of Election Mail

  • On-time delivery rates continue to fall before Nov. 3 election
  • Court orders in several cases haven’t restored full service
A U.S. Postal Service truck drives in Crockett, California, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. 
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was ordered to immediately expand mail delivery with extra trips and later deliveries after the U.S. Postal Service failed to improve performance less than a week before the election.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington late Tuesday granted an emergency request to enforce and monitor compliance with an earlier injunction he ordered. The ruling is a victory for civil rights groups and Democratic-led states that alleged in several lawsuits that the changes were undermining the election to the benefit of President Donald Trump.