Pelosi is calling the House to avert crisis in postal services
...to keep the plan of vote by mail in action
President Nancy Pelosi has recalled the House of Representatives from recess. She wants the House to vote on a bill later this week that prohibits the US Postal Company from changing its policy in the coming time. The Democrats fear that the presidential elections in November, some of which will take place by post, will be jeopardized.
The U.S. Postal Service has warned that millions of votes cast by post may come in too late to be counted. It is expected that a record number of voters in relation to corona will vote by post.
In a letter, Pelosi calls on Congress to meet later this week, according to sources from Reuters news agency, she is aiming for Saturday. Pelosi is working on a law that ensures that the postal services continue to operate in the same way as they did on 1 January this year, so that the postal votes can be processed on time. She accuses president Trump of running a campaign to sabotage the election.
The delays in the distressed mail company coincide with the arrival of a new director appointed by Trump. It has made cuts to improve the financial position of the USPS. Trump says he doesn’t want to spend any extra money on the Postal Service because he thinks that leads to voter fraud.
The US has had decades of experience of voting by post. Every presidential election, millions of Americans vote like that. There is no evidence that this leads to large-scale fraud.
The pandemic has led US states to seek ways to ensure the safe conduct of the ballot and prevent overloaded polling stations. With less than three months to go before the presidential elections, postal voting has therefore become a political controversy.