The mail will figure large in this upcoming election. Pumpkin rails against mail-in voting but then tells people to use absentee balloting, which is handled by… mail.
His new Postmaster-General, Louis DeJoy, is beyond corrupt.
Already I am seeing online reports of serious delays in non-junk mail. (story here) Small retail businesses who use the USPS for shipping are especially hard hit. I know the plural of anecdote is not data, but this “tracks” (as the kids online like to say).
If the Rethuglicans choke off the mail, they can make sure to count only the votes they want (editorial from Portland). And democracy in the US will be finished, drowned in a sea of lost or delayed mail-in ballots.