Loeffler and Collins Silent on USPS Delays Threatening Upcoming Election

August 17, 2020

Both Republican Senate contenders have yet to comment on threat to voting rights in Georgia ahead of expected heavy voting-by-mail in November

ATLANTA — Amid reports about the Trump administration’s reckless attacks on the US Postal Service (USPS) run by Trump “loyalist” and GOP mega-donor Louis DeJoy, fellow “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins are still silent on this threat to Georgia elections that “could prevent absentee ballots from being counted in November’s presidential election.”

The Postal Service has already notified Georgia “that it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted” during an election where “record numbers of voters are submitting their ballots through the mail.” And President Donald Trump has admitted that he opposes emergency funding for the Postal Service “because he doesn’t want to see [the USPS] used for mail-in voting this November.” Even before these latest attacks, Georgia already faced a “complete meltdown” in the June primary election marked by long lines and unprepared state officials showing the dangers of limited resources for voting ahead of November.

In addition to the threat to voting rights, these cuts and slowdowns also endanger vital mail deliveries like Social Security payments and prescription medication — particularly for veterans. Yet even despite the impacts on Americans across the country, Loeffler and Collins remain silent on these disturbing reports.

“Once again, rather than hold the White House and its allies accountable for their reckless behavior, Senator Kelly Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins are staying silent while the Trump administration undercuts a vital service and threatens the integrity of the upcoming election,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “From voting rights to veterans’ prescriptions, the Postal Service performs critical functions for millions of Americans — yet instead of answers about these ongoing slowdowns, all Georgians are getting is silence from Loeffler and Collins.”


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