USPS Mail Sorting Machines Being Taken Out of Service Before the Election

A United States Postal worker makes a delivery with gloves and a mask in Warren, Mich., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The U.S. Postal Service is keeping post offices open but ensuring customers stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) apart. The agency said it is following guidance from public health experts, although there is no indication that the new coronavirus COVID-19 is being spread through the mail. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


According to internal documents obtained by VICE and CNN, the United States Postal Service is removing hundreds of high-volume mail-processing machines from facilities across the country before election season. The Washington Post reports that the USPS recently sent detailed letters to 46 states and DC warning that it cannot assure all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted.

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