Dispute over savings: US Post chief complains of "misrepresentation"

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the number of postal voters in the upcoming US presidential election in November could skyrocket – to the detriment of incumbent Trump. He therefore railed against the US Post. Their boss is now expressing himself.

In the dispute over austerity measures at the US post office before the presidential election in November, the head of the agency, Louis DeJoy, complained about a "misrepresentation" of the processes. At a hearing in front of the House of Representatives in Washington, DeJoy also spoke of interim restrictions on operations that should not have occurred. At the same time he promised: "We'll fix it." The 63-year-old businessman is an important donor to US President Donald Trump and the Republican Party. He's only been in office since June.

In view of the coronavirus pandemic, many more Americans are expected to vote by postal vote than in previous years. Reports about the dismantling of letter sorting machines and letter boxes recently caused a stir. Together with permanent warnings from President Donald Trump about an alleged massive fraud in postal votes, this led Democratic politicians to speak of "sabotage".

With a view to the election, DeJoy assured: "The Post is fully capable and obliged to deliver the nation's ballot papers safely and on time." Nevertheless, he called on voters to request their ballot papers early and to vote.