Postal service funding crisis could harm voting by mail: coronavirus – Business Insider


The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the United States has plunged the US Postal Service into dire financial straits.It could severely impact the 2020 elections as states pivot to vote by mail. Two Democratic lawmakers who oversee the Postal Service warned in late March that the agency “will not survive the summer without immediate help from Congress and the White House.”The stimulus package President Trump recently signed into law allows the post office to borrow up to $10 billion from the US Treasury, but did not provide emergency funding or debt relief. One election expert told Insider she is confident in the Postal Service’s ability to process more ballots. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the United States has plunged the US Postal Service into dire financial straits,
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