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We cannot hold an election without a functional post office

Slate, April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020

We cannot hold an election without a functional post office

Rick Hasen, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law writes, “All the plans we have for a safe and legitimate general election in November depend heavily upon the ability to expand vote by mail. Yet those plans would be completely upended if the United States Postal Service collapses, a ridiculous but real possibility thanks to COVID-19 and President Donald Trump’s opposition to a postal service bailout as part of the federal government’s pandemic response. In every election but especially this year, the USPS is critical government infrastructure for our elections. … We cannot let USPS collapse.”