‘Catastrophic for democracy’: Experts warn Trump assault on postal service threatens November elections

In a column for Slate on Tuesday, Richard Hasen, a professor University of California–Irvine School of Law, argued that Trump’s refusal to provide necessary relief for the Postal Service should be viewed as “an attack on voting rights.” “All the plans we have for a safe and legitimate general election in November depend heavily upon the ability to expand vote-by-mail,” wrote Hasen. “Yet those plans would be completely upended if the United States Postal Service collapses.”