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‘He’s incorrect’: Louis DeJoy rebukes Trump’s claim that Postal Service can’t handle mail-in voting

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This Thursday, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy offered a rare rebuke of President Trump, saying that he’s “incorrect” in his assertion that the United States Postal Service isn’t equipped to handle the surge in mail-in voting that will come as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The Postal Service will do it’s job to deliver the ballots. When the President goes into that the Postal Service doesn’t — is not equipped to do it, which, he is incorrect with that,” DeJoy said according to CNN. “We’re equipped to do it and we’re going to deliver ballots.”

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DeJoy also fired back at the suggestion that he was directed by the Trump administration to slow mail service.

“No. No, no and a million times, no. I’ve had very little conversation with the administration,” DeJoy said. “The Postal Service is an independent organization. I report to a board of governors, a bipartisan board of governors, and that’s where we, where my plans for what we do with the Postal Service get approved.”

“So to date … I’ve had no input from the White House on anything, nor would they have any authority to direct me to do any anything,” he added.


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