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Rep. Andy Kim. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Kim say post office deliberately delaying mail delivery

Congressman: ‘We cannot allow the failure to meet service delivery standards to impact the validity of a single voter’s ballot, let alone the outcome of an election’

By David Wildstein, July 21 2020 12:53 pm

With some of his constituents grumbling that they haven’t received mail delivery for several days, Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) wants to know if these complaints are connected to a directive from newly-appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

“Many of my constituents have rightly contacted my office to express frustration and concern about ongoing mail delivery delays, some of whom have not received their medications and first-class mail for more than three days,” Kim said in a letter to DeJoy.  “As I am sure you understand, I find these reports deeply concerning and worry that they are a direct result of your new directives.”

According to published reports, DeJoy directed postal officials to delay mail delivery as a cost-cutting measure.

The move to deliberately delay mail deliveries comes at a time when states like New Jersey are considering another election conducted almost entirely through vote by mail ballots.

“Many states, including New Jersey, have relied more heavily upon vote-by-mail options during the Coronavirus crisis,” Kim said. “We cannot allow the failure to meet service delivery standards to impact the validity of a single voter’s ballot, let alone the outcome of an election.

DeJoy was named to lead the U.S. Postal Service by President Donald Trump in May.

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