Senator Bob Casey is accusing the Trump administration of postal service sabotage

Written by on October 7, 2020

Senator Bob Casey is accusing the Trump administration of postal service sabotage

By Tyler Pratt

October 7, 2020

President Donald Trump has repeatedly raised unsubstantiated fears of fraud involving mail-in voting, which is expected to be more widely used in the November election out of concern for safety given the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey is accusing the Trump administration of hampering postal service deliveries. Casey says he has evidence that large containers of priority mail meant for the Lehigh Valley have been sitting for weeks in a Scranton postal facility.

Senator Casey shared photos he says he received from Northeastern Pa. postal workers concerned about a quote “scheme to delay the mail.”

“We saw at least five tractor trailer loads of delayed mail – that’s a lot in any context in any place.”

Casey says two sorting machines were removed from the facility in August and that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy later promised to return them. 

“We’re going to have more than 6 million voters. We’re certain that will be the number – it could go higher. I hope it goes to 7 million. But the challenge there is half of those votes will be by mail – every one of those 3 million-plus have to be delivered,” said Casey.

The Senator says he’s received thousands of complaints about package delays that include prescription medications. And that raises concerns with an election looming, when more than 3 million Pennsylvanians may cast ballots by mail.

A US Postal Service representative said they are aware of the delivery problems and plan to resolve them soon.

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