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CT Attorney General Tong calls on residents to report info on Postal Service delays

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong says he is actively talking with other attorneys general nationwide to mount what he calls "a vigorous legal defense" of the U.S. Postal Service.

News 12 Staff

Aug 14, 2020, 9:17 PM

Updated 1,406 days ago

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Connecticut Attorney General William Tong says he is actively talking with other attorneys general nationwide to mount what he calls "a vigorous legal defense" of the U.S. Postal Service.
"If anybody out there in Connecticut has information about their experience with the Postal Service delays, in receiving your absentee ballot for the primary, delays in receiving bills or information about your kids' schools or much needed medicine or health care information, let us know," said Tong.
The U.S. Postal Service warned states Friday that it may not be able to deliver mail-in ballots on time because of lags in mail delivery.
This stems from recent actions by the Postmaster General which have led to slower mail delivery.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal called for more funding for the Postal Service Friday.
He says cuts to staff and changes to how political mail is classified could also impact voting in November.
Blumenthal added that on-time mail delivery is a critical function of the federal government.
"Americans have come to depend on mail for buying and selling and for prescription drugs and now for voting, and what the Trump administration is doing now apparently a calculated voter-suppression effort," said Blumenthal.
Photos have been circulating on social media showing freestanding mailboxes being removed in some cities.
There are also reports of mail-sorting machines being removed across the country since June.


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