Beijing, August 18 (Xinhua) according to the US “world daily” report, 17 local time, U.S. President trump said that if full postal voting is allowed, the United States “will never have a fair” presidential election. He also expressed support for a series of reform measures of the U.S. Postal Service before the election.
trump has been making frequent calls on the postal vote recently. He claimed that a surge in mailing votes in 2020 would breed election fraud, but failed to provide evidence. Four years ago, about a quarter of American voters voted by mail.
trump said that measures were being taken to solve the long-term financial “disaster” of the U.S. Postal service, and said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s preparation of emergency legislation to solve the problem of postal service delay was a “fraud”.
according to previous reports, mail sorting machines and street mail boxes in several cities in the United States have been demolished, and the working hours and overtime hours of post office staff have been shortened. The U.S. Postal Service last week warned 46 state governments that they might not be able to deliver the November presidential election ballot papers as scheduled.
the attorneys general of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Washington, and North Carolina are discussing legal means, such as prosecuting the trump administration, to prevent the post office from implementing reforms that may affect election results.