On August 13, President Trump stated in a news interview that he opposed supplemental funding for the United States Postal Service for the reason that such funding is necessary for the delivery of universal mail-in ballots for the 2020 election. His comments sparked panic about no matter if the Trump administration is slowing Postal Service delivery in order to sway the election. Photos of blue mailboxes getting removed and anecdotes about slow mail delivery added fuel to the fire. Postmaster Common Louis DeJoy was named to testify just before Senate and Home oversight committees. Lawsuits have been filed by a host of state attorneys basic.
So what’s definitely going on right here? Is this election interference, the implementation of genuine policies or a thing else? Margaret Taylor sat down with Kevin Kosar of the American Enterprise Institute and Anne Joseph O’Connell of Stanford Law College to sort by means of the details, the policy adjustments, the investigations and the lawsuits—and what it all indicates for the 2020 election.