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Monday, March 4, 2024

Protesters Show Up to Intimidate Postmaster General at His Home

'Sabotage of the USPS is un-American...'

(Headline USA) More than 100 demonstrators converged outside the North Carolina mansion of the postmaster general, protesting the cutbacks, delays and other changes to the historically mismanaged and financially underwater U.S. Postal Service, that have created fears for mail-in voting ahead of the November presidential election.

Protesters gathered for about two hours Sunday along the streets below Louis DeJoy‘s gated property, which overlooks the Greensboro Country Club golf course.

They chanted and held signs that read: “Sabotage of the USPS is un-American” and “Save USPS,” among other messages, news outlets said.

DeJoy, a Republican fundraiser and major political donor named to lead the Postal Service in May, has sparked a nationwide outcry over postal delays and cutbacks just as millions of Americans prepare to vote by mail to avoid polling places during the coronavirus pandemic.

DeJoy has attempted to get costs and waste back under control after decades of poorly managed, union-dominated control of the Postal Service.

The Postal Service warned states last week that it could not guarantee all ballots cast by mail would arrive in time to be counted, even if mailed by deadlines.

Protestors also gathered outside DeJoy’s apartment building in Washington early Saturday morning in a similar protest, the Washington Post reported.

It was unclear whether DeJoy was at either home during the demonstrations.

The Postal Service did not immediately respond to news outlets’ requests for comment.

Adapted from reporting by Associated Press.

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