Democratic Attorneys General Open Second Front in Battle to Roll Back Changes to U.S. Postal Service

  • A group of 7 Democratic AGs, led by Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Postal Service (“USPS”) seeking an immediate halt to the recent changes in USPS procedures and requiring USPS to adhere to its longstanding practices for the treatment of election mail.
  • The motion alleges that the changes implemented by the USPS have led to significant delays in mail delivery, thereby harming individuals and threatening the delivery of election mail-in ballots. The motion argues that the changes were unlawfully implemented without first seeking an opinion by the Postal Regulatory Commission, as required by federal law. The motion also alleges that the changes unlawfully interfere with States’ constitutional authority to manage their own elections.
  • As previously reported, a group of 14 Democratic AGs, led by Washington AG Bob Ferguson, sued the Trump administration and the USPS over similar allegations, arguing that the recent changes to the USPS procedures are unlawful and unconstitutional.