Postal Service will prioritize ballots over other mail

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told lawmakers Friday that ensuring the safe and timely delivery of election mail was his “sacred duty,” disputing accusations his controversial cost-cutting agenda was politically motivated even as he reiterated his intention to execute it after the November election. In sworn testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, DeJoy said postal workers would continue to prioritize election mail ahead of other first-class mailings, an informal but long-standing practice. Jacob Bogage, Elise Viebeck, Michale Brice-Saddler and Michelle Yee Hee Lee, The Washington, Post.

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