NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday announced a new lawsuit against the Trump administration, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the U.S. Postal Service for making changes to the USPS that are claimed to delay the election.
James says the integrity of this election is in jeopardy.
“We will do everything in our power to stop the president's power grab and ensure every eligible voter has an opportunity to cast a ballot come November,” she said.
James says in New York alone, the use of mail-in ballots will be at least 10 times greater this election alone due to the pandemic, she announced during a phone conference along with eight members of New York’s congressional delegation.
“Venturing out of the house, for some people, could literally be a matter of life or death, but instead of stepping up and supporting our country during a time of great need, Postmaster General DeJoy and the president have drastically scaled back postal service operations and that's even more concerning,” James said.
She says the changes are a “thinly veiled attempt to advance the president’s own political agenda.”
According to James' lawsuit, Republican President Donald Trump has publicly voiced opposition to mail-in voting on more than 30 occasions — despite voting by mail himself.
DeJoy, a former supply-chain CEO and major donor to Trump and the GOP, had also faced grilling questions from Congress in recent days over the changes made to the USPS.
New Jersey, Hawaii, New York City and San Francisco city and county also joined in on the lawsuit.