The Postal Service and the 2020 Election: What You Need to Know
The Postal Service faces longstanding structural and financial problems, according to a recent report from a government watchdog that called on Congress to address the agency’s situation. At the same time, the Postal Service has said in financial filings that it has enough liquidity to fund operations through at least August 2021.
The Postal Service has publicly said its financial condition won’t affect its ability to process and deliver election mail.
“I think they do need money,” said Kevin Kosar, a senior fellow and postal-policy expert at R Street Institute, a free-market think tank, “but not for election purposes.” Funding could help with other challenges facing the Postal Service, Mr. Kosar suggested, such as upgrading its delivery fleet or offering “financially fair buyouts to workers who are approaching retirement.”