‘Disastrous at a time like this’: US Postal Service is on the brink of crisis
The post office could be key to people voting during the pandemic but perverse financial rules and Trump’s hostility put that at risk
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the United States post office had been atrophying from financial turmoil. Over the past decade, post offices have been closed across the country, rural mail delivery is stretched thin, and thousands of post office workers have been laid off.
The outgoing postmaster general recently warned that without immediate support the agency could run out of funds within the year, and in that case might need to shut down.