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Washington Files Lawsuit Against The Postal Service

Associated Press


The Washington state attorney general’s office today [Tuesday] filed a lawsuit against the Postal Service for recent changes in delivery and removal of mail sorting equipment.

Those changes include eliminating the processing of outgoing mail at postal facilities in Wenatchee, Yakima and Tacoma.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the lawsuit challenges the government’s decision to make the changes without first going through a review process that includes stakeholders.

He says while much of the attention about the changes centers on mail-in ballots, Washington’s challenge is much broader.

“The case we are bringing is on behalf of all the service changes and the impacts, the negative impacts, those changes have on Americans in many, many different ways," Ferguson said.

Washington’s suit was filed in federal court in Spokane. It includes 13 other states. A second lawsuit was filed by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on behalf of several other states. All of the states are led by Democratic attorneys general.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy today announced that his agency will delay the changes until after the November election.


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