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Democrats plan emergency hearing on Postal Service 'sabotage' as Republicans allege 'conspiracy theory'

The abrupt changes that have already been made in the Postal Service have raised suspicions that the recent disruptions affecting various types of mail are part of a plot to undermine the electoral system. Foto: Rebecca Cook

The U.S. Postal Service remained gripped in a partisan battle Monday as Democrats pushed for an emergency hearing and funding while Republicans accused them of stoking a conspiracy theory ahead of a November election in which millions of votes will be cast by mail.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy agreed to testify next week before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform about the sweeping operational changes that have led to mail delivery delays across the country and raised concerns among elected officials and voters, the committee announced Monday...

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