Democratic attorneys general from at least 21 states, including New Mexico, announced plans Tuesday to file lawsuits against the U.S. Postal Service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over complaints about service changes, delays and suspicions of an intentional effort to discourage voters from mailing ballots this fall.
The lawsuits allege the Postal Service violated the law by failing to seek approval from the Postal Regulatory Commission before instituting changes. Officials from multiple state AG’s offices told The Washington Post that the suits also argue the changes could hinder their ability to conduct free and fair elections.
President Donald Trump is named as a defendant, along with the Postal Service and DeJoy, accusing the president of infringing on state power to administer elections through his attacks on mail balloting.