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Protestors concerned about U.S. Postal Service

Posted at 10:24 AM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 12:48:25-04

Many around the country, including in Billings on Saturday, came to protest any decrease in service of the U.S. Postal Serivce.

Protesters outside the downtown post office say they're concerned with the postal service dismantling machines and decreasing service and how that affects mail-in ballots for November's election.

The group Indivisible Yellowstone says it's skeptical about Post Master General Louis DeJoy's comments on handling elections.

"He said he would make sure that people would be able to vote by mail and be safe, and that was encouraging," said Katherine Jabs, Indivisible Yellowstone leader and organizer of the Billings protest. "But I'm not sure I trust him. I'm not afraid of fraud. I think there's very, very little fraud. It's not an issue that I worry about. The history of the postal service is the history of our democracy, period."

In June, a Scripps station reported on the New Jersey Attorney General charging four men with voter fraud in a May 12 mail-in special election after being alerted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.