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Press Release Published: Aug 17, 2020

Comer: USPS Conspiracy Theory Damages Election Integrity & U.S. Institutions

WASHINGTON – House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) today issued the following statement on the Democrats’ conspiracy theory regarding the United States Postal Service:

“The Democrats’ wild and baseless conspiracy theory about the United States Postal Service is irresponsible and only undermines the American people’s faith in the integrity of the election and our institutions. The Committee on Oversight and Reform has a tremendous opportunity to put this conspiracy theory to bed and I hope my Democratic colleagues will join me in reviewing the facts and identifying areas of reform so that USPS works best for the American people.

“Let’s be clear: Americans can safely vote in person this fall if proper health protocols are followed. Even Dr. Fauci has stated that there is no reason Americans can’t do so. Regardless of how Americans choose to vote in the 2020 election, they must have confidence that their vote counts.

“If Americans do choose to vote by mail, we all agree that ballots must be fairly delivered by the Postal Service in a timely manner to the American people. This is an incredible revenue-generating opportunity for an organization that has bemoaned a downward trend in mail volume. The Postal Service also owes it to the American people to improve their operations – this is a fact that even Democrats agreed with when it was politically convenient to do so. I look forward to continuing to work with the USPS leadership to make the Postal Service more efficient and fiscally sustainable and ensure ballots are fairly delivered and collected by the Postal Service.”