New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced via Twitter Tuesday his plans to sue the United States Postal Service.
“Voting by mail is safe, secure, and reliable. We intend to keep it that way. As AG, I’ve made it my mission to hold accountable those who try to corrupt our political process,” Grewal tweeted.
“Lawsuit coming soon,” he said.
Attorneys general from at least 20 states are suing the USPS to ensure that that mail service is not interrupted before the presidential election on November 3, according to a Washington Post report Tuesday.
Bloomberg reported Tuesday that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said he is suspending the planned changes to mail service that caused concerns over the delivery of ballots being slowed.
I can confirm: New Jersey will be suing @USPS.
Voting by mail is safe, secure, and reliable. We intend to keep it that way. As AG, I've made it my mission to hold accountable those who try to corrupt our political process.
Lawsuit coming soon.
— AG Gurbir Grewal (@NewJerseyOAG) August 18, 2020
“To avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail, I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is concluded,” DeJoy said to Bloomberg via email.
Mail processing equipment and blue collection boxes will remain where they are, and no mail processing facilities will be closed, Bloomberg reported, and overtime work will continue to be approved as needed, according to DeJoy.
A representative for the USPS did not return a request for comment by press time. The Office of the Attorney General did not return a request for comment on the Bloomberg report by press time.