The Latest Updates On The Changes At The U.S. Postal Service : 1A "[Postmaster General Louis] DeJoy does have quite a few stockholdings in places like Amazon and other shipping companies and worked in shipping for a number of years himself," says ProPublica's Jessica Huseman.

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The Latest Updates On The Changes At The U.S. Postal Service

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The Latest Updates On The Changes At The U.S. Postal Service

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The United States Postal Service logo is seen on a mailbox outside a post office in Los Angeles, California. ROBYN BECK/ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The United States Postal Service logo is seen on a mailbox outside a post office in Los Angeles, California.

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A dramatic reversal by the head of the U.S. Postal Service has some folks breathing a sigh of relief. But it's left others scratching their heads.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has been facing intense backlash by Democrats and some Republicans over cost-cutting moves like removing mailboxes and reducing post office hours. The measures were criticized as an attempt to disenfranchise people wanting to vote safely during the pandemic.

But now, DeJoy says he's decided to wait to make the changes until after the election in November. Meanwhile, President Trump's repeated assaults on voting by mail remain front and center for voters.

Jessica Huseman, reporter for ProPublica and Richard R. John, professor of history and communications at Columbia Journalism School joined us to talk about the latest developments from the U.S. Postal Service.

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