I guess we can all stop asking whether Donald Trump is blocking money for the U.S. Postal Service specifically in order to stop Americans from voting by mail, because he just came out and said it. On Thursday morning, the president told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that coronavirus relief talks with Democrats had broken down partly over their demand for Postal Service and election funding.
“They want $3.5 billion for the mail-in votes. Universal mail-in ballots. They want $25 billion—billion—for the post office. Now they need that money in order to have post office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots,” he said. “Those are just two items. But if you don’t get those two items, that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting. Because they’re not equipped to have it.”