Trump and USPS appealed the ruling that suspended postal service charges ahead of the presidential election
The US President Donald Trump have appealed the legal order issued by US District Judge Emmett Sullivan in late September.
According to the Justice Department, the US Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Donald Trump have appealed a ruling that suspended postal service charges and requiring aggressive steps to ensure ballot deliveries ahead of the November presidential election.
The US District Judge had instructed USPS to take “extraordinary measures” to ensure that millions of ballots are delivered by mail and that several hearings are held on the condition of the ballots.
As the deadline for receiving ballots by mail for the November 6 election had passed, it is not immediately clear what impact this final move will have on the appeal. However the White House, the Department of Justice and the USPS did not make any immediate statements in this regard.
Mr. Sullivan also ordered twice-daily sweeps at USPS facilities serving states with extended dates for delivery of ballots.
Meanwhile, Mr. Sullivan said he would ask the Postmaster General to answer questions as to why the postal service failed to complete a court-ordered sweep for undelivered ballots. Mr. DeJoy “is either going to have to be deposed or appear before me and testify under oath about why some measures were not taken,” Mr. Sullivan added.