USPS Board Of Governors Chair Also Listed As Director Of McConnell’s Super PAC

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Sen. Mitch McConnell said earlier this month that he believes the USPS will "be just fine" heading into the election.

According to Jesse Lehrich, a former foreign policy spokesperson for Hillary Clinton, recently filed paperwork shows that U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors Chairman Robert M. Duncan also serves as a director of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) $130 million super PAC, the Senate Leadership Fund.

Speaking to ongoing concerns over the USPS as Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s operational changes have slowed down mail delivery heading into the 2020 election, McConnell said earlier this month that he is not concerned over the matter.

"The Postal Service is going to be just fine. We're going to make sure that the ability to function going into the election is not adversely affected and I don't share the concerns that the president ... has mentioned," McConnell told reporters in Kentucky when asked about Trump's comments opposing Postal Service funding, voters being disenfranchised and if he believed the post office should be defunded.

The Postal Service warned 46 states in letters late last week that their deadlines to request, return and count ballots may clash with the realities of mail delivery at a time when the Postal Service is already facing financial troubles, delivery delays and an expected influx of election-related mail, according to The Washington Post.

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