Watch CBS News

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Halt USPS Cuts Ahead Of 2020 Election

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop further cuts to the U.S. Postal Service ahead of the 2020 election, in which mail-in ballots will be used more than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit filed by New York and other states.

New York Attorney General Letitia James said, "voting is a fundamental right in our democracy, and we will vigorously and relentlessly protect that right."

MORE: New York County Election Official Says Voter Fraud Virtually Non-Existent, 'Safeguards' In Place To Ease Ballot Anxiety

Last month, New York and other states filed a lawsuit against the administration, including the post master general, after massive cutbacks cause nationwide service delays.

"The president's true intentions behind the postal service changes have been clear as day from the very beginning — to undermine the election in November," James' statement continued. "We will not stop doing everything in our power to uphold the rule of law and to protect our democracy, ensuring that all eligible voters who wish to cast a ballot in November can do so."

Click here to see our Campaign 2020 voter guide with important dates and other resources.

You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.