Three US states are suing the Trump administration over changes to the US Postal Service (USPS) ahead of the November election.
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It is the latest development in a huge row over the federal agency, which is tasked with handling mail-in ballots for the vote.

The filing alleges "partisan meddling" is slowing deliveries, which could "endanger" election plans.

Neither the White House nor the USPS have yet commented on the filing.

Democrats allege that the head of the USPS, who was appointed by US President Donald Trump, has tried to deliberately "sabotage" the election with a series of recent reforms.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has dismissed the allegations. The top Republican donor told senators on Friday that all ballots will arrive on time and announced the reforms would be delayed until after the election.

But he has overseen the removal of mail boxes and reduced overtime pay for workers.

What is US row over postal service about?

美国邮政投票会导致“巨大欺诈”吗?

由于冠状病毒的持续流行,预计今年将有空前数量的美国选民通过邮寄投票。

特朗普一再提出指控,邮寄选票将导致选民欺诈-专家和投票官员对此予以驳回。

诉讼怎么说?

夏威夷,新泽西州和纽约州都是诉讼的原告,旧金山和纽约市也都是诉讼的原告。

该文件写道:“由于党派干预所带来的一系列彻底的政策变化,独立机构已成为旨在破坏联邦选举的政治足球。”

它声称特朗普总统“反复,有针对性地,公开地试图破坏邮寄投票的努力”。

同时,由他任命的官员进行了“消除或大幅更改”流程,使邮件无法按时发送,从而导致严重的延误和大量积压。

纽约州总检察长莱蒂西亚·詹姆斯周二在推特上提起诉讼。她写道:“经济放缓无非是一种压制选民的策略。”

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上周马里兰州司法部长表示,十几个州正在考虑对特朗普​​政府采取法律行动。

与此同时,美国众议院在11月大选前通过了一项250亿美元(合190亿英镑)的法案,用于为USPS筹集资金。然而,由共和党领导的参议院负责人表示,该机构将“绝对不会通过”该法案成为法律。

At the Republican National Convention on Monday Mr Trump again claimed that mail-in ballots could lead to fraud. In his speech he called it "the greatest scam in the history of politics".

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