“From a sheer numbers perspective, none of the experts I spoke with doubted that the Postal Service could handle a vote-by-mail election, even if every one of the nation’s more than 150 million registered voters stuck their ballot in a mailbox. As one noted to me, a presidential election might be a big deal, but in postal terms, it’s no Christmas. The Postal Service processes nearly 500 million pieces of mail every day, and it annually handles more than 3 billion pieces in the week before Christmas alone.” The USPS has plenty of capacity to handle the increased mail traffic of pandemic election. For now. The Atlantic: What Really Scares Voting Experts About the Postal Service.

+ Postal service inspector general reviewing DeJoy’s policy changes and potential ethics conflicts. (I’ve advised my kids to be inspectors general when they grow up. The work never seems to run out…)

+ USPS will stop removing letter collection boxes in Western states until after the election.

+ NBC: An all-out war over mail voting has erupted in courts across the U.S. Here’s what’s at stake. The inspector general may stop the corruption and voting rights groups could win all the legal cases. But, remember. The goal is not only to break the vote by mail system. It’s to make people lose faith in the vote by mail system, making way for an argument that the election was rigged. Don’t take my word for it. Take his.

+ UPS, FedEx warn they cannot carry ballots like U.S. Postal Service. (Nor should they have to.)