“The Democratic-run House on Sunday demanded that leaders of the U.S. Postal Service testify at an emergency oversight hearing Aug. 24 on mail delays as concerns grow that the Trump White House is trying to undermine the agency during the coronavirus pandemic while states expand mail-in voting options for the November presidential election.”

+ WaPo: Tracing Trump’s Postal Service obsession — from ‘loser’ to ‘scam’ to ‘rigged election.’ “Allies coddled Trump by telling him the reason he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in 2016 was widespread mail-in balloting fraud — a conspiracy theory for which there is no evidence — and the president’s postal outrage coarsened further.”

+ WaPo’s Margaret Sullivan: Trump’s attacks on the Postal Service deserve sustained, red-alert coverage from the media. That coverage will help make sure the postal services gets ballots delivered. On the other hand, that coverage will also fuel the conspiracy machine and make a lot of people believe everything is rigged. That’s the tricky part of covering the nonstop madness from this administration.