“The states have demonstrated that the defendants are involved in a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service. They have also demonstrated that this attack on the Postal Service is likely to irreparably harm the states’ ability to administer the 2020 general election.” So said Federal Judge Stanley A. Bastian as he blocked USPS operational changes amid concerns about mail slowdowns.

+ “A Michigan court made a major change to the state’s election rules on Friday, ruling that ballots sent before Election Day should count even if they’re not received until days afterward.” Ballots counting? Revolutionary idea!

+ Trump’s war on mail-in voting suffers setback in Pennsylvania.

+ Politico: “President Donald Trump has spent $20 million of his political war chest to stop it. He riffs about it at rallies. He tweets relentlessly about it. Yet six months into a crusade to stop universal mail-in voting, Trump hasn’t yet prevented a single state from sending voters the unsolicited ballots he claims, with minimal evidence, are ripe for fraud.”

+ Some people aren’t waiting for the mail… WaPo: On the first day of early voting, Virginians wait up to four hours to cast ballots. (I’ve been lined up for 3 years.)