The United States Postal Service (USPS) has been fraught with delays after cost-cutting policies from the new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a top Trump and Republican party donor.
The crippling problems come just months before the United States expects record numbers of voting by mail in the face of the pandemic that's left no aspect of everyday life untouched.
Congressional Democrats are pressuring Republicans to allocate billions of additional dollars to the USPS to expand its resources ahead of the election, but Republicans and President Donald Trump say that it's a nonstarter.
Trump is still scrambling to sow public mistrust of mail-in voting, falsely asserting that it's rife with voter fraud.
In a Thursday morning interview with Fox News, Trump bluntly stated the reason for his opposition to increased funding for the Postal Service.
Trump admitted that he doesn't want to increase the funds because more people would be able to vote:
"They want $25 billion, billion, for the Post Office. Now they need that money in order to make the post office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots ... But if they don't get those two items that means you can't have universal mail-in voting."
People were stunned to see Trump admit that he wants to suppress the vote.
People are urging Congress to do something.
In addition to facilitating absentee voting, the USPS delivers over a billion prescription medicines per year.