Obama urged lawmakers to fight against what he called President Trump's attempt to "actively kneecap the Postal Service." Trump has said he doesn't want more funding for the USPS so that universal mail-in voting can't be set up before November's election. The USPS is now warning ballots in 46 states may not be delivered in time to be counted. Obama said action was necessary, both by members of Congress and citizens, to "protect the integrity" of the presidential election, and called Trump's attacks on USPS "unique to modern history." He also accused Republicans of trying "to discourage people's votes from counting" with other measures like gerrymandering and voter identification restrictions. The Trump campaign has sued several states efforts to expand mail-in voting amid the pandemic.

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