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Election of Democratic President Hints at Post Office Change | American Politics

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WASHINGTON (AP) – A former union leader and Obama administration official was elected president of the US Postal Service Board of Governors on Tuesday, marking the first step a potential upheaval under President Joe Biden.

Ron Bloom has replaced former Republican National Committee chairman Robert “Mike” Duncan, who remains on the board as critics call for sacking besieged Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, increasing racial and gender diversity and creating a democratic majority. The current six members of the board are men.

DeJoy, a prominent Republican fundraiser and supporter of former President Donald Trump, has come under heavy criticism for the changes he made before the election this has recently led to widespread delivery delays and other problems. The postal service also handled a poor performance on time during holidays due to a mail and package crash that has been exacerbated by the pandemic.

Bloom said on Tuesday he looks forward to working with the board, DeJoy and others on a 10-year plan that will “revitalize” the Post …

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