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Protesters march on home of U.S. Postmaster General, demand resignation

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a book sitting on top of a desk: Mail-in primary election ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa.


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Mail-in primary election ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa.

Protesters gathered at the home of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Saturday to demand his resignation — a significant escalation of public pressure amid a pitched battle over mail-in ballots for the 2020 presidential election.

About 100 demonstrators gathered outside DeJoy’s home in the wealthy Washington D.C. enclave of Kalorama.

The crowd banged drums and shook noisemakers, while holding signs reading “Save democracy, stop sabotaging the USPS”.

The protest was organized by the group Shut Down D.C which accused DeJoy of undermining the Post Office to make it more difficult to count mailed in ballots for the 2020 elections.

“We’re in the middle of a historic pandemic and as many as 40 percent of Americans plan on casting their ballot by mail. If we can’t rely on those ballots getting to where they need to go, we’ve got a serious problem with democracy,” Patrick Young, of Shut Down D.C. told WUSA9 News.

See also: Postal Service warns U.S. states it cannot guarantee all ballots by mail for November election will arrive in time to be counted

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