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Monday August 17th, 2020 evening edition

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"It's going to take everyone, on multiple fronts, to save our postal service and our democracy.".

"At 11 am (local time), we will show up at local post offices across the country to save the post office from Trump and declare that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy must resign," said the organizers of Saturday's demonstrations.

Rahna Epting, executive director of MoveOn, tweeted Sunday that "it's going to take everyone, on multiple fronts, to save our Postal Service and our democracy.".

Voicing support for the demonstrations, former Office of Government Ethics director Walter Shaub said "you're either in the last days of this republic or you are going to endure the inconvenience (maybe hardship) of defending it.".

"We have a narrow window to stop a wannabe dictator from sabotaging our elections," Shaub added.

The nationwide demonstrations were announced days after Trump openly admitted he is blocking emergency funding for the Postal Service in an effort to hinder mail-in voting.

"This constitutes a grave threat to the integrity of the election and to our very democracy," the lawmakers warned. »

Worried voters are buying stamps and merch to fund the USPS

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In response, Americans are flocking to USPS's website to buy merchandise in an effort to support the postal service.

The USPS website has a wide range of products available for purchase including: Sweatshirts, T-shirts, kids costumes, dog costumes, tote bags, stamps and toy trucks.

The express mail T-shirt, USPS backpack, blue hoodie sweatshirt and Earth Day coasters are all labeled as "discontinued" on the website. »

Belarus election: UK refuses to recognise result and demands international investigation into 'grisly repression' of protests

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The British government does not recognise the result of Belarus's contested presidential election, the Foreign Secretary has said.

"The UK will work with our international partners to sanction those responsible, and hold the Belarusian authorities to account.".

But Mr Lukashenko remained defiant this morning, amid reports that some 6,700 people have been arrested in the wake of the election. »

Taylor Swift asks fans to vote early and fight for USPS

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Now Taylor Swift has gone political once again, and she’s using her Twitter page to recommend that her followers join in on a controversial form of political subterfuge called “voting.”

Apparently, this “voting” could be a way to bring down Donald Trump, and to ensure that this plan is as successful as possible, Swift even wants her fans to vote early by requesting mail-in ballots.

But hey, stuff like Taylor Swift asking her Twitter followers to vote early can’t hurt, so it’s cool. »