DETROIT – The United States Postal Service (USPS) released new data that ranks Detroit’s postal delivery in last place, raising concerns about the effect that delivery delays could have on the presidential election just 10 days away.
The data was released due to a federal court order and was part of a new report on USPS performance released by Sen. Gary Peters, who has been investigating USPS delivery delays since July. Peters serves as the ranking member on the Senate Oversight Committee for the USPS.
According to the data, mail delivery in the Detroit region was about 15% slower than the national average during the first week of October, ranking the city at 67 out of 67 USPS regions. Mail delivery throughout the rest of Michigan was 0.5% slower than the national average.