- Some social media users have urged others to boycott Prime Day because of a theory that an influx of packages will affect the US Postal Service’s ability to handle mail-in ballots.
- That’s not the case, a USPS spokesperson told Business Insider.
- The post office processes packages and first-class mail on different machines — and the USPS is equipped to handle surges in parcel volume — the spokesperson said.
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Amazon’s annual Prime Day event kicks off Tuesday, and some social media users have expressed concerns that the surge in packages could affect the US Postal Service’s capacity to handle mail-in ballots, given that the presidential election is just weeks away.
But the Postal Service says those claims are unfounded.
—Zachary Ryan (@ZachariusD) October 6, 2020
The post office processes mail and packages on different equipment, a Postal Service spokesperson told Business Insider via email.