CNN reports that a federal judge has ordered the United States Postal Service to start sweeping processing facilities by 3 p.m. Eastern Time for possibly stranded ballots and deliver them immediately.
The order from Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia covers 12 postal districts that serve 15 states, including Wisconsin’s Lakeland District, which encompasses most of Wisconsin and portions of northern Illinois. The sweep is to be conducted by USPS postal inspectors. (Numbers of districts and states updated with further reporting.)
Sullivan’s order stated that the sweep was “to ensure that no ballots have been held up and that any identified ballots are immediately sent out for delivery.” More details are at CNN, as well as the Washington Post.