The removal of dozens of mailboxes in a handful of states set off a social media panic and some high-profile attention this week, but the U.S. Postal Service said the iconic blue boxes are just being moved to higher-volume areas.
The agency said it would stop removing the boxes nationally until after the election.
“We are not going to be removing any boxes,” USPS spokesman Rod Spurgeon told NBC News. “After the election, we’re going to take a look at operations and see what we need and don’t need.”
The reaction underscores the heightened sensitivities around the agency, which has been in President Trump’s crosshairs for months.