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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Tuesday that he plans to pause planned reforms of the U.S. Postal Service “to avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail” as millions of Americans get ready to vote by mail in the 2020 presidential election.

The abrupt reversal comes as more than 20 states, from New York to California, announced they would be suing to stop the changes. The states, along with lawmakers and others, want to ensure voters are able to use mail-in ballots if they prefer to avoid polling places due to health risks from COVID-19.

“The Postal Service is ready today to handle whatever volume of election mail it receives this fall,” DeJoy said in statement released Tuesday. “Even with the challenges of keeping our employees and customers safe and healthy as they operate amid a pandemic, we will deliver the nation’s election mail on time and within our well-established service standards.”

DeJoy announced the expansion of the USPS’ leadership taskforce on election mail “to enhance our ongoing work and partnership with state and local election officials in jurisdictions throughout the country.”

He assured Americans that retail hours at post offices nationwide will remain the same and that mail processing equipment and blue collection boxes will stay in their current spots. He added that no mail processing facilities will be closed.

“I came to the Postal Service to make changes to secure the success of this organization and its long-term sustainability,” DeJoy said. “I believe significant reforms are essential to that objective, and work toward those reforms will commence after the election.”

President Donald Trump told Fox Business News last week that he supported withholding USPS funding in order to prevent universal mail-in voting, which he has previously said would be a “disaster.” Trump has flatly denied he was asking for a slow-walk of the mail.

The president has consistently claimed that mail-in or absentee voting presents ample opportunity for fraud. Experts say examples of ballot fraud have been overstated. In 2017, the Brennan Center for Justice ranked the risk of ballot fraud at 0.00004% to 0.0009%, based on studies of past elections.

DeJoy is scheduled to appear Friday before the Senate to testify on mail delivery delays and service changes that lawmakers and others are warning could imperil the November election. On Monday, he’s scheduled to appear before the House Oversight Comittee.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.