Nov. 4 (UPI) — A federal choose in Washington, D.C., stated Wednesday he deliberate to name Postmaster Common Louis DeJoy to courtroom to testify about why the U.S. Postal Service refused a courtroom order to comb mail processing services for undelivered ballots.

District Decide Emmet Sullivan accused the USPS of delaying responses to his orders, saying he was “shocked” on the company’s conduct.

“In some unspecified time in the future, the postmaster is both going to must be deposed or seem earlier than me and testify below oath,” Sullivan stated throughout a listening to Wednesday. “The courtroom has been very clear that it expects full compliance.”

Sullivan advised Justice Division legal professionals that he wished Kevin Bray, the highest USPS official overseeing election mail, to look in courtroom later Wednesday. Legal professional Joseph Evan Borson stated he’d must test with Bray’s schedule.

“You’ll have to inform him when he is accessible,” Sullivan stated. “It is as much as the courtroom when he is accessible.”

Showing in courtroom later within the day, Bray stated the USPS would implement extraordinary measures to ship remaining ballots in time to for them to be counted.

Sullivan on Monday ordered the USPS to implement some emergency election measures to make sure that ballots be delivered in time to be counted for Tuesday’s presidential election. On Tuesday, the choose known as on the company to do an intensive sweep of 12 postal districts in 15 states to make sure that all ballots had been delivered to elections officers as quickly as potential.

The USPS stated it wouldn’t comply with the order, saying that the every day assessment course of was already scheduled to happen between Four p.m. to eight p.m. that day and {that a} sweep would delay that course of.

Delays in mail supply main as much as the election had been a priority since DeJoy imposed modifications, a lot of which have been reversed.