The Post Office Can’t Handle an Election

 

The post office is at the forefront of a health pandemic, in an overly-paranoid, politically charged presidential election year. So what’s the issue? Well, for starters, the United States Postal Service states on their website, in big, red letters the following statement:

ALERT: DUE TO LIMITED TRANSPORTATION AVAILABILITY AS A RESULT OF NATIONWIDE COVID-19 IMPACTS, PACKAGE DELIVERY TIMES MAY BE EXTENDED. PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS® SERVICE WILL NOT CHANGE.” READ MORE ›

I beg to differ. First, I sent a package to my nephew which took almost a month. Before the virus, I strove to send Christmas packages the first week of December. It has resulted in teeth-gritting the week of Christmas, as packages trickle in at different times, although mailed the same day. Our accountant always alerts us to send our taxes in Certified, with a return receipt request. I’ve sent birthday cards that have taken two weeks to get from the South to the North… There have been stories of bags of discarded mail found, undelivered, across the country:

If the post office has admittedly had problems for years, losing billions, and cannot ensure because of the COVID virus an on-time delivery, why would we want to chance in a hot election year, an extreme overload of ballot mail-ins to be delivered on time, with no issues? There have been cries of voter fraud even in good times, voting machines breaking down, overseas ballots, or military ballots not counted. No, Nancy Pelosi, the post office is not “election central” – the ballot box is. While not perfect, nothing is 100% fail-proof.

President Trump is using pure common sense in saying that while it is acceptable to mail-in absentee ballots for registered voters, in-person voting is the safest method, and a blanket state-by-state mass mail-in is a recipe for fraud and disaster. I early-voted in our local election last week. I wore a mask, all staff wore a mask, and I was asked to serve an ID. My driver’s license was scanned and handed back by a gloved and masked volunteer. I signed a sheet with a sanitized pen and was given a ballot. I went into a sanitized booth with my sanitized pen and voted. I fed my ballot into a machine and was pointed to the exit by another masked and gloved volunteer. In the lobby, a cheerful masked man offered me an American flag, an “I Voted” sticker, and a red and white puffy mint, the kind that melts in your mouth. It took all of about 5 minutes.

Remember the time Iraq held it’s first free and peaceful election after Saddam? For the upcoming presidential election, I recommend a finger dipped in ink because it’s that important to get this right.

God bless America!

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  1. The Scarecrow Thatcher
    The Scarecrow
    @TheScarecrow

    Absolutely!  We don’t need as many votes as possible, we need as many LEGITIMATE votes as possible.  1,000 legitimate votes are worth everything, 1,000,000 illegitimate votes are worth nothing.

    The only legitimate votes are those with a provenence, a chain of custody.  You follow a procedure just as you have described – anything less will not do.

    Every mail-in vote is worthless.

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  2. JoelB Member
    JoelB
    @JoelB

    I don’t think the capability of the USPS to deliver the mail will be the problem. The ballots will go to your county election bureau in most cases, I suppose. That would be a local and uncomplicated delivery. The problems start when the ballots get to the county.

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  3. Housebroken Thatcher
    Housebroken
    @Chuckles

    Just give them a few Billion more dollars.

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  4. Barry Jones Thatcher
    Barry Jones
    @BarryJones

    I would recommend that everyone with an interest in the PO and its ability to handle mail in ballots listen to Byron York’s most recent podcast. He spends a lot of time on the supposed “Trump is messing with the PO to steal the election” garbage but also address postal volume, PO mail delivery goals and how that may conflict with the PO’s ability to deliver mail in a timely fashion and the various States procedure for requesting and returning mail in ballots. Good, informed and informative podcast. Relevant, too.

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  5. PHCheese Member
    PHCheese
    @PHCheese

    Remind every Democrat you know that the Postal Union was convicted of Hatch Act violations relating to the 2016 elections by helping Hillary Rodam Clinton.

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  6. OccupantCDN Coolidge
    OccupantCDN
    @OccupantCDN

    I think its a near universal truism “The Post Office Sucks”… In any nation larger than a proverbial postage stamp, I can’t think of one that has a good post office.

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  7. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
    @CliffordBrown

    JoelB (View Comment):

    I don’t think the capability of the USPS to deliver the mail will be the problem. The ballots will go to your county election bureau in most cases, I suppose. That would be a local and uncomplicated delivery. The problems start when the ballots get to the county.

    No, the ballots, under the Democrats’ election stealing scheme, are mailed out like junk mail, spamming addresses, without real, verified live and eligible voters actually requesting absentee ballots. The result is lots, thousands, tens of thousands, millions, of extra ballots stuffed into mail boxes like the weekly grocery flyer. President Trump needs to stay focused like a laser and not get cute about Nancy and funding horse trades. Kayleigh McEnany got the wording right last week “mail out not mail in” is the source of massive election irregularities already throwing Democrat primaries into complete chaos. 

    Talking about dollars and talking about wanting a nice clean answer November 3 is a loser in the courts. You have to make John Roberts and Neal Gorsuch see they will be personally blamed by the American people for obvious and gross fraud if they do not shut down this obvious election meddling now.

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  8. Front Seat Cat Member
    Front Seat Cat
    @FrontSeatCat

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    I don’t think the capability of the USPS to deliver the mail will be the problem. The ballots will go to your county election bureau in most cases, I suppose. That would be a local and uncomplicated delivery. The problems start when the ballots get to the county.

    No, the ballots, under the Democrats’ election stealing scheme, are mailed out like junk mail, spamming addresses, without real, verified live and eligible voters actually requesting absentee ballots. The result is lots, thousands, tens of thousands, millions, of extra ballots stuffed into mail boxes like the weekly grocery flyer. President Trump needs to stay focused like a laser and not get cute about Nancy and funding horse trades. Kayleigh McEnany got the wording right last week “mail out not mail in” is the source of massive election irregularities already throwing Democrat primaries into complete chaos.

    Talking about dollars and talking about wanting a nice clean answer November 3 is a loser in the courts. You have to make John Roberts and Neal Gorsuch see they will be personally blamed by the American people for obvious and gross fraud if they do not shut down this obvious election meddling now.

    Also remember the counting problems the Democrats had in the 2018 elections – and voting machine problems?  It was weeks before results surfaced. 

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