Considerations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have caused many states to place greater emphasis on mail-in balloting. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention even recommended mail-in ballots a way to vote without risking exposure to the virus at the polls. Meanwhile, President Trump has repeatedly said mail-in ballots will lead to voting fraud, giving a boost to Joe Biden.
All states do allow registered voters to vote by mail upon request using “Absentee ballots.” This method of voting has been in place for years for the military and other voters who can’t or don’t want to show up at the polls. However, under the mail-in ballot scheme, as favored by Democrats, all registered voters in every state would automatically receive a ballot, whether they are dead or alive or still live within the jurisdiction.
As Tom Fitton, head of Judicial Watch wrote in last week’s Weekly Update: “96 million Americans are going to be getting ballots or absentee ballots application. . . that no one has asked for.”
“With an estimated 96 million ballots to be sent through the mail, the opportunities for fraud are of enormous proportions. In 2016, approximately 319,000 absentee mail-in ballots were thrown out. This year we don’t have any guess how many will be thrown out, because there’s no precedent to what’s being planned here, which is to the break the system.”
Ross Marchand, Vice President of Policy for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, had this to say in his article posted Aug. 17, 2020, Politicians, Pundits Deliver Postal Misinformation: “There is no shortage of misinformation about the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), a beleaguered agency that lost $8.8 billion last year and has more than $160 billion in unfunded liabilities. Since Postmaster General Louis DeJoy assumed leadership of the agency on June 15, former presidents, lawmakers, and even famed musicians have alleged that there’s a conspiracy to hobble the USPS. Fortunately, there’s no evidence that’s the case.”
“While USPS leadership could’ve certainly done a better job of communicating postal policy changes, the changes over the past two months are continuations – and sometimes accelerations – of longstanding changes at the USPS. And, until more comprehensive reforms are undertaken, the agency will continue to bleed red ink and function inefficiently ahead of the 2020 election”
The assault by President Trump & his mega-donor Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on the Postal Service threatens lives, livelihood & life of our American democracy. I am calling on the House to return to vote on Chairwoman Maloney’s “Delivering for America Act.” #DontMessWithUSPS