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Aug 14 2020

This Is Not “Normal Operating Procedures”

In an internal memo obtained by NBC News, the US Postal Service is removing 671 rapid sorting machines from Post Offices around the country. With a straight face a spokesperson from USPPS said that this is just “normal operating procedures.” There was no word on whether those sorting machines would be placed in other offices.

The Daly Beast is also reporting that the USPS has notified 46 states that the some mail in ballots won’t be delivered in time to be counted:

The U.S. Postal Service has written to election officials in 46 states and D.C., warning that it can’t guarantee that every mail-in ballot will be delivered in time to be counted in the high-stakes November election. Despite President Trump’s efforts to block federal aid for USPS and prevent mass mail-in voting, many states are expecting an avalanche of mail ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic. Six states and D.C. received warnings that ballots could be delayed for a small group of voters, according to The Washington Post, which obtained the USPS letters through a records request. But USPS told 40 states— including battleground states of Florida, Michigan, and Pennsylvania—that their state deadlines for ballots were “incongruous” with USPS mail delivery timelines.

There are also reports from postal workers that the sorting equipment is being destroyed.

Yesterday, the postal Service confirmed they had removed mail boxes from Portland and Eugene, Oregon, a state that votes entirely by mail.

A spokesman for the United States Postal Service confirmed that the agency has removed four blue boxes from Portland, and 27 from Eugene this week. The USPS plans to remove a few more boxes from Portland next week. [..]

Earlier today, a photo surfaced on social media that depicted a person lifting multiple USPS boxes into a truck in Northeast Portland, sparking concern among residents.

A spokesperson for the service claimed boxes were only removed where there was a “cluster of boxes” leaving just one. He also claimed this was being done because,, and I quote:

“The reason we’re doing it is because of declining mail volume.” [..]

“Ever since the pandemic came along, people are mailing less for some reason.”

Oregon mails a ballot to every eligible voter a few weeks before the election and the voter can mail back the ballot or drop it on a drop-box before Election Day. Seems like the best option for Oregonians is the drop box.

This is now happening in New York City:

Montana:

Missouri:

Trump has openly admitted that he is sabotaging the Post Office to screw up the election

“They need that money in order to make the Post Office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots,” Trump said on Fox Business Thursday morning of the states that are implementing universal mail-in voting ahead of the November election. “But if they don’t get those two items, that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting, because they’re not equipped to have it.”

Along with his partner in crime Post Master General Louis DeJoy is trying to do that. This may blow up in Trump’s face since many of his MAGAphants vote by mail, especially seniors and the military. If Trump loses, he and DeJoy should be prosecuted for election tampering.

Votes must be made aware of this obstruction and take extra precaution to ensure their ballots are received before November 3rd so they are counted. We need to lessen the burden on the USPS in order to help them most. If you are physically able to, drop off your ballots YOURSELVES.