So despite Democrat assurances that their supporters in the USPS (the postal workers union has endorsed Joe Biden) will ensure that mail-in voting in the November presidential election, truckloads of mail and packages were found at two different locations inLos Angeles over the weekend.
Piles of unopened United States Postal Service mail and packages were discovered dumped at two separate locations this week in Glendale, CA authorities said Friday. A spa owner reported the dumping on an entire Budget rental truckload of mail including letters and packages of all sizes. The LA Times reported that the Los Angeles area post offices have been like “armageddon” “amid cutbacks” to the postal service. Dead baby chicks and rotting food have been found in piles of undelivered boxes, according to the Times.
Truckloads of U.S. Mail Found Dumped in California. So November's Election Will Be Totally Fine https://t.co/A2uv5fwX51— Michael J. Fell (@MichaelJFell) September 9, 2020
Great article here on the postal vote situation. Mail-in voting has been disastrous so far in primary races. In New York, the worst of the bunch, Murphy’s Law combined with the Peter Principle to produce a weeks-long voting drama in which the Postal Service played a crucial, disastrous role.
Usually New York’s absentee ballots need a stamp, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an order in May requiring that for the June election voters “be provided with a postage paid return envelope.” That’s a problem, the lawsuit says, because the U.S. Postal Service “does not traditionally postmark prepaid envelopes.” Despite reported USPS assurances that it would handle election mail correctly, the suit claims thousands of ballots arrived in time to be counted yet lack the necessary postmark.PJ Media
And a reminder from RealClearPolitics.com:
Between 2012 and 2018, 28.3 million mail-in ballots remain unaccounted for, according to data from the federal Election Assistance Commission. The missing ballots amount to nearly one in five of all absentee ballots and ballots mailed to voters residing in states that do elections exclusively by mail.
States and local authorities simply have no idea what happened to these ballots since they were mailed – and the figure of 28 million missing ballots is likely even higher because some areas in the country, notably Chicago, did not respond to the federal agency’s survey questions. This figure does not include ballots that were spoiled, undeliverable, or came back for any reason.