The U.S.P.S. Is being Dismantled In A Blatant Attempt To Disrupt The November 3rd Election!
Mail sorting machines across the country
being removed, multiple reports say
The removal of mail sorting machines, collection mailboxes and a warning letter to states are skyrocketing concerns about mail-in ballots this fall.
Mail sorting machines that can handle high volumes of letters are being removed from post offices across the country, according to multiple national and local news reports. Voters and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are also complaining that some curbside mail collection boxes are being removed, something the Postal Service is reportedly suspending.
It comes amid revelations USPS has warned states coast to coast that it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail this November will arrive in time to be counted, raising the possibility that millions of American voters could be disenfranchised. CNN reported that sorting machines have already been removed or are slated to be removed in cities across the country. CNN, citing documents, put the number of machines at 671, with the removals having started in June.
Embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testified before the US Senate on Friday (Aug 21st) that he will not reinstall more than 600 mail sorting machines that have been removed under his leadership. Postal workers say the removal of these machines has contributed to major mail delays that could affect whether mail ballots are counted in the 2020 election.
It’s no longer a surprise to anyone that the president is a fan of firing and replacing those working in his administration. Even so, the recent axing of 23 USPS executives earlier this month may raise some eyebrows.
According to the Washington Post, Trump has “reassigned or displaced” at least 23 USPS executives. A hiring freeze will also be implemented, according to the memo obtained by the Post, and the service will begin requesting early voluntary retirement.
According to a grievance filed by the American Postal Workers Union and obtained by The Washington Post, the Postal Service was poised to decommission 671 of the massive machines, about 13 percent of its inventory, and capable of sorting 21.4 million pieces of paper mail per hour. The Postal Service, by comparison, processes as much as 500 million items each day.