Dr Rashid A Buttar
The federal employees Democrats want to play an integral part in their vote-by-mail ploy have endorsed Joe Biden for president.
Calling it “a stark choice,” the union quoted its president while making the announcement earlier in June:
“The Executive Board fully recognizes and respects that our fellow members hold a wide array of political views and that their choices in this election will be a matter of personal conscience. However, the contrast in this presidential race is clear for postal workers,” APWU President Mark Dimondstein said.
“Donald Trump’s policies have made it abundantly clear that he is a serious threat to our decent postal jobs, our unions and to the right of the people to a public Postal Service. Joe Biden has committed to support the Postal Service and its dedicated postal workers. Our union will continue to help build the movement to defend the public Postal Service and win a more just society.”
The union’s endorsement may be concerning to some, given numerous stories of postal employees’ apparent attempts to manipulate elections through their positions in the mail system.
Just this week, a letter carrier in Fort Bend County, Texas, was accused of throwing a box of a sheriff’s campaign mailers into a dumpster.
A business owner said he caught the incident on surveillance video, which allegedly showed a postal worker exit a vehicle with a large box, approach a trash bin behind a gate, then emerge and drive away. A stack of Sheriff Troy Nehls’ fliers were found inside.
“A federal employee, taking this and throwing it in a dumpster,” he said. “Not a good day, not a good day for America. And we really don’t know, has this mail carrier done it before?”
In May, a letter carrier changed the partisan preference from Democrat to Republican on five ballot applications “as a joke,” the Federal Times reported.
Thomas Cooper was accused of altering the requests after picking them up from would-be voters.
In April, hundreds of ballots sent by the village of Fox Point, Wisconsin, went undelivered by the Postal Service.
“The ballots are not stamped undeliverable or anything. They just never got mailed,” village manager Scott Botcher told PBS Wisconsin.
Botcher posted on Twitter a photo of ballots that had been returned to the village hall:
In 2019, the Pima County, Arizona, Republican Party accused postal workers of throwing away mail-in ballots because partisan information was printed on the outside of the envelope.
“The U.S. mail personnel knew what a person’s registration was when they were delivering the mail, and Democrat mail letter carriers tossed those ballots in the garbage,” David Eppiheimer told Arizona Public Media.
The Postal Service denied the allegation.
In 2016, a Berkeley-area mail worker was questioned after allegedly dumping nearly 100 ballot guides into a recycling bin.
But KNTV identified perhaps a far more sinister tactic:
[Scott] Wheeler pulled the guides out of the bin before the recycling truck arrived, brought them to his apartment and called authorities. He says this incident, coupled with another voting snafu the previous week when he was deactivated as a voter because U.S.P.S. thought he no longer lived there, signifies a problem with either the post office or the Alameda County Registrar of Voters.
Alameda County Registrar Tim Dupuis told the news station another voter was suspended “because we received postcard from post office saying they were no longer living there.”
In 2015, a Wisconsin mailman was fired after throwing away political fliers.
The Wisconsin Republican Party sent a mailing on behalf of two candidates, and Rickey Krueger was convicted after throwing 879 into the trash.
Krueger “denied political motives,” and instead blamed “a sore shoulder” and said he “felt overwhelmed by the number of mailings,” according to the Green Bay Press Gazette.
Author: Kyle Olson
“Dozens of convicted sexual predators deemed too dangerous to be returned to the community after their release from prison are among the thousands who received conditional pardons from Gov. Cuomo, giving them the right to vote,” according to the New York Daily News.
“The list of 77 is littered with convicted pedophiles and rapists and other violent sexual abusers. All were granted conditional pardons from Cuomo under a new policy designed to give back the right to vote to those who leave prison.”
Among the pardoned sex offenders are convicted cop killer Herman Bell and notorious 61-year-old child rapist Hector Aviles, also known as the “Voodoo Rapist.”
The criminals were deemed so dangerous to society that they were “sent to civil confinement in state psychiatric hospitals after their prison time was up.”
“This is hands-down the most egregious public policy misstep Andrew Cuomo has made in his eight years as governor, and it shows that he will do virtually anything for a few extra votes,” said New York Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Suffolk County).
“This policy rewards the worst of the worst sexual predators and lowlifes in our society and undermines the integrity of our voting system in every way, shape and form.”
New York GOP congressional candidate Dr. Jim Maxwell also slammed Cuomo on social media, saying Democrats “will stop at nothing to maintain their grip on power.”
“Governor Cuomo pardoned at least 77 sexual predators just so they could go out and vote for him. A good chunk of the newly-pardoned predators were deemed unfit to return to society, so they’ve been kept in psychiatric hospitals since their release so they can’t go out and hurt anyone else.”
Cuomo announced in May that he issued conditional pardons to 24,000 parolees in the first round.
“It’s unfortunate that some are using the issue of restoring voting rights to fearmonger,” Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi said Monday.
Michael McHugh Speaks The Truth! If you think Trump is the problem, you’re an idiot!
Many Republican voters in one New Jersey community got a surprise when they opened their mail ballots for a July 7 primary.
Their choices were all Democrats. Between 500 and 700 Republicans received the wrong ballots out of about 2,400 enrolled Republicans in Bernardsville, NJ.com reported.
The error was laid at the door of the printing company that sent out the ballots, but the government still had a role in the mixup.
Usually, the Somerset County clerk’s office would do the printing. However, after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy ordered every voter to receive a ballot in the mail, the job was farmed out.