#BREAKING Major victory in our lawsuit to protect the U.S. Postal Service. Yakima, WA Federal Judge issued nationwide injunction blocking policies delaying election mail.
— Bob Ferguson (@BobFergusonAG) September 17, 2020
(This post has updates below including exclusive Time story on sabotage of USPS mailing list)
If we looked at Brooklyn Mob Louis DeJoy’s USPS planning notes from June 2020 what would we find? I’m guessing quite a bit of election fraud.
And even though Tangerine Nixon’s nominating Bible-chucking nutbag to SCOTUS may have knocked Louis DeJoy off the front pages, I’m still on this story.
— Will Wants #TravelingAuditCircus To Get Trending (@bywillpollock) August 21, 2020
Just like you can’t visit a tanning salon and order them to lighten your shade of dark brown, the destruction wrought by DeJoy can’t be undone. Sorting machines are already dismantled; logistics intentionally sabotaged; and postal workers demoralized. As such some of these lawsuits—100% of which have been brought by Democratic attorneys general—are simply fixing barn door after horses come home. From Bloomberg’s Erik Larson (emphasis mine):
But the judge pointed to the timing of DeJoy’s ‘transformational’ and long-lasting changes during a global pandemic and in the middle of a fraught election. The judge also cited lawsuits filed by by the Republican National Committee and Trump’s re-election campaign that aimed to block state efforts to bypass the Postal Service by using ballot drop boxes.
Remember when I tried to tell you that exploding USPS and removing ballot drop-boxes were the same operation? Here we have an Obama-appointed judge saying exactly that.
Nearly 80% of sorting-machine destruction occurred in counties where Hillary Clinton won in 2016; DeJoy had help in SURGICALLY targeting those counties. Who assisted him? Why haven’t *they* been subpoenaed? Getting those communications and emails and WhatsApp messages would shed a lot of light on who participated in this criminal scheme. 📪
USPS failed to process at least 1.8 million change-of-address requests in August, which could screw up mail-in ballots in the 43 states using its national database. @EricLichtblau scoop: https://t.co/2fNGZ3fILW
— Alex Altman (@aaltman82) September 28, 2020
UPDATE (28 Sept 2020): With a h/t to Eboni Holliday on NextDoor, here’s a new line of sabotage from DeJoy via Eric Lichtblau’s scoop for Time: failing to process nearly 2 million change-of-address requests. From the story‘s lead:
For three weeks in August, as election officials across the country were preparing to send out mail-in ballots to tens of millions of voters, the U.S. Postal Service stopped fully updating a national change of address system that most states use to keep their voter rolls current, according to multiple officials who use the system.
This cannot be an accident or clerical error, based on previous behavior by Brooklyn Mob DeJoy. I’ll reach out to my contact at USPS for comment but I expect to get stonewalled, again.
Will Pollock is a perpetually crabby New York City escapee based in Midtown Atlanta. He’s a freelance multimedia journalist, media analyst and author of two books (award-winning Pizza for Good & Leaving Triscuit), with more on the way.
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