Few institutions are more ridiculed than the United States Postal Service. News reports say that the post office is $30 billion to $100 billion in debt.
The PO is no longer part of the federal government; it is described as ‘an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government’ but it is run under the rules of a heavily unionized government bureaucracy. It needs serious reform and president Trump has suggested it. Wikipedia reports:
On December 17, 2017, President Donald Trump criticized the postal service’s relationship with Amazon. In a post on Twitter, he stated: “Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and others so little to deliver their packages, making Amazon richer and the Post Office dumber and poorer? Should be charging MUCH MORE!” Amazon maintains that the Postal Service makes a profit from its contract with the company.
On June 21, 2018, Trump proposed a sweeping government reorganization that would sharpen the focus on workforce training, consolidate government-assistance programs and shrink federal agencies. As part of this proposal, he recommended restructuring the postal service with an eye toward privatization. According to his proposal, privatization would cut costs and give the financially burdened agency greater flexibility in adjusting to the digital age.
So while we get our mail delivered faithfully every day, it is delivered at great cost. The PO is massively inefficient. And now that the PO is under scrutiny as possible mail-in voting is being considered under the virus crisis, liberals, Democrats and their Fake News media friends are suddenly discovering the wonderful post office and defending it to the hilt.
Oh, the liberals have gone totally mental. They claim that the postmaster general ‘may have’ part ownership of a company that does business with the PO that will manipulate mail-in votes for Trump. They claim that president Trump is undermining the post office in order to sabotage mail-in voting. Some of the extremist screwballs like Hollywood actress Jamie Lee Curtis are claiming that Trump is hijacking mail trucks and plotting to shut down mail sorting centers and remove post office boxes from street corners.
Friends, these claims are about as real as “rising sea levels” and the Russia collusion hoax and every other fake story that the liberals have tried to pin on the president.
Update from Fox News:
A pair of (post office) inspector general reports provide details regarding the removal of thousands of mailboxes in the U.S., and during Obama’s second term people complained that too many mailboxes were taken away.
“Nationally the number of collection boxes declined by more than 12,000 in the past five years,” an August 2016 report said. “Some customers have complained the Postal Service has gone too far and removed most collection boxes, except those at the Post Office. In addition, they have questioned whether any cost savings result from collection box removals.”
Democrats want mail-in voting but we know that it would be a disaster. If, for instance, a state mailed out ballots to every registered voter, it would be hugely expensive and complicated. It also would mail ballots to millions of dead people who have not been removed from the voter rolls, and to tens of millions of people who have not voted in years and who would not bother voting this November. Millions of ballots would go to wrong addresses.
So just imagine that ballots get mailed out to these people. This means that these ballots could be picked up, filled out and returned by nefarious characters who want to sway the elections (i.e., Democrats and leftists).
If mail-in voting were implemented, it also would mean that voter registrars would be overwhelmed in every city, town and village with mountains of ballots that have to be checked for their validity (136.6 million American voted in the 2016 presidential election). This would mean that voting results could be delayed weeks or months. This is totally unacceptable. One New York state primary race in June that used mail-in ballots still was not fully counted one month after election day.
Fortunately mail-in voting may only happen in a very few states. This is why we need to proceed with voting at the polls, as usual. And if voters are frightened of the virus, then they can skip voting or they can vote absentee. This absentee system is commonly used; president Trump and his wife are going to vote absentee since they cannot be present at his official residence in Florida on election day.
Absentee voting means that a voter formally requests a ballot which is then mailed to the voter. The voter fills it out and mails it back. It is totally different from mail-in voting where every single person on the voter rolls gets a ballot.
Mail-in voting would be just one more way for Democrats to corrupt our voting system by moving it farther and farther away from a direct system where you register to vote in person and then go to the polls on election day and vote. Democrats have corrupted this with early voting, same-day voter registration, online registration and motor-voter laws where you are automatically registered to vote when you get a driver’s license. This obviously is being done so that illegal immigrants who get driver’s licenses are automatically registered to vote.
Democrats even are pushing a new scam called “ranked choice voting”. Here is how TIME magazine describes it:
Ranked-choice voting is an electoral system that allows people to vote for multiple candidates, in order of preference. Instead of just choosing who you want to win, you fill out the ballot saying who is your first choice, second choice, or third choice (or more as needed) for each position.
The candidate with the majority (more than 50%) of first-choice votes wins outright. If no candidate gets a majority of first-choice votes, then it triggers a new counting process. The candidate who did the worst is eliminated, and that candidate’s voters’ ballots are redistributed to their second-choice pick. In other words, if you ranked a losing candidate as your first choice, and the candidate is eliminated, then your vote still counts: it just moves to your second-choice candidate. That process continues until there is a candidate who has the majority of votes.
It is plain to see how demented these people are.
Registering and voting should not be easy to do; they should be difficult so that not just everyone can do it, i.e., you have to make an effort to register in person and vote in person. After all voting is not a “right” as Democrats like to say. There is no mention of the ‘right to vote’ in the Constitution. Voting is a “privilege” that we have as citizens of the best nation in the world. For thousands of years, citizens did not have a right to vote and in many parts of the world today they don’t, or their ballots are meaningless in rigged elections.
Same-day voter registration is another way to commit fraud. It has been promoted by Democrats for years. With same-day registration, unregistered voters can show up at the polls, register to vote and then vote. Their eligibility is never verified. And often it never is.
For instance, in New Hampshire in the 2016 election same-day voter registration probably cost incumbent Republican US senator Kelly Ayotte her seat by just 1,017 votes out of 708,281 votes cast (a .2% margin of victory). The Washington Times reported on September 7, 2017:
More than 6,500 people registered to vote in New Hampshire on (election day, Nov. 8, 2016) using out-of-state driver’s licenses, and since then the vast majority have neither obtained an in-state license nor registered a motor vehicle.
Conservatives say the state’s same-day registration is an invitation for fraud because of loose proof-of-residence rules.
… The numbers read this way:
⦁ 6,540 people registered and voted on Nov. 8, based on presenting out-of-state licenses.
⦁ As of Aug. 30, about 15 percent (1,014 of the voters) had been issued New Hampshire driver’s licenses.
⦁ Οf the remaining 5,526, barely more than 200 (3.3 percent) had registered a motor vehicle in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire law gives drivers 60 days upon establishing residence to obtain a state license.
But more than 80 percent of voters who registered on Nov. 8 using out-of-state driver’s licenses, or 5,313 of them, neither had a state license nor registered a motor vehicle almost 10 months later.
In other words fraudsters probably came in (probably young people from next-door Massachusetts where there are many colleges close to New Hampshire), registered in New Hampshire on election day, voted Democrat, and then went home or back to their campus. They were never caught. It would take way too much time and money to track them down and prove that they had committed fraud.
Did Ayotte protest? No, like a good, weak Republican she threw in the towel without a fight. Would a Democrat have protested very loudly, with the national media chiming in? Yes, of course.
Here is more fraud from the Democrats from a December 2018 commentary by Nikitas3.com about the elections in November 2018:
‘Ballot harvesting’ is just another new and irregular step in the voting process that is perfect for fraud; this is why California Democrats wanted it. “Ballot harvesting” means that the third party (a Democrat operative in this case) goes to a Republican address (as listed on the voter rolls) and collects the ballot(s) and tosses the ballots in the garbage. And then he returns to the voter registrar’s office with a pile of ballots that he/she has falsely filled out for Democrats.
This can happen when crooked Democrat voter registrars hand out piles of blank ballots to their crooked friends before the election to fill out for the Democrat candidate. If the election totals are close the ballots are suddenly “found” or “harvested”.
In Florida, for instance, in ultra-liberal Broward County one temporary poll worker even swore out an affidavit claiming that she saw other poll workers in a back room sitting at tables and filling out stacks of blank ballots, certainly in favor of Democrat candidates. This would normally be done in private.
Zerohedge.com reported about Chelsey Marie Smith:
In a sworn affidavit presented to the Florida State Attorney General, this temporary worker (Smith) claims that she witnessed “four Supervisor of Elections employees sitting at the same table actively filling out election ballots.” Further, according to the affidavit, each of the four workers “had a stack of blank ballots to the right of them … and a stack of completed ballots to their left.”
Fox News reported about the new tactic of ‘ballot harvesting’ in the California mid-term House elections in strongly Republican Orange County:
“The number of election day vote-by-mail drop-offs was unprecedented — over 250,000,” Whitaker wrote, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “This is a direct result of ballot harvesting. That directly caused the switch from (Republicans) being ahead on election night to losing two weeks later.”
Meanwhile The Gateway Pundit reported about California:
Precinct 38083 in Orange County, California had a 120% turnout – 465 registered voters and 561 ballots cast in this precinct. (screenshot below)
Other numbers don’t add up in Orange County either and The Gateway Pundit has been reporting on this for weeks.
October 22nd totals for voter registration there show 541,665 (R) and 523,624 (D) yet totals from Election Day for D’s surpass that by 40k votes so we’re to believe there was 100%+ turnout of registered Dems?
Yes, in Democrat-dominated California we are to believe it. In Democrat-dominated Detroit in 2016 it was found that 37% of the polling precincts reported more votes cast than voters registered. Multiply this by thousands of urban precincts across the nation and you can have major fraud, in the millions of votes. And it is just one type of fraud. Fox News reported:
A minor change in California’s election laws may had a major effect on last month’s midterm elections that saw Democrats steamroll their Republican rivals and claim all but seven of the Golden State’s 53 House seats.
Despite holding substantial leads on Election Day, many Republican candidates in California saw their advantage shrink, and then disappear, as late arriving Democratic votes were counted in the weeks following the election. While no hard evidence is available, many observers point to the Democrats use of “ballot harvesting” as a key to their success in the elections.
“Anecdotally there was a lot of evidence that ballot harvesting was going on,” Neal Kelley, the registrar for voters in Southern California’s Orange County, told Fox News.
In Orange County – once seen as a Republican stronghold in the state– every House seat went to a Democrat after an unprecedented “250,000” vote-by-mail drop-offs were counted, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
“People were carrying in stacks of 100 and 200 of them. We had had multiple people calling to ask if these people were allowed to do this,” Kelley said.
Two years ago, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law AB1921, which legalized the so-called practice of “ballot harvesting.” Previously, only a family member or someone living in the same household was permitted to drop off mail ballots for a voter, but the new (law) allowed anyone – including political operatives – to collect and return them for a voter.
John Binder at Bretibart News reported:
Government Accountability Institute (GAI) research director Eric Eggers says California’s latest changes to state election law that allow so-called “ballot harvesting” most recently aided Democrats in the midterm elections.
In an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight, Eggers detailed how the state of California has implemented ballot harvesting that allows political operatives to collect voters’ ballots and deliver them to polling stations.
“A lot of things that we perceive to be voter fraud … are actually legal,” Eggers said. “So California changed the law so that ballot harvesting allows for a third party … participants to collect ballots or harvest them from voters and then be able to drop them off at polling places. They just changed the law in 2016.”
“As soon as these people get on the rolls, you now have political campaigns, regardless of whether people should be voting or not, the political campaigns now have free license to go find you, and essentially even if they don’t find you, just turn in a ballot in your name,” Eggers continued. “That’s what ballot harvesting is.”
Eggers said California’s enormous noncitizen and illegal alien population — almost 11 million foreign-born residents reside in the state — is likely contributing to potential voter fraud that is facilitated because of ballot harvesting.
What’s fraudulent or suspect about it? Well, a number of things. Number one, we know we have a million illegal immigrants in California who have Driver’s Licenses. So right away, the threshold there is between who can vote and who is registered to vote I think is quite different. So we know we have illegal voters registered to vote. In fact, ahead of the election, they admitted they had over 1,500 people because of the new automatic voter registration.
“They’ve completely changed the landscape in California and I think that’s one of the reasons why you’re seeing the results be what they are,” Eggers said.
Joel Pollak at Breitbart wrote:
California Democrats “stole” the midterm election using a new method that is illegal elsewhere but completely legal in the Golden State: a practice called “ballot harvesting,” which allows third parties to submit mail-in ballots for voters.
… And Democrats are proud of it, mocking Republicans for failing to take advantage of a new law signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2016, over GOP objections, that allows “ballot harvesting,” and which some Republicans are now blaming for their defeat.
… In Orange County alone, where every House seat went Democratic, “the number of Election Day vote-by-mail dropoffs was unprecedented — over 250,000,” Fred Whitaker, chairman of the county Republican Party, said in a note to supporters. “This is a direct result of ballot harvesting allowed under California law for the first time. That directly caused the switch from being ahead on election night to losing two weeks later.”
Fox News continued:
California took longer than other states to finish counting ballots cast Nov. 6, prompting criticism from many Republicans. By Election Night millions of ballots that were mailed in still needed to be hand-counted.
… Democrats flipped six House seats across the state on Election Night. Most of California’s outstanding ballots were those received by mail or received after Election Day. Others were provisional ballots, which are submitted when voters show up to the wrong polling location, or when their name isn’t on the rolls.
The state also allows same-day voter registration, adding to the number of ballots that needed to be verified and counted.
Democrats want a massive bailout for the post office in the new virus stimulus bill while the same Democrats have totally backed the grossly inefficient postal system for decades and committed voter fraud in countless elections. These include the stolen US Senate races in South Dakota in 2002, and in Alaska and Minnesota in 2008, and probably in the Ayotte race in 2016. Heck, the 1960 presidential election was stolen for Democrat John F. Kennedy.
With the internet, we have much less use for the post office than in the past. It is time to take president Trump’s advice and reform this out-of-control agency. And skip the mail-in voting.