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USPS Headquarters Tells Managers Not to Reconnect Mail Sorting Machines, Emails Show

Shortly after USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy issued a public statement saying he wanted to "avoid even the appearance" that any of his policies would slow down election mail, USPS instructed all maintenance managers around the country not to reconnect or reinstall any mail sorting machines they had already disconnected, according to emails obtained by Motherboard.

"Please message out to your respective Maintenance Managers tonight. They are not to reconnect / reinstall machines that have previously been disconnected without approval from HQ Maintenance, no matter what direction they are getting from their plant manager," wrote Kevin Couch, Director of Maintenance Operations. "Please have them flow that request through you then on to me for a direction." A subsequent email sent to individual maintenance managers across various regions forwarded that request along with a single sentence: "We are not to reconnect any machines that have previously been disconnected

Also, in other news:

In rule change, Postal Service forbids employees from signing absentee ballots as witnesses - Anchorage Daily News

In a nationwide rule change that went unnoticed this summer, the U.S. Postal Service has forbidden employees from signing absentee ballots as witnesses while on duty. The change could make it more difficult for Alaskans, particularly rural residents, to vote by mail.

In Alaska and several other states, absentee ballots must be signed by a witness who can verify that a ballot was legitimately filled out by a particular voter. Without a signature, the ballot will not be counted.

Alaska’s ballot instructions say to “have your signature witnessed by an authorized official or, if no official is reasonably available, by someone 18 years of age or older.”

It lists postal officials as an example of an authorized official, but many Alaska voters said postal clerks told them they were forbidden from signing ballots.


In response to the complaints, Alaska Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai sent a letter to the Postal Service on Thursday.

“They have been told by the postal official that they are not authorized to serve as a witness in their official capacity. This came as surprise to the state because we know in past elections postal officials have served as witnesses. Rural Alaska relies heavily on postal officials as they are often sometimes the only option for a witness. ... Can you provide me with an explanation and a copy of the official postal regulation stating this mandate?” her letter said.

Everything the USPS and the Trump administration is doing to interfere in the process of mail-in voting is designed to discourage people from voting.

There is no excuse for this type of behavior, none.
 
Anyone who honestly doesn't think that Trump and his Swamp are trying to interfere with the election is a fool of the highest caliber. It's quite clear their intent here.
 
USPS Headquarters Tells Managers Not to Reconnect Mail Sorting Machines, Emails Show



Also, in other news:

In rule change, Postal Service forbids employees from signing absentee ballots as witnesses - Anchorage Daily News



Everything the USPS and the Trump administration is doing to interfere in the process of mail-in voting is designed to discourage people from voting.

There is no excuse for this type of behavior, none.

Today DeJoy goes in front of the Senate so I'm glad this story broke before he got there. Need to chase that email back to it's source and question where that order came from.
 

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