(Headline USA) The United States Postal Service is creating a permanent division to handle mail-in ballots, essentially institutionalizing potential government interference in our elections and opening the door to widespread vote fraud.
The new division, announced last month, will be called the Election and Government Mail Services and will be dedicated to dealing specifically with ballots and other election matters, according to The Federalist. The new service will oversee an “election mail strike team” in every local and district community to prevent delays and other hiccups, said Adrienne Marshall, executive director of the division.
“We are fully committed to the secure and timely delivery of the nation’s election mail,” she said in a statement.
But what this really does is open up the election system to direct interference and fraud, argued Chuck DeVore.
“Among other problems, mail-in ballots can be cast by someone other than the voter, voter ID measures are harder to ensure absent in-person voting with a government-issued ID, and the secret ballot is more easily compromised by professional ballot traffickers who ‘help’ the voter fill in their ballot,” he wrote. “Thus, mail-in ballots will be an increasingly important part of the Democratic election playbook.”
But this new division would not only have direct control over voters’ mail-in ballots, he pointed out. It would also be able to interfere with mailed campaign materials.
“A lot of campaign work involves the organization of presorted mail and delivering it to the appropriate post office loading dock. These mailings feature prominent ‘election mail’ tags that are supposed to guarantee that campaign bulk rate mail was treated as first class,” DeVore explained.
“It isn’t impossible that unionized postal workers might seek opportunities to ‘misplace’ the mailings of conservative campaigns.”
There is also a concern that the specific USPS division would allow the government to slowly federalize the election process, which Democrats have been trying to do for years in order to undermine state election integrity laws.
Most, if not all, of these problems were present in the 2020 election, DeVore said. And with the federal government taking even more power for itself through the USPS, they will likely be worse during the next cycle, he added.