Gee, I wonder whose fault that would be?
Courtesy of CNBC:
The Postal Service on Election Day failed to deliver a significant percentage of mail-in ballots to several states that could determine who wins the presidential contest between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, data filed with a federal court suggested Wednesday.
The states seeing relatively poor levels of mail deliveries of ballots include Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin, all of which have yet to declare victors in their tallies for Trump and Biden.
The current vote tallies in those states show thin margins between the two candidates. The outcomes in those states could hinge on the mailed-in ballots.
One federal judge is determined to hold somebody accountable for this.
Courtesy of Business Insider:
A federal judge on Wednesday said he would force Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to testify in court about how the US Postal Service handled the election, saying he’d depose him if necessary.
He made the comment in a hearing in a lawsuit brought over the USPS’s handling of the 2020 election during the coronavirus pandemic.
“The postmaster’s going to have to be deposed or appear before me,” Judge Emmet Sullivan said.
Sullivan expressed fury at the USPS’s performance, accusing it of slow-walking responses to his orders and saying the agency had not effectively communicated with its own lawyers throughout the case.
He asked Kevin Bray, the USPS official overseeing processing election mail, to appear in court on Wednesday afternoon. When a Justice Department lawyer, Joseph Evan Borson, said he’d check with Bray’s schedule to see what time he’s available, Sullivan cut him off.
“You will have to tell him when he’s available,” Sullivan said. “It’s up to the court when he’s available.”
I’m looking forward to hearing more about this case.
The Trump Administration started trying to slow down the mail service and interfere with the delivery of these mail-in ballots months ago, and clearly, it had the desired effect.
Though I don’t think it was enough to save Donald Trump from defeat.