The good old postal service rides to the rescue again.
Courtesy of CNN:
The US Postal Service definitively said Monday that it had the capacity to handle the added volume of mail-in ballots in November’s general election after President Donald Trump questioned its ability to do so.
“The Postal Service has ample capacity to adjust our nationwide processing and delivery network to meet projected Election and Political Mail volume, including any additional volume that may result as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the agency said in a statement.
The agency’s resolute stance comes after high profile naysayers, especially the President, have cast doubt on whether it will be able to handle an election that is expected to see significant numbers of mail-in ballots as the pandemic rages on.
On Monday morning, Trump attacked vote by mail and USPS’ capacity to handle an election where people aren’t voting in person, tweeting that the “Post Office could never handle the Traffic of Mail-In Votes without preparation.”
Later Monday, Trump again slammed mail-in ballots during a press briefing, saying, “How are you going to do that for an entire nation? They’re using Covid to try and get the mail-in ballots.”
“The Post Office for many, many years has been, you know, run in a fashion that hasn’t been great — great workers and everything, but they have old equipment, very old equipment,” Trump added. “And I don’t think the Post Office is prepared for a thing like this. You have to ask the people at the Post Office, but how can the Post Office be expected to handle?”
They will handle it by working hard and overcoming adversity, which are concepts that Donald Trump clearly does not understand.
Trump is doing everything he can to shake our confidence in our institutions and perseverance as Americans.
I am anxious to prove that he has vastly underestimated us.
And our postal service.