The news that the Donald Trump campaign welcomed and even enlisted help from the Russians to sabotage the 2016 presidential election was just released in a new Senate Intelligence Committee’s final report. In fact, the Russians are so deep in America’s elections, that dictator Vladimir Putin has taken credit for throwing the election to POTUS.
Not only that, the Russians were still in bed with Trump in January of 2020 if not longer. Clearly, the sitting president did not have the intellect to dismantle America’s democracy, but Putin does. It would have been relatively easy for Putin to hack into the country’s voting machines and systems. He has already done so, but mail-in votes were another matter.
That was when Trump sent out marching orders from his very sordid and effective bag of tricks. Then, he got caught:
‘BREAKING: USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says in a statement of his delay-causing policy changes: “To avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail, I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is concluded.”‘
Trump’s latest tactics included tearing into the nation’s 200-year-old postal service (USPS). The commander-in-chief got rid of the top level of the agency and installed his buddies who apparently take orders from the Trump playbook. POTUS appointed Louis DeJoy as the Postmaster General, a position considered so important that Benjamin Franklin first held it.
Americans use the USPS heavily, especially with the coronavirus pandemic in full force. Veterans receive their prescriptions via the Post Office. Families can get their food without needing to travel to the very public grocery stores. Millions use the mail for personal and business operations.
Then, they started seeing their traditional blue corner postal boxes hauled off en masse. Postal workers watched as management junked very expensive rapid-sorting machines. Other postal boxes had red locks slapped over them.
The outcry from the public was so loud that DeJoy announced on Tuesday he was “suspending” the new policies he put in place, which has had the effect of slowing down the USPS up to weeks at a time.
Trump realized that some of those mail-in votes would have supported him, so he called off muzzling Florida’s vote-by-mail system. The White House laser-focused ripping equipment out of predominately Black and brown communities and those in blue-leaning communities and cities.
DeJoy told NBC News he certainly did not want to give “any appearance of impropriety.” Imagine that. He said:
‘To avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail, I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is concluded.’
The Wall Street Journal reported that DeJoy said:
‘[he will quit] removing mail processing equipment and collection boxes [until after the election and] overtime hours will continue to be approved as needed to process mail.’
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ordered the House to return from its August recess, because the postal situation was so dire. The changes implemented by Trump coincidentally or not came shortly prior to the November 3, 2020 elections. Democrats anticipated millions of voters to cast the ballots via mail in November, due to coronavirus pandemic.
The media cameras also caught Trump easily admitting that he intended to use the Post Office to suppress mail-in voting. He also cut overtime and funds to the USPS, which would have been necessary for the upcoming election.
Twitter world exploded after this was uncovered. Take a look at some of our favorite ones below:
— Glenn Coles (@Glenn315) August 18, 2020