Our mail has been one of the standing traditions that began with Benjamin Franklin serving as our first postmaster general in 1775. Oh, how things have deteriorated. Donald Trump implanted one of his people, Louis DeJoy, who immediately dismantled the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) million-dollar sorting machines. DeJoy continues to slow down the USPS to this very day, because President Joe Biden cannot eject him. But there is another plan underway.
The Virginia Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against the USPS. With the state’s gubernatorial election weeks away, the post office has “failed to process and deliver” mail related to the election, according to The Democracy Docket:
‘Lawsuit filed on behalf of the Democratic Party of Virginia against the U.S. Postal Service over its failure to process and deliver election-related mail in a timely manner, potentially leading to the disenfranchisement of Virginians seeking to cast absentee ballots for the statewide election on Nov. 2.’
The argument is that the USPS has failed in the “delivery of absentee ballot applications and ballots.” The lawsuit points to the potential to “disenfranchise thousands of Virginia voters in violation of the First and 14th Amendments:”
‘The complaint argues that the Postal Service’s failure to delivery absentee ballot applications and ballots in a timely manner will significantly burden and potentially disenfranchise thousands of Virginia voters in violation of the First and 14th Amendments.’
It requests that the court force the USPS to “prioritize and expedite the processing of election-related mail” and process “unscanned election materials” in two important counties:
‘The lawsuit asks the court to order the Postal Service to prioritize and expedite the processing of election-related mail and to immediately process any unscanned election materials in Albemarle, Portsmouth and James City Counties, where delays are of particular concern.’
Founder of The Democracy Docket Marc E. Elias tweeted about the Democratic Party of Virginia v. Veal lawsuit:
‘In Virginia, democracy is on the federal court docket.’
The entire case can be read at Democracy Docket.
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