Trump and Voting

Trump is obstructing Americans’ right to VOTE in 2020 by:

  • Attempting to defund and decimate the U.S. Postal Service when even in the best of times voting by mail requires a functional postal service.
  • Appointing as Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, a Trump mega-donor with no relevant experience who has millions of dollars in assets from USPS competitors XPO Logistics, J.B. Hunt and UPS.
  • Prompting at least 6 State Attorneys General to consider legal action to preserve Postal Service operations before the election.
  • Causing Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call the House of Representatives back into session this week to vote on legislation to block USPS cost-cutting measures.
  • Inducing the House Oversight Committee to schedule an emergency hearing on mail delays. 
  • Directing Postmaster General DeJoy to order the Postal Service to remove 671 high-speed mail-sorting machines nationwide in August.
  • Holding the Postal Service hostage by offering to approve billions for the USPS only if Democrats concede on White House funding priorities for small business, police departments, first responders, and teachers.
  • Proposing to delay the November election by falsely claiming that mail-in voting would lead to the “the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history.”
  • Claiming a difference between absentee voting, which he uses himself, and vote-by-mail, which he calls fraudulent, even though the USPS treats them the same.
  • Encouraging the Republican-led Senate to block a vote on the Heroes Act which would provide financial aid/hazard pay to the Postal Service during the pandemic.
  • Working to privatize the USPS while ignoring that it is enshrined in the Constitution in Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution.
  • Causing the U.S. Postal Service to warn 46 states and Washington D.C. that mail-in ballots might be delivered too late to be counted. An exercise in disenfranchisement.
  • Essentially welcoming foreign interference in the Election just as he did in 2016, while Russia takes measures to undermine Biden’s candidacy and the Democratic Party. 

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