The Democrats Want to Put the Ballots in the Hands of Postal Workers, Whose Unions Have Endorsed Joe Biden

The Democrats Want to Put the Ballots in the Hands of Postal Workers, Whose Unions Have Endorsed Joe Biden
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This story isn’t from the Gateway Pundit, or any other strongly conservative or Republican site, but from The Washington Post.

The Post, however, is itself quite partisan, just in the other direction. Though its ombudsman wrote, just prior to the 2012 election, that the Post has endorsed “many Republicans” for office, they are still few and far between.

The Post began regularly endorsing candidates for president in 1976, with Jimmy Carter. The Post editorial board hasn’t endorsed a Republican for the Oval Office since, although The Post did sit out the 1988 election between George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis, not endorsing either man.

Since that article, the Post also endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016, going out of its way to stress that they weren’t endorsing her as the lesser of two evils, and were very positive in their judgement for her.

Now we come to 2020, and while the Post’s endorsement isn’t really ‘due’ yet, the sun will set in the east before the editorial board endorses President Trump. With the Democrats busy pushing a vote-by-mail scheme that they claim will help protect the electorate from COVID-19, it’s good that someone dug up this:

Postal Service broke law in pushing time off for workers to campaign for Clinton, investigation finds

By Lisa Rein | July 19, 2017

The U.S. Postal Service engaged in widespread violations of federal law by pressuring managers to approve letter carriers’ taking time off last fall to campaign for Hillary Clinton and other union-backed Democrats, investigators said Wednesday.

High-level postal officials had for years granted employees’ requests for unpaid leave, leading last year to an “institutional bias” in favor of Clinton and other Democrats endorsed by the National Association of Letter Carriers, one of the largest postal unions. The Postal Service’s Office of Special Counsel and inspector general found that the agency violated the Hatch Act, which restricts federal employees from working for or against a political candidate or party during election season.

“The culture and practice was, ‘It’s mandatory, it’s the directive’ ” to ensure employees got time off, Adam Miles, acting director of the Office of Special Counsel, told Senate lawmakers at a hearing.

The investigation found that 97 letter carriers took time off, sometimes weeks, to take part in the union’s Labor 2016 program, canvassing, making phone calls and working on other get-out-the-vote efforts to help elect Clinton and other pro-labor candidates. The workers were dispatched to battleground states, including Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Ohio. They were reimbursed for their unpaid leave by the union’s political action committee.

Federal employees, including postal workers, are allowed to use their time off to campaign or donate to political candidates. But by directing that time off be granted even over the objections of local post office managers who said they would be understaffed, the Postal Service showed a workplace bias toward Clinton and other Democrats endorsed by the union, Miles said.

There’s more at the original.

In June, the American Postal Workers Union’s National Executive Board voted to endorse Joe Biden. If the National Association of Letter Carriers has made its endorsement yet, I have not found it, but their clear history is endorsing Democrats.

And the Democrats want us to trust the integrity of the election to unionized postal workers whose unions have been strongly in favor of Democratic politicians, and at least one of which has already endorsed Mr Biden.

It was just last month that Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork, WV, pleaded guilty to attempted election fraud, and while the left have claimed that, see, it was fraud in favor of President Trump, it demonstrates that election fraud has occurred.

While the Post has noted that there are many anxieties over vote by mail, it also tried to claim that only a tiny percentage of fraud was discovered:

a Washington Post analysis of data collected by three vote-by-mail states with help from the nonprofit Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) found that officials identified just 372 possible cases of double voting or voting on behalf of deceased people out of about 14.6 million votes cast by mail in the 2016 and 2018 general elections, or 0.0025 percent.

The figure reflects cases referred to law enforcement agencies in five elections held in Colorado, Oregon and Washington, where all voters proactively receive ballots in the mail for every election.

Did you catch that? The Post story was using data based on vote fraud “referred to law enforcement agencies,” vote fraud which was discovered by law enforcement. Their analysis fails completely unless the underlying assumption is that all vote fraud is caught, and only a naif — or a liberal — would claim that.

No vote fraud was ever reported when it was revealed that, in 2008, 57 entire precincts in Philadelphia recorded no votes at all for Senator John McCain (R-AZ), the Republican presidential nominee, something beaten in 2012, when 59 Philly precincts gave zero, zip, nothing, nada, to Republican nominee former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA). In Cleveland, nine precincts reported no votes at all for Mr Romney. CBS News tried to make it seem that such was a perfectly reasonable result, the same CBS News which used forged documents to try to influence the 2004 election in favor of then-Senator John Kerry (D-MA).¹

That no election fraud was reported in foul, fetid, fuming, foggy, filthy Philadelphia, a city run by Democrats for decades, where union muscle and the party simply dominate everything, doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen; it just means that it was never reported.

It has to be remembered: Governor George Bush (R-TX) won the presidency due to a razor thin, 537 vote margin in Florida over Vice President Al Gore in 2000. That ‘tiny percentage’ of vote fraud that The Washington Post reported could very well be decisive in a presidential election.’

In 2016, in an election that Hillary Clinton was supposedly guaranteed to win — The Washington Post itself published the story There is no possible way Donald Trump’s team actually believes this is their path to 270 on October 25, 2016 — the United States Postal Service, under management and union direction, broke the law to help campaign for the guaranteed winner. Why would anyone believe that, in an election where all bets are off, postal workers wouldn’t do the same thing again?

And now the Democrats want to put the ballots into the care of half a million mostly unionized postal workers, whose unions have a demonstrated history of endorsing Democrats? Not just no, but Hell no!
¹ – On election night in 2004, I watched some of CBS News’ coverage of the election returns, and I have never seen such hang-dog looks from Dan Rather and Ed Bradley. As state after state was carried by the younger President Bush, Mr Rather kept turning to Mr Bradley, asking if there was any scenario remaining in which Mr Kerry could somehow pull out a victory.
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