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EagleDog  
#1 Posted : Saturday, August 1, 2020 5:31:15 AM(UTC)

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Mail Delays Fuel Concern Trump Is Undercutting Postal System Ahead of Voting
July 31, 2020

WASHINGTON — Welcome to the next election battleground: the post office.

President Trump’s yearslong assault on the Postal Service and his increasingly dire warnings about the dangers of voting by mail are colliding as the presidential campaign enters its final months. The result has been to generate new concerns about how he could influence an election conducted during a pandemic in which greater-than-ever numbers of voters will submit their ballots by mail.

In tweet after all-caps tweet, Mr. Trump has warned that allowing people to vote by mail will result in a “CORRUPT ELECTION” that will “LEAD TO THE END OF OUR GREAT REPUBLICAN PARTY” and become the “SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES.” He has predicted that children will steal ballots out of mailboxes. On Thursday, he dangled the idea of delaying the election instead.

Members of Congress and state officials in both parties rejected the president’s suggestion and his claim that mail-in ballots would result in widespread fraud. But they are warning that a huge wave of ballots could overwhelm mail carriers unless the Postal Service, in financial difficulty for years, receives emergency funding that Republicans are blocking during negotiations over another pandemic relief bill.

At the same time, the mail system is being undercut in ways set in motion by Mr. Trump. Fueled by animus for Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, and surrounded by advisers who have long called for privatizing the post office, Mr. Trump and his appointees have begun taking cost-cutting steps that appear to have led to slower and less reliable delivery.

In recent weeks, at the direction of a Trump campaign megadonor who was recently named the postmaster general, the service has stopped paying mail carriers and clerks the overtime necessary to ensure that deliveries can be completed each day. That and other changes have led to reports of letters and packages being delayed by as many as several days.

Voting rights groups say it is a recipe for disaster.

“We have an underfunded state and local election system and a deliberate slowdown in the Postal Service,” said Wendy Fields, the executive director of the Democracy Initiative, a coalition of voting and civil rights groups. She said the president was “deliberately orchestrating suppression and using the post office as a tool to do it.”

Kim Wyman, the Republican secretary of state in Washington, one of five states where mail-in balloting is universal, said Wednesday on NPR’s “1A” program that “election officials are very concerned, if the post office is reducing service, that we will be able to get ballots to people in time.”

During his eulogy on Thursday for Representative John Lewis, former President Barack Obama lamented what he said was a continuing effort to attack voting rights “with surgical precision, even undermining the Postal Service in the run-up to an election that is going to be dependent on mailed-in ballots so people don’t get sick.”

Louis DeJoy, the postmaster general, defended the changes, saying in a statement that the ban on overtime was intended to “improve operational efficiency” and to “ensure that we meet our service standards.”

Mr. DeJoy declined to be interviewed. David Partenheimer, a spokesman for the Postal Service, said that the nation’s post offices had “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.”

A plunge in the amount of mail because of a recession — which the United States entered into in February — has cost the Postal Service billions of dollars in revenue, with some analysts predicting that the agency will run out of money by spring. Democrats have proposed an infusion of $25 billion. On Friday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Republicans, who are opposed to the funding, of wanting to “diminish the capacity of the Postal System to work in a timely fashion.”

Arthur B. Sackler, who runs the Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service, a group representing the biggest bulk mailers, said the changes were concerning even though his organization did not take a position on voting by mail.

“Like any other mail, this could complicate what is already going to be a complicated process,” Mr. Sackler said. “A huge number of jurisdictions are totally inexperienced in vote by mail. They have never had the avalanche of interest that they have this year.”

Many states have already loosened restrictions on who can vote by mail: In Kentucky, mail-in ballots accounted for 85 percent of the vote in June’s primary. In Vermont, requests for mail-in ballots are up 1,000 percent over 2018.

Michigan voters had requested nearly 1.8 million mail-in ballots by the end of July, compared with about 500,000 by the similar time four years ago, after the secretary of state mailed absentee ballot applications to all 7.7 million registered voters.

In the suburban Virginia district of Representative Gerald E. Connolly, a Democrat who leads the House subcommittee that oversees the Postal Service, 1,300 people voted by mail in a 2019 primary — last month, more than 34,000 did.

“We are worried about new management at the Postal Service that is carrying out Trump’s avowed opposition to voting by mail,” Mr. Connolly said. “I don’t think that’s speculation. I think we are witnessing that in front of our own eyes.”

Erratic service could delay the delivery of blank ballots to people who request them. And in 34 states, completed ballots that are not received by Election Day — this year it is Nov. 3 — are invalidated, raising the prospect that some voters could be disenfranchised if the mail system buckles.

In other states, ballots can be tallied as long as they are postmarked by Election Day, but voting rights groups say ballots are often erroneously delivered without a postmark, which prevents them from being counted.

The ability of the Postal Service “to timely deliver and return absentee ballots and their work to postmark those ballots will literally determine whether or not voters are disenfranchised during the pandemic,” said Kristen Clarke, the president of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

In New York, where officials urged people not to cast ballots in person during June’s primary, counting of mail-in ballots is still underway weeks later, leaving some crucial races undecided. In some cases, ballots received without postmarks are being discarded.

Making the problem worse, New York law requires that election officials wait to begin counting mail-in ballots until the polls close on Election Day. Other states allow counting to begin earlier, though most insist that no results be revealed until after voting ends. In Arizona, officials can begin tallying votes 14 days early. In Florida, officials can begin verifying signatures on ballots 22 days before the election.

Mr. Trump and his allies have seized upon the New York debacle as evidence that he is right to oppose mail-in ballots. Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary, called it an “absolute catastrophe,” and the president referred to New York in a tweet that said, “Rigged Election, and EVERYONE knows it!”

But Mr. Trump — who himself has repeatedly voted by mail in recent elections — has set in motion changes at the Postal Service that could make the problem worse.

A series of Postal Service documents titled “PMGs expectations,” a reference to the postmaster general, describe how Mr. Trump’s new leadership team is trying to cut costs.

“Overtime will be eliminated,” says the document, which was first reported by The Washington Post. “Again, we are paying too much overtime, and it is not cost effective and will soon be taken off the table. More to come on this.”

The document continues: “The U.S.P.S. will no longer use excessive cost to get the basic job done. If the plants run late, they will keep the mail for the next day.”

Another document, dated July 10, says, “One aspect of these changes that may be difficult for employees is that — temporarily — we may see mail left behind or on the workroom floor or docks.”

With the agency under financial pressure, some offices have also begun to cut back on hours. The result, according to postal workers, members of Congress and major post office customers, is a noticeable slowdown in delivery.

“The policies that the new postmaster general is putting into place — they couldn’t lead to anything but degradation of service,” said Mark Dimondstein, the president of the American Postal Workers Union. “Anything that slows down the mail could have a negative impact on everything we do, including vote by mail.”

The Postal Service, which runs more than 31,000 post offices in the United States, has struggled financially for years, in part because of its legal obligation to deliver mail everywhere, even remote locations that would be unprofitable for a private company.

A 2018 report by the Treasury Department recommended an overhaul of the Postal Service, which the report said accumulated losses of $69 billion from 2007 to 2018.

But the administration’s critics say the changes being put in place by Mr. DeJoy are part of a political agenda to move toward privatization of the Postal Service.

In mid-July, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Democrat of New York and the chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, and Mr. Connolly wrote a letter to Mr. DeJoy raising questions about the ban on overtime and the other changes.

“While these changes in a normal year would be drastic,” the lawmakers wrote, “in a presidential election year when many states are relying heavily on absentee mail-in ballots, increases in mail delivery timing would impair the ability of ballots to be received and counted in a timely manner — an unacceptable outcome for a free and fair election.”

Mr. Trump has been assailing the Postal Service since early in his presidency, tweeting in 2017 that the agency was becoming “dumber and poorer” because it charged big companies too little for delivering their packages.

The president has repeatedly blamed Mr. Bezos, who is also the owner of The Washington Post, for the financial plight of the Postal Service, insisting that the post office charges Amazon too little, an assertion that many experts have rejected as false.

In the past three years, the president has replaced all six members of the Postal Service Board of Governors.

In May, the board, which includes two Democrats, selected Mr. DeJoy, a longtime Republican fund-raiser who has contributed more than $1.5 million to Mr. Trump’s 2016 and 2020 campaigns, to be postmaster general. According to financial disclosures, Mr. DeJoy and his wife, Aldona Wos, who has been nominated to be the ambassador to Canada, have $115,002 to $300,000 invested in the Postal Service’s major competitor, UPS.

Two board members have since departed. David C. Williams, the vice chairman, left in April over concerns that the Postal Service was becoming increasingly politicized by the Trump administration, according to two people familiar with his thinking. Ronald Stroman, who oversaw mail-in voting and relations with election officials, resigned in May.

One of the remaining members, Robert M. Duncan, is a former Republican National Committee chairman who has been a campaign donor to Mr. Trump.

In accusing the administration of politicizing the Postal Service, the president’s critics point to a recent decision to send a mailer detailing guidelines to protect against the coronavirus. The mailer, which featured Mr. Trump’s name in a campaignlike style, was sent in March to 130 million American households at a reported cost of $28 million.

According to Postal Service emails obtained by The New York Times under the Freedom of Information Act, Mr. Trump was personally involved.

“I know that POTUS personally approved this postcard and is aware of the USPS effort in service to the nation — pushing information out to every household, urban and rural,” John M. Barger, a governor of the postal system, wrote in an email to the postmaster general at the time.

In another email, Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, told a member of the board that Dr. Stephen C. Redd, a deputy director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “will make this happen.” The mailer received a go-ahead from the White House before it was sent out, the emails show.

S. David Fineman, who served on the board under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, said that during his time, the board rarely if ever had contact with the White House.

“I’ve never seen anything quite like this,” he said. “No one would have thought that we would have sought the input of the administration.”

https://www.nytimes.com/...mp-usps-mail-delays.html
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That's the MSM, New York Times, setting up a scenario of when Biden loses they'll try to say 'see...it was Trump's PMG who made Biden lose'.

Politics.

If it's in the NYT...I don't believe much, if anything, what they write.
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I made it through the first sentence. The rest of it all looked like "orange man bad". Did I miss anything?
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#4 Posted : Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:18:15 AM(UTC)
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Doesn't it seem that some don't know the difference between "bad" and "evil"?
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Louis DeJoy, the postmaster general, defended the changes, saying in a statement that the ban on overtime was intended to “improve operational efficiency” and to “ensure that we meet our service standards.”


How does cutting overtime and causing mail to be delayed, ensure that we meet our operational standards? If anything, it makes us more likely to fail to meet our service obligations and will degrade our ability to deliver mail-in/absentee ballots in a timely manner.

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#6 Posted : Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:33:58 PM(UTC)

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Louis DeJoy, the postmaster general, defended the changes, saying in a statement that the ban on overtime was intended to “improve operational efficiency” and to “ensure that we meet our service standards.”

How does cutting overtime and causing mail to be delayed, ensure that we meet our operational standards?

The New York Times quoted him out of context.

This is what he actually said:

"To start with, we must better adhere to our existing operating plans, which were developed precisely to ensure that we meet our service standards in an efficient and effective manner. It is evident that the Postal Service has the ability to improve in that area. On the day that I was sworn in as Postmaster General by our Board of Governors, the Postal Service Inspector General issued a report entitled “U.S. Postal Service’s Processing Network Optimization and Service Impacts.” In that report our Inspector General indicated that the Postal Service spent $1.1 billion in mail processing overtime and penalty overtime, $280 million in late and extra transportation, and $2.9 billion in delivery overtime and penalty overtime costs in FY 2019. Yet, even after incurring these additional costs, the Postal Service has not seen material improvement in our service performance scores. While we did not fully agree with all aspects of OIG’s report, we did not dispute the fundamental conclusion that we need to redouble our efforts to focus on our plans to improve operational efficiency and to further control overtime expenditures. The Postal Regulatory Commission has also recognized in its most recent reports that the Postal Service is not on a sustainable path, and that we continue to fall short of achieving our service targets with regard to the majority of our market dominant products."

https://about.usps.com/n...erational-excellence.htm

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Originally Posted by: EagleDog Go to Quoted Post
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Louis DeJoy, the postmaster general, defended the changes, saying in a statement that the ban on overtime was intended to “improve operational efficiency” and to “ensure that we meet our service standards.”

How does cutting overtime and causing mail to be delayed, ensure that we meet our operational standards?

The New York Times quoted him out of context (and even apparently misquoted him).

This is what he actually said:

"To start with, we must better adhere to our existing operating plans, which were developed precisely to ensure that we meet our service standards in an efficient and effective manner. It is evident that the Postal Service has the ability to improve in that area."

https://about.usps.com/n...erational-excellence.htm

“Access to an additional $10 billion in borrowing authority will delay the approaching liquidity crisis. The Postal Service, however, remains on an unsustainable path and we will continue to focus on improving operational efficiency and pursuing other reforms in order to put the Postal Service on a trajectory for long-term financial stability.”

https://about.usps.com/n...-agreement-statement.htm

This is from a USPS statement:

"In addition to developing a broader business plan, USPS is taking immediate steps to increase operational efficiency by re-emphasizing existing plans that have been designed to provide affordable, reliable service within existing service standards."

https://link.usps.com/20.../seeking-sustainability/



when i post copied articles from postal link or postal webs sites i get all kinds of crap. and that is because anything posted on post office sites must carry the company line. which in this case is why it is slanted to carry the company line.


bottom line, service has been put into the crapper.

don't believe it?

mail something across the street to a neighbor it will probably take 3 or 4 days.


good thing california has a post mark on ballot rule, so all ballots will be counted if postmarked by Nov. 3, 2020 and correctly verified.




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racist here call me postal patty or karen

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Then again with the removal of blue boxes to save on router and collections routes many put their mail out for their carrier to collect. Both the COVID times when a carrier comes by twice a week if they're lucky and the previous SOP of carriers working OT long after the last dispatch truck leaves would mean many ballots sitting in a station waiting for the truck the next morning
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I made it through the first sentence. The rest of it all looked like "orange man bad". Did I miss anything?


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Doesn't it seem that some don't know the difference between "bad" and "evil"?



Evil?

Sure...evil.

Yea right.

Speaking of evil...have you heard the latest on BLM?



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Here ya go...the latest on BLM and their evil intentions of destroying black families.

Candance Owens speaks.

Pay particular attention at the 1:51 mark.

https://youtu.be/Oj3duS5PI3I

And if you haven't read the BLM manifesto how their aim is to "disrupt" the nuclear family.

Disrupt=destroy

https://blacklivesmatter.com/what-we-believe/

People are scared to get involved on talking about race. I understand.

It wouldn't be the first time I've stood alone.

Some clown might call you a RACIST!!!

Hahahahahahahaaha.

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You do seem to have an obsession.

Nothing wrong with that.
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You do seem to have an obsession.

Nothing wrong with that.


I'm a hard head when someone calls me a fooking racist.

So yea, maybe I'm obsessed when that happens.

When someone yells RACIST...I hear SHUT UP!!

YOU"RE NOT ALLOWED TO TALK!!

Don't tell me to shut up.

That dog don't hunt.

Now, did you even look at the video and if you did do you have any thoughts about it?

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I don't watch any of the stuff I think might be political. I am not saying any certain link is or is not. I just don't go down that path. There are ways to prove personal points of view using selected videos. I stopped listening to Hannity shortly after I first heart him on the radio because I soon learned that when he played a half a sentence or some audio out of context he was not making a joke like I first thought, but he actually had people fooled to think he was being honest. I actually thought it was a political satire show. Then I found out people actually got worked up about all those lies. I saw that all over Fox. CNN used to be just news. But then it got all political and stupid.

I find it amazing that people blame CNN for bashing Trump, but CNN got him elected in my opinion. Because they had non-stop Trump to get ratings. They even had the stupids McEnany and Jeffrey Lord on the air twisting reality to make silly things Trump said purport to have some deep meaning. Trump would say something really stupid (I think just to sit back and laugh at people taking it seriously) and they would act like it was great that he had started some intellectual debate. What a bunch of crap all this political stuff is!!

I do enjoy all the hypocrisy, however. Being a conservative, I seem to find the hypocrisy of supposed conservatives to be the most disturbing. God must not be striking people with lightning, I guess. Here is a good one. A politician in OK is threatening to take tax giveaways from the Thunder if they kneel. He says something about them ruining the "nuclear family" or some nonsense. What I see is a hypocritical Republican admitting they select winners in business by giving them my tax money, but thinking he is being all righteous with family values. How that is linked I don't know. Sort of like the family values conservative doing the male prostitute in OK. They are all hypocrites (Dem or Rep) and hos with corporate pimps.
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Originally Posted by: GordonG Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Your NBA Go to Quoted Post
You do seem to have an obsession.

Nothing wrong with that.


I'm a hard head when someone calls me a fooking racist.

So yea, maybe I'm obsessed when that happens.

When someone yells RACIST...I hear SHUT UP!!

YOU"RE NOT ALLOWED TO TALK!!

Don't tell me to shut up.

That dog don't hunt.

Now, did you even look at the video and if you did do you have any thoughts about it?

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but you are a racist it says so at the bottom of your posts

"You RACIST!!!!!!!! -PostalPatty"










so go on and complain that you are not a racist your actions say otherwise!


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racist here call me postal patty or karen

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Originally Posted by: postalvet Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: GordonG Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Your NBA Go to Quoted Post
You do seem to have an obsession.

Nothing wrong with that.


I'm a hard head when someone calls me a fooking racist.

So yea, maybe I'm obsessed when that happens.

When someone yells RACIST...I hear SHUT UP!!

YOU"RE NOT ALLOWED TO TALK!!

Don't tell me to shut up.

That dog don't hunt.

Now, did you even look at the video and if you did do you have any thoughts about it?

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but you are a racist it says so at the bottom of your posts

"You RACIST!!!!!!!! -PostalPatty"










so go on and complain that you are not a racist your actions say otherwise!


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You can file a grievance with your APWU, You may also contact Your NBA, You can also blame this to the orange man.
Who is the biggest Karen of all? Postal Patty
Karen never carried mail before.
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https://www.newyorker.co...mps-mail-in-voting-rants

The Chaotic Design of Trump’s Mail-In-Voting Rants

By Sue Halpern
July 31, 2020


On Thursday, when Donald Trump casually suggested on Twitter that the November election be delayed because “Universal Mail-In Voting” would make it “the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” he was either setting the stage to contest the outcome or to explain away his impending defeat, or both. As the President should know by now, in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic is dangerous, especially for older Americans and those with underlying health conditions. Yet he and his chorus of enablers have made a habit of trash-talking voting by mail, claiming, erroneously, that it promotes fraud. It’s no accident that Trump’s tweet specifically assailed “Universal Mail-In Voting,” since the word “universal” is triggering for anyone who is afraid of the will of the people.

So far, only five states have nearly universal mail-in balloting. For most of them, it took years of legislative wrangling before it was adopted, and years of preparation before it was deployed. Additionally, thirty-four states and the District of Columbia have no-excuse absentee balloting (meaning that anyone can request an absentee ballot for any reason). And every state has the infrastructure to enable military and overseas voters to cast ballots from afar. (Inexplicably, according to Thursday’s tweet, Trump believes that absentee ballots are good and mail-in ballots are bad, even though they are the same thing.) All told, nearly eighty per cent of the electorate would be able to vote by mail in November.

Past primaries have offered a preview of the problems that can arise when significant numbers of voters choose this option. (Hint: the issue isn’t voter fraud.) Take California, a blue state, where over four million people voted by mail in February of 2008. The deluge was so great that election officials were still counting ballots weeks after the election. (One unexpected wrinkle: they had to iron thousands of ballots that had gotten crumpled in the mail, before they could feed them into the tabulator.) In New Jersey, another blue state, some voters found their ballots returned to them (and thus not counted) because the Postal Service scanned the wrong addresses; other citizens received hastily assembled ballots with the wrong slate of candidates. In New York City, where more than four hundred thousand ballots were cast by mail in the June primary, election officials do not expect to have a final vote tally for some jurisdictions until August. A hundred thousand have already been invalidated, some because they arrived too late, others because they weren’t signed or had a signature that didn’t match the signature on file.

These are some of the typical, non-malicious, ways that voters may find themselves disenfranchised. When there is an exponential increase in the number of absentee ballots, many of which will be cast by people likely to make mistakes because they’re unfamiliar with the process, the number of rejections will rise, too. So will the number of lawsuits challenging the results.

But voting by mail can also be used as a tool for voter suppression. In 2016, for example, mailed ballots cast by Black and Latinos in Florida were rejected more than two and half times as often as those cast by white voters. In states with intentionally restrictive “exact match” voter-registration requirements, signature rejections are an easy way to cull legitimate voters

A deluge of absentee-ballot requests may, paradoxically, put pressure on traditional polling places. In Georgia—not yet a blue state—officials were unable to process the backlog of absentee-ballot requests in time for the primary in June. As a consequence, many voters ended up voting in person, but the number of available sites was diminished, due to both the virus and state-sanctioned voter suppression. (Sixteen thousand voters were assigned to a single polling location in Atlanta.)

Even in the best of circumstances, voting by mail requires a functional postal service. Trump’s effort to defund and decimate the U.S. Postal Service is a blunt instrument of disenfranchisement. Can it simply be a coincidence that the President replaced a Postmaster General committed to facilitating voting by mail with a crony named Louis DeJoy who, according to a recent report in the Washington Post, has instructed postal carriers to slow down deliveries. As my colleague Steve Coll wrote this week, in states like Michigan, Arizona, and Pennsylvania, where ballots that are not received by Election Day are automatically tossed out, the directive could be especially crushing.

The quick pivot to voting by mail will be expensive, and it’s not clear where that money will come from. One estimate by the Brennan Center for Justice puts the price tag at upward of a billion dollars for postage, printing, drop boxes, processing, ballot tracking, and other security measures. The most recent coronavirus stimulus package proposed by Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans allocates zero dollars to shoring up the November election. In contrast, a House bill would send nearly four billion dollars to the states, not only to assist with absentee balloting but to insure the safety of polling places, poll workers, and voters. Unfortunately, it is aspirational.....

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#17 Posted : Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:19:48 AM(UTC)

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but you are a racist it says so at the bottom of your posts




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EXACTLY...what does it say at the bottom of my posts?

Sometimes our eyes will trick our brain into seeing things. It fills in the blank so to speak to help us see.

That's with a brain that is fully developed and functioning with cognitive skills.

Your brain???

Oh...I don't know?

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#18 Posted : Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:02:43 AM(UTC)
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illusion or delusion? Hmmmm......
Who is the biggest Karen of all? Postal Patty
Karen never carried mail before.
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#19 Posted : Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:51:43 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: GordonG Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: postalvet Go to Quoted Post




but you are a racist it says so at the bottom of your posts




.



EXACTLY...what does it say at the bottom of my posts?

Sometimes our eyes will trick our brain into seeing things. It fills in the blank so to speak to help us see.

That's with a brain that is fully developed and functioning with cognitive skills.

Your brain???

Oh...I don't know?








"You RACIST!!!!!!!! -PostalPatty"








you racist GordonG
racist here call me postal patty or karen

Postal retired 38yrs


Black Lives Matter

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GordonG  
#20 Posted : Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:12:26 AM(UTC)

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You can't refute what I say so your ONLY retort is to scream...RACIST!

Even if it isn't true.

So you go on right ahead.

It's a beautiful Sunday.

https://youtu.be/hU4bwT8v_sQ

I'm leaving with my mahal to enjoy it.

Enjoy yours.


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