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Democrats’ Postal Conspiracy is the Biggest Made-Up Controversy Since Russiagate

democratsAnthony S. Fauci said Friday that there is “no reason” most Americans can’t vote in person this November and that voting is as safe as going to a grocery store. “If you go and wear a mask, if you observe the physical distancing and don’t have a crowded situation, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to do that,” he told National Geographic.

No matter: Democrats are pressing ahead with their universal mail-in voting scheme and setting the stage to blame President Trump when it results in an unmitigated disaster. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is already accusing Trump of a “campaign to sabotage the election by manipulating the Postal Service to disenfranchise voters.”

Please. This is the biggest made-up controversy since Democrats accused Trump of conspiring with Vladimir Putin to steal the 2016 election.

A massive increase in mail-in ballots will throw the election into chaos not because Trump is manipulating the postal system but because mail-in ballots are the most inherently unreliable way to vote. Vote-by-mail has a much higher failure rate than in-person voting — a fact that was underscored by the catastrophic failure of mail-in voting during Democratic primaries this year.

Those failures had nothing to do with Trump or the US Postal Service. The problem is state election laws that allow voters to request mail-in ballots just a few days before Election Day. If tens of millions of voters all drop ballots in the mail at the last minute, it is inevitable that the postal system will be overwhelmed, and millions of ballots will be delayed, misdirected or arrive without postmarks. This is why the Postal Service General Counsel Thomas J. Marshall recently warned state election officials, urging them to require voters to request ballots at least 15 days before Election Day.

But instead of pushing states to fix their election laws, Democrats are trying to pin the blame on Trump — arguing that he is pushing to “defund” the Postal Service. That is a lie. Just last month, the Trump administration gave the USPS a $10 billion loan, funding authorized in the Cares Act, which Trump signed into law in March. Trump has since signed off on legislation that would turn it into a grant — even though the Wall Street Journal reported that “the Postal Service doesn’t currently need the money.” The Postal Service was a mess long before Trump arrived, losing $78 billion since 2007, but it has plenty of short-term cash. Despite this, Pelosi is demanding that Trump agree to a $25 billion USPS bailout bill that would undoubtedly be loaded up with partisan provisions regarding mail-in voting — and threatening to blame Trump for the coming mail-in voting fiasco if he refuses.

Democrats are also charging that cost-savings reforms instituted by new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy (before they were suspended Tuesday until after the election) were politically motivated. That is also untrue. While DeJoy is a Trump donor, he was appointed not by Trump but by the unanimous vote of the bipartisan Postal Service Board of Governors. And the reforms he is trying to implement were designed to address issues raised in a recent report by USPS Inspector General Tammy L. Whitcomb — a career civil servant who joined the inspector general’s office during the Obama administration — and are necessary to put the USPS on the path to solvency. The Obama administration got rid of thousands of collection boxes in the years before the 2016 election, yet no one accused it of election manipulation. Yet some House Democrats have even urged the FBI to open a criminal investigation into DeJoy.

So, what should Trump do? Simple. Take away the Democrats’ excuses and make them own the coming mail-in voting fiasco. The president should ask Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to pass bipartisan legislation introduced in July by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to give the Postal Service $25 billion to cover pandemic revenue losses — and attach a continuing resolution funding the government until after the election, heading off a fiscal crisis when government funding runs out on Oct. 1.

This would put Democrats in a bind. If they refuse to approve a bipartisan bill — one co-sponsored by Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), their vice-presidential nominee — at the funding level they have requested, then they can’t blame Trump for defunding the post office right before the election or any government shutdown. If they approve the bill, they help Republicans keep control of the Senate by giving the vulnerable Collins a pre-election boost — and lose their ability to blame Trump for the impending mail-in voting catastrophe. Either way, Trump wins.

The narrative that Trump is manipulating the post office to steal the election is the new Russiagate — a conspiracy theory designed to delegitimize Trump’s victory if he wins. Trump should act now to take that narrative away.

Reprinted with Permission from - AEI - by Marc A. Thiessen.

This article first appeared in the Washington Post

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john h
1 year ago

I am old I guess, but never thought I would see the day that WH would claim that our elections are rigged. Guess i have led sheltered life & cannot believe elections are rigged.

john h
1 year ago

Have not seen a answer, but What happened to last Postmaster General & why was DeJoy appointed in June ?? Guess, I am just curious person that worries to much.

Mike Repp
1 year ago

It’s just another continual Democrat / Socialist tactic to blame Trump for everything and try to get their Socialist / Communist candidates elected to office. If you are left leaning and you still believe in the United States of America, Freedom and our Constitution like I do, then you need to wake up and stop voting for Democrats as you have in the past, because your party no longer exists. Their platform is Socialism and Communism plain and simple. They want you to be a sheep and live in fear just like the people of Russia and China do everyday. Vote to save America from Socialism and Communism! Vote for Trump!!!

Kenneth Gorris
1 year ago

Dr. John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center has also stated that in his research of gun laws and mass shootings in other countries it is found that mail in voting does not work and many of these countries in Europe you must vote in person. I have voted many years as an absentee voter because of my sales career taking me out of town and now as a truck driver I choose an absentee ballot . However this year I took the advise of fellow patriots and deposited my ballot in my townships hall drop box. It was already stamped for the primary but I took no chances and walked it in. My thoughts.

1 year ago

If you think the Dems can’t or won’t try to rig this election, just look back to the ballot fiasco that occurred in Broward county, Florida, during the last election. Hillary was losing Florida…so uncounted ballots seemed to pop up everywhere, even in the trunk of a car at the airport. And the vast majority of them were for Hillary…how convienient . Finally, a judge had to tell them to stop and turn in their tally, and it’s a good thing he did. If they had been allowed to continue manufacturing ballots and votes, Florida would have been won by Hillary and not Trump.

Pat R
1 year ago

Am actually surprised Fauci would say that voting in person is okay as long as one wears mask, stays 6ft apart, etc. I would have sworn he was a die-hard democrat.

john howard
1 year ago

Now on August 22nd, House passes bill to give USPS $25 & then on news “Trump says if Republicans pass in Senate, he will veto”. What a system we have today , we need to work together & quit telling me Trump is not bashing USPS. Also, what happened to Postmaster General prior to DeJoy???

john howard
1 year ago

What is real truth here? CNN on August 13 “Trump admits he’s blocking funding to stop mail-in votes”. Is this correct statement or noat?

Jim Blackwell
1 year ago

SAY NO TO MAIL-IN VOTING. Democrats already know they can’t win in a Legal Election. This mail-in voting scam is their only hope and you can bet there will be fraud involved. I would trust a Bill Gates vaccine more than all the Democrats combined and I Refuse to take the vaccine period.

Stan d. Upnow
1 year ago

If you tell a lie often enough, it becomes truth. (often attributed to Goebbels)

Stan d. Upnow
1 year ago

Mr. Thiessen suggests giving the postal service $25billion that we don’t have. What a stupid idea! First, it will be seen as, and in actuality would be, caving to Progressive-Socialist demands. Second, it continues DC’s atrocious disregard for fiscal responsibility. Third, Thiessen erroneously believes that they couldn’t Possibly blame Pres. Trump for any election losses they might suffer in Nov. Really? Marc, you haven’t been paying attention these last 4 years.

john howard
1 year ago
Reply to  Stan d. Upnow

After Nov elections, I hope that someone decides to fix the USPS system. We needed PO 200-years ago & we still need it.

Robert Aagaard
1 year ago

I am originally from Chicago. This is nothing new! When I was just old enough enough to vote (62 years ago) I remember going into the polling place and someone saying “Oh, here come THE REPUBLICAN.” I remember people going through the cemeteries and matching up graves with the active voter rolls! The democrats just try to keep getting more creative, that’s all!

1 year ago

The Democrat leadership have nothing to offer the US except their Communism.

Remember the Dems are Communists or at least their leadership is. It is Communism in action by infiltration into the US government through the DNC.

I refer to it as the Communist DNC as most of the leadership are Communists. I don’t say this lightly. Why I believe this is can be found in the book “You Can trust the Communists (to be Communists).pdf The book can be found for free online by searching the title. Or purchase the updated version sold online titled You Can Sitll Trust the Communists (to be Communists) by David Noebel and Fred Schwarz. The first 20 pages or so are slow reading but after that, I couldn’t put the book down. A less expensive copy can be purhcased for $15.95 on the Schwarz Report.

This book reminded me about Bill Clinton’s desire to visit Russia and Russia allowed him in.

This book states the USSR only allowed those to visit that they believed they could use and then remember, they gave permission for Bill Clinton to visit when he was a Rhodes scholar.

Bernie Sanders was able to visit. People should ask, why were these two men were so infatuated with Russia.

Obama also has Communism in his upbringing. Remember Obama and Michelle hung Mao Christmas ornaments on the White House tree and no one made a big deal out it.

Open borders policy is part of it also as the US wouldn’t know how many schools, hospitals etc we would need with open borders, it would create chaos, bring down the country and the open borders crowd would rebuild as the desired totalitarian country they want. The Covid-19 pandemic should put the Democrats open borders policy to rest forever. We need borders and we need them secured.

These Dems are working to destroy our country with creating chaos (Antifa) as well as attempting to remove history (tearing down statutes) & they have already taken over education. The outline for what is happening now is in the book I noted above.

1 year ago

I have come to believe the Republicans and Democrats are one and the same. The Republicans should be supporting President Trump but I hardly hear a peep out of McConnell and the rest.

Thomas Dickins
1 year ago

We need to remove the gutless, the spineless and the RINO’s from the Republican ranks. Unfortunately, at this point we must first focus on removing the Demoncraps who are trying to destroy our county. A vote for a Democrat is a vote to destroy the U.S.A. as it was founded.

Calvin Johnston
1 year ago

The Democrats are doing everything they can to promote voter fraud. And then they claim there is no voter fraud. I saw a list of 949 convictions for voter fraud since 2018. That pretty much eliminates the idea that it doesn’t happen.
And the idea that ID is impossible for poor people to obtain. Ridiculous. We require ID to get welfare, or a beer, to drive a car and a dozen other things but can’t expect people to provide ID to vote. That is simply promoting voter fraud if anyone can vote. It makes it easy to vote early and often. The Dems oppose cleaning up the voter rolls to eliminate dead people or those who have moved out of state. And they have made voter fraud laws which are so vague and twisted that in many places it is practically impossible to convict anyone of voter fraud unless they proclaim and document that they did it.
If you value the country as it was founded and appreciate your individual freedoms, vote and vote in person. A ballot that goes through the mail passes through many hands and there are many opportunities for it to be thrown away or modified to make it invalid.

1 year ago

How about we let things go funding wise as-is. No 25 billion and let the man (dejoy) work? No changes. we are talking 25 BILLION HERE ARENT WE?

Stephen G
1 year ago

The Post Office handled millions of pieces of mail during Christmas rush for years! This is just another Democrat way of fear mongering. I remember in the 80’s when Regan was President they said he was going to privatize the Post Office,well 38 years later it’s still here.

Bob L.
1 year ago

Every once and a while, Fauci says something that is truthful, like now, about the safety of in-person voting.
Most of the time, he’s like an old hit and miss engine and mostly miss.

1 year ago

Well when one does not do their own research and believe everything the Democrats say and the media reports then one has the problem of being led like sheep to the slander. The Democrats have lost their sense and our trying to take credit for all the good that Trump has done. The Dems are the dangerous ones they our the ones that are destroying the nation. Obama started the destruction and and is still trying to do it. I am discussed with our republican leaders that have caved to the Dems and changed sides. Don’t they know we american’s can see what is going on. Trump Has done more for America and has accomplished more then all the Democrats have ever done At least he loves america, Obama would even pledge allegiance to our flag. He was suppose to be a American president which he only was in office only but his loyalty was to Iran and socialism. I pray that the Democrats get defeated worst then they ever have in this election.

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