Democrats have repeatedly been stressing the Trump administration’s need for an expansion of the United States Postal Service, particularly as a majority of states are moving to vote by mail for the November presidential election. President Trump pushed back saying the USPS had flaws. We have repeatedly seen issues, such as not all ballots being shown or postmarked.
In fact, the leftists were angry that the USPS stopped mailing letter collection boxes in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Iowa. Will give. Alaska, Nebraska and small parts of Wisconsin and Missouri. According to a spokesperson for the USPS Western Region, this will not be done after the election.
Collection boxes were removed in New York, Oregon, Montana and Indiana last week. CNN reported that post office hours in West Virginia, Florida and Missouri are being reduced.
Of course, Democrats feel that this is some conspiracy theory to undermine the election. However, our friends at PJ Media said that removing the collection box is not a new thing:
But the fact is that the removal of postal boxes has been going on for years as part of cost-cutting efforts for the postal service and had nothing to do with the 2020 election.
In September 2016, the Inspector General of the USPS noted that “nationally, the number of collection boxes has dropped by more than 12,000 in the last 5 years.” This means that the USPS, during the Obama-Biden administration, removed thousands of mail archive boxes. Was this a diabolical plan by Obama and Biden to suppress the vote in 2020? Did Trump make him to do this?
According to the USPS Inspector General, the collection boxes are eliminated, because they are not being used because they are expensive to maintain. If a collection box contains less than 25 pieces per day, those are the boxes that are being eliminated.
Although Democratic Sen. John Tester (MT) has asked for an investigation into the collection box elimination, with USPS spokesman Kimberly Frum saying it has been going on for decades. The USPS frequently audits the use of a collection box.
“It is a fluid process and figures can vary from day to day. Historically, mail boxes have been removed for lack of use and installed in development areas,” Frum told The Hill. “When a collection box receives a very small amount of mail at the end of a consecutive month, it costs fuel and the postal service money in the workhorse to drive the mail carrier to the mailbox and collect the mail. Removing the box Only that has good business meaning. Respect. It is important to note that anyone with a residential or commercial mailbox can use it as a vehicle to send outgoing mail. ”
Rather than acting as such is a new phenomenon, Democrats would be wise to do a little research. It is not about the use – or lack thereof – of election results.