Public Pressure And Lawsuits Kept USPS From Handing Trump The Election

This seems to be a "Y2K" situation, where people will say, "See? That was all just a bunch of hype," discounting the enormous effort that "nothing" took.

DeJoy's initial ulterior motives appear to have been thwarted, but he will remain the postmaster general for the foreseeable future.

Alarmed by all this, the court required the post office to provide daily data and updates on how quickly ballots were being delivered in the week leading up to Election Day. It was that level of oversight, Duraiswamy believes, that forced the USPS to follow through on its "extraordinary measures" with the intensity needed.

"It's not just a matter of, do you put the right words on a piece of paper and send out the memo? It's, do you have the commitment and oversight that translates those nice words into action?" Duraiswamy said. "It's safe to say the litigation pressure made a real and meaningful difference in pushing them to get through as many ballots as possible." [...]

One group of people who did right by voters, many agreed, were postal workers.

"Everything we hear is that the individual postal workers have been working hard and working overtime, doing everything they could to follow their instructions and do everything they could to deliver ballots on time," Zieve said.

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  1. Jim says:

    Thanks also to the genuinely grassroots hand-marked paper ballot activists, who were ferocious against voting machine industry sponsored work and noncommittal independent authorities alike. Who knows if they had been able to do it without the pandemic, but still.

    • Dude says:

      They gutted the Voting Rights Act

      They sabotaged the Postal Service

      They closed polling places, purged voter rolls, attacked mail voting, tried to throw out ballots

      And yet voters turned out in record numbers to overcome these barriers & make their voices heard

      -- Ari Berman on Twitter last week

      And that doesn't even account for the fake drop-off boxes Republicans but all over SoCal or the Prawn Bois and Boobaboo bums intimidating people outside polling places.

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