Virginia Dems Sue Joe Biden’s USPS Over 300,000 Mail In Ballot Delay, USPS Denies
The Dem party is desperate to avoid a humiliating loss in the critical race for the governor of Virginia. How desperate? They are suing each other in a sign that portends doom for the Party.
Virginia Democrats have filed a lawsuit against Biden’s United States Postal Service (USPS) accusing the Post Service of causing a “delay” in processing 300,000 mail-in ballots. The Elias Law Group filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Democratic Party of Virginia on Friday, October 22 against USPS.
“With Election Day less than two weeks away and more than 300,000 Virginians likely to attempt to cast their votes by mail, the failure of the United States Postal Service to timely process and deliver election-related mail is threatening to disenfranchise thousands of Virginia voters,” the lawsuit claimed.
“Thousands of absentee ballots currently sit at postal facilities throughout the Commonwealth, unprocessed for weeks on end,” the lawsuit claims.
The Postal Service however is disputing the claim. The agency’s public relations representative Martha Johnson said:
“The Postal Service has a robust and tested process for the proper handling and timely delivery of Election Mail.
“Our Election Mail processes and procedures are fully operational in Virginia. We are not aware of any processing delays of any ballots within our facilities nor any ballot delivery delays, and we have fully communicated this information to election officials.
“Throughout the election cycle we work closely with state and local election officials and have been addressing any concerns that they raise.
“Daily sweeps are being conducted in all our Virginia facilities.”
In Virginia mail-in votes are allowed to be counted if they are postmarked by the end of Election Day and received three days after the election.
From The Western Journal:
The Democrats claim that the counties of Albemarle, Portsmouth, and James City have seen “significant” delays that they characterized as particularly “egregious” where allegedly “thousands of ballots delivered to postal facilities weeks ago are still outstanding and, weeks later have not yet even been scanned into USPS’s system.”
“Even if these voters eventually do receive their ballots before Election Day, the slowdowns promise that they will not have sufficient time to send them back with assurance that they will arrive in time to be counted,” the suit projects, according to the Times.
The plaintiffs want the court to order the USPS to prioritize and expedite delivery of mail-in ballots and to require that it sees that all ballots are delivered on time to be counted.
In a consent order that does not constitute an admission of any wrongdoing on its part, the USPS has agreed to provide the Virginia Democrats and their lawyers daily reports every day through Nov. 5, confirming that every facility in Virginia conducted an “all clear” process the prior day or a report on the status of any facility that did not, CNN reported.