The Virginia Democratic Party sues the Post Office about election mail

The paper filed by the Post Office opposing a temporary restraining order describes the situation—

Two affidavits about the process from postal employees were attached as exhibits 1 and 2, from Benjamin Farmer III and Wendy McLlwain–

The agreed order was then signed on Thursday, 28 October 2021–

One item of note is that there should be a law in Virginia that allows ballots of a certain type or types to be received in the mail three days after election day, because the agreed order says that the Post Office will continue to process election mail through Friday, 5 November 2021. I do not know if this is a rule passed by the Virginia legislature or was done in the shenanigans before the 2020 general election.

[1] Attorney General order number 4878-2020, appointing John Durham as a special counsel.

https://www.justice.gov/file/1370931/download

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8 Responses to The Virginia Democratic Party sues the Post Office about election mail

  1. Interesting, but what are they suing about?

    • robt willmann says:

      JME,
      The Virginia Democratic Party is claiming that the Postal Service is delivering and processing mail for the election too slowly, and that this creates an “undue burden on the right to vote”. An interpretation of the constitution says that voting is a “fundamental right”. The allegation is that if the mail is processed and delivered slowly, a person might not get an application for an absentee ballot in to the election administrator on time, the voter will have less time to consider an absentee ballot received by mail, and that an absentee ballot mailed to the election administrator may not get there by the deadline.

      The Virginia Democratic Party (VDP) is also asserting that election-related mail is sitting around in Albemarle, James City, and Portsmouth Counties, and that it should be promptly processed and delivered.

      The Post Office says the VDP is relying on second-hand information, and there is no slowness problem in processing election mail.

  2. Fred says:

    How can the court agree to this since there hasn’t been harm to anyone as the election hasn’t happen yet? It looks like another sue and settle lawsuit to give legal cover to the theft of yet another election. I forsee tray upon tray with green tag 191 affixed to them showing up after the in person ballots show a huge loss for McCauliffe who wins with the Covid by mail voter!

    Where’s the Repubican Party of VA in this? Too busy chanting Let’s Go Brandon to get a lawyer into court to block this obvious fraud from happening?

  3. Shako says:

    1) I sent a rent payment in August from the UPSPS Main Post Office on Brook Road in Richmond, Virginia to my apartment complex on Tobacco Row in Shockoe Bottom, a distance of 3 miles. The stamped envelope with check enclosed took three weeks too deliver. I had to subsequently write another check to the apartment owners to avoid a late-payment charge because off the “late delivery”. 2) A fried from New Canaan, Connecticut sent me a card in September, which was subsequently returned to him in New Canaan after four weeks, stamped “Undeliverable – Addressee Unknown”. We are now living in the terd world.

    • Fred says:

      Shako,

      I have had both problems in the past 4 decades of using the mail, but everything else tends to be 3 days or less. Does my annecdote of 40 decades of good mail service overide two annecdotes of poor service?

    • Leith says:

      Same type slowdown happens to my daughter in Seattle.

      Yet my rural post office has no such problems, all mail has been delivered promptly. But then here in the sticks we never needed any of those high-speed mail sorting machines that got scrapped in the big cities.

  4. blue peacock says:

    It was the woke cover-up that electrified the Virginia governor’s race, now on election day the mother of skirt-wearing teen who raped a female classmate in girls’ bathroom says he is a troubled boy who identifies as male and just wanted sex

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10156749/Mother-skirt-wearing-teen-raped-female-classmate-says-identifies-male.html

    We’ll see how the vote counters decide the outcome of the ballot count.

  5. Deap says:

    Sniffing good things for VA out here in Calif.- very early returns: 54% GOP votes in and 44% Dem votes in so far – 44% total votes of all registered voters. But we already know what happened in the wee small hours of the morning.

    But a bracing start – is VA all mail in now? Or are their polling places where votes will still need to be delivered in order to be counted? Fingers crossed.

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