Hmm… DeJoy & Trump Probably SHOULDN’T Have Openly Stated A Direct Intent, In De-Funding The Post Office, In An Election Year…

A few hours ago, and as we long predicted, a federal judge in Washington state issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against DeJoy’s felonious attempts at vote suppression / tamperings, by what purported to be USPS procedural changes, essentially-immediately prior to election day 2020. These chuckleheads are the most inept crooks on the planet.

Here is the wise and well-reasoned full 16 page ruling, and a bit:

. . . .Plaintiffs have established a likelihood of success on the merits of their claims that the United States Postal Service and the Postmaster General violated 39 U.S.C. § 3661(b) and infringed on the States’ constitutional authority to regulate elections and the people’s right to vote. Plaintiffs would suffer irreparable harm absent preliminary injunctive relief, and the balance of equities and the public interest weigh in favor of a preliminary injunction.

Although not necessarily apparent on the surface, at the heart of DeJoy’s and the Postal Service’s actions is voter disenfranchisement. This is evident in President Trump’s highly partisan words and tweets, the actual impact of the changes on primary elections that resulted in uncounted ballots, and recent attempts and lawsuits by the Republican National Committee and President Trump’s campaign to stop the States’ efforts to bypass the Postal Service by utilizing ballot drop boxes, as well as the timing of the changes. It is easy to conclude that the recent Postal Services’ changes [are] an intentional effort on the part the current Administration to disrupt and challenge the legitimacy of upcoming local, state, and federal elections, especially given that 72% of the decommissioned high speed mail sorting machines that were decommissioned were located in counties where Hillary Clinton received the most votes in 2016. . . .

[DeJoy and Trump take] the remarkable position that nothing has changed in the Postal Service’s approach to election mail from past years. This is simply not true. Statistics show there has been a drastic decrease in delivery rates. . . .

Plaintiffs have made an extensive showing of irreparable harm that is caused and will be caused by the Postal Service’s “Leave Mail Behind” policy and the Postal Service’s refusal to ensure that election mail will be treated as First Class mail to ensure timely delivery. Indeed, the Postal Service sent out mailers to all voters that warned that voters should take extra steps to minimize delays that presumably the Postal Service anticipates, which supports Plaintiffs’ arguments there would be harm in the future. . . .

It would be comical, if there weren’t at least a small chance that Trump could otherwise throw the outcome of the 2020 election, in this manner. As it is, he will lose by over 6 million votes, and even Florida and Texas may flip to blue states, this cycle. Without both of them — should he lose even one of them — he has no electoral college path, at all. Smiling now, at that increasingly-probable prospect.

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