The news is out: [(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Postal Service said it was unable to comply with a federal judge’s order to conduct a sweep of its facilities in crucial swing states for undelivered mail-in ballots by 3 p.m. on Election Day on the East Coast.
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington had set that deadline earlier in the day for sweeps of USPS facilities in Democratic strongholds like Detroit, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Houston, as well as Arizona and South Florida. The postal service was to “ensure that no ballots have been held up,” Sullivan said.
“Defendants were unable to accelerate the daily review process to run from 12:30pm to 3:00pm without significantly disrupting preexisting activities on the day of the election, something which defendants did not understand the Court to invite or require,” the postal service said in a submission to the judge.
One federal judge said in an earlier ruling that it was “easy to conclude” that DeJoy’s changes, which included the dismantling of hundreds of high-speed mail-sorting machines and cuts to overtime and late delivery trips, were intended to disrupt and challenge the legitimacy of the Nov. 3 election.]
Why are certain people allowed to mess with the national security of the US?