According to an August 14, 2020 article on NBC NEWS with the headline, “U.S. Postal Service warns Pennsylvania that mail-in ballots may be delivered too late”, the U.S. Postal Service says it’s “unlikely there will be enough time to request, complete and return mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania to be counted for the Nov. 3 presidential election.”
When I think of the shenanigans that I know that Democrats will pull with mail-in ballots, and the raging dumpster fire that the 2020 elections will become, I’m reminded of the quote from Benjamin Franklin when a Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia approached Ben Franklin after the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention. She asked him, “Well Doctor what we got, a republic or a monarchy?”. His response is infamous.
I’m also reminded of a quote, sourced from Wikiquote, attributed to former Dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republicans (USSR), Joseph Stalin. According to the memoirs of Stalin’s former secretary by Boris Bazhanov, published in 2002, regarding voting and ballots, Stalin allegedly said in 1923, “I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how.”
The prospect of trusting our elections to the U.S. Postal Service is troubling to say the least. They are generally pretty good when they exclusively focus on doing what they were created to do. But even in the best case scenario, suffice to say that I do not trust the labor unions associated with the U.S. Postal Service to be honest brokers. The American Postal Workers Union, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, the National Association of Letter Carriers, and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, are all solidly in bed with the Democratic Party. If you don’t believe me, just go to Open Secrets and look at where their campaign contributions almost entirely go.
In this case, it’s not even about who will count the votes, and how…but who will carry the votes, and how. A Republic, if we can keep it, indeed!