News broke Friday that the U.S. Postal Service has warned dozens of states, via letters from USPS General Counsel Thomas Marshall, that their deadlines “for requesting and casting mail-in ballots are incongruous with the Postal Service’s delivery standards.”
On cue, Democrats and the press portrayed this as evidence of Trumpian sabotage and voter suppression.In reality, it’s closer to the opposite: an attempt by the USPS to forestall state election failure. The letters were planned before the new Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, took the reins on June 15. Mr. Marshall sent nearly identical advice to election officials in a May letter posted at USPS.com. Strange public conspiracy.
City of Madison Board of Canvassers
08-14-2020 the Board of Canvassers met to review the results of the Election and count Provisional Ballots. Unfortunately, as of the Canvass, 268 voters’ ballots arrived by mail after Election Day, so they will not be opened or counted. [Another] 144 ballots arrived at the polls, but had to be rejected, mostly because they were missing either a voter or witness signature.