Ballots are supposed to be postmarked by midnight on Election Day. Anything later isn’t supposed to be counted simply because those are the rules. However, it appears that one liberal Postmaster decided that he wanted to bend the rules – and people wonder why Trump is contesting the election results.
Lindsey Graham, the Senate Judiciary Chairman, has been provided with evidence that there has been tampering in Philadelphia – and now he wants action taken immediately.
A sworn affidavit has come in from a mail carrier in Pennsylvania by the name of Richard Hopkins. He claims that Postmaster Rob Weisenbach told him and the other mail carriers to continue collecting late ballots for the purpose of backdating them.
Hopkins signed the affidavit under the penalty of perjury to identify that as he understands it, Pennsylvania law states that ballots must be postmarked by 8 PM on Election Day, November 3. However, the postmaster informed him that he was to collect ballots on November 4 and “possibly later.”
The letter continues to incriminate Weisenbach by saying that ballots had been picked up through November 6 and to be given expressly to him or to Darrell Locke, a supervisor, for the purpose of backdating.
Pennsylvania had already updated their laws to make it possible for mail-in ballots to be counted after Election Day – and now we know why. It’s one of the main reasons why Trump isn’t accepting the results coming out of Pennsylvania right now. It’s also why Dems cannot celebrate a victory yet – a lot of shady activities are being done in Pennsylvania where 20 electoral votes could make a big difference in the way that the election swings.
A spokesman with USPS has stated that they were aware of the claim made by Hopkins and that it was referred to the US Postal Inspection Service. That’s all well and fine, but it requires a bit more than that. How many ballots were counted that were received after Election Day and would it be enough to change the outcome of Pennsylvania?
This is what Senator Graham wants to know, insisting that an investigation be conducted.
The Dems are not happy about the idea of having to recount anything – especially since the voting is in their favor at the moment.
There are simply too many allegations of irregularities and misconduct when it comes to voting – and it’s not all coming from Trump, either.
Senator Graham has said, “I will not allow credible allegations of voting irregularities or misconduct to be swept under the rug.” Well, I guess we can count our lucky stars that it’s Graham handling this and not Representative Adam Schiff or we’d be told it’s just more Russian disinformation.
Right now, there are issues found in a number of states. In addition to Pennsylvania, there are also questions arising in Wisconsin, Arizona, and Georgia.
It appears that fraud is contained to small instances. There has been no “smoking gun” revealed that would take away the electoral votes currently identified as going to Biden. However, the various court cases will be handled over the next few weeks.
The goal is for all of the investigations and issues to be settled by the time the Electoral College moves to conduct their votes, which will happen in mid-December. Then and only then will they be able to identify who the real president-elect is. Dems would be wise to remember that.
Meanwhile, at this point, Pennsylvania is past its point of being able to count more ballots. So, there shouldn’t be any more numbers coming in. The main issue is that there are only about 50,000 more votes for Biden than for Trump. If it’s been proven that 25,000 ballots were counted after the fact and they were all for Biden, it could be enough to swing the state to Trump’s favor – and it would mean that Biden loses the projected win for presidency.
At this point, we can only sit back and wait for more affidavits to come in or for the legal battles to play out.