Hanover County Democratic Committee

Moving Hanover Forward

Action 1:

Protect the vote:

Last Thursday Trump tweeted a threat to postpone elections, citing without any evidence that mail-in ballots may be fraudulent. Although according to the Constitution only Congress has the authority to change elections, Trump’s strategy to undermine the election in any way he can is clear.

In that regard the Chris Hayes’ show on MSNBC last week reported that the U.S. Postal Service is deliberately slowing delivery of the mail. A major Trump donor, Louis DeJoy, was a recently named Postmaster General with indications that he intends to run it more like a business rather than the Constitutionally instituted government service that it is. DeJoy’s appointment had triggered fear that the Post Office has been politicalized and alarm that mail-in ballots for the election deliberately might be delayed. This Washington Post article explains the potential problems: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/postal-service-backlog-sparks-worries-that-ballot-delivery-could-be-delayed-in-november/2020/07/30/cb19f1f4-d1d0-11ea-8d32-1ebf4e9d8e0d_story.html

Warn Rob Wittman (202-225-4261 or 804-730-6595) that any Congressional attempt to postpone the election will be seen as a threat to our democracy and will trigger massive civil unrest. Tell him he should go on record opposing Trump’s threat. Insist that the Post Office should continue to operate as a Constitutionally-sanctioned, non-partisan government service and that Congress should direct the Post Office to deliver mail-in ballots in a reasonable time frame.