A publish workplace worker lately instructed members of my spouse’s social group to not mail their ballots this yr however ship them on to a county poll drop field. Because the conformation of Louis DeJoy as postmaster common, we now have had “darkish supply days,” one thing we’ve by no means skilled earlier than. We take that postal worker’s warning significantly and can hand ship our ballots we are going to full at dwelling.
Among the many quite a few sleazy stunts President Trump is participating in to win a second time period, he appointed an unqualified political crony whereas ignoring the alternatives supplied by professionally screened candidates. As a Trump loyalist his job, regardless of how the administration dissembles the information, is clearly designed to hamper the flexibility of the publish workplace to ship the mail. This, within the face of an anticipated surge of mail-in ballots, as folks looking for pandemic security will probably be mailing their ballots this yr.
Within the curiosity of defending the Nice American Experiment in self-governance, the separation of powers and respect for supremacy of the legislation, DeJoy must be changed by somebody who’s certified and understands the values of the service enshrined within the structure. Congress must step up and do their job! A job that represents the very fact they work for the American folks and the rule of legislation, not that of furthering the ambitions of somebody who seeks to be an authoritarian chief above the legislation.
Stephen A. Montgomery, Bakersfield