No merit to viral video targeting GT County’s Barlow Post Office

TRAVERSE CITY — False claims made in a viral video targeting Barlow Post Office workers, did not diminish the success of vote-by-mail during the recent presidential election, a national union official said.

“The arrows were strong and constant that somehow this was going to be a fraudulent process, a rigged process and just the opposite is the case,” Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union said during a call-in news conference Tuesday.

“Facts are facts,” he added. “What happened in Traverse City — the inspectors are involved, they’re doing their investigations, it certainly doesn’t seem to have merit.”

A video shared widely on social media earlier this month had claimed postal workers at the Barlow branch backdated absentee ballots.

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