USPS Inspector General ‘looking into’ Project Veritas video on Michigan late ballots
The Washington Examiner confirmed the USPS’s Office of Inspector General is investigating the video. “We have learned of this matter and are looking into it,” USPS’s Office of the Inspector General’s spokesperson Agapi Doulaveris told the Washington Examiner. “No additional information available at this time.”
USPS spokeswoman Martha Johnson also told the Washington Examiner the Postal Service was aware of the video and was “referred to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.”
The video released by Project Veritas claims to show a USPS whistle-blower from the Traverse City Post Office in Michigan, specifically from Barlow Branch. The individual said he was instructed by a direct supervisor Jonathan Clarke to separate late ballots found in mail-boxes and “hand stamp them with the previous day’s date.” He added there was a “hamper where letter carriers were supposed to leave their ballots” and put into “express bags to go to the distribution center.” Project Veritas said they reached out to Clarke about the matter, but he declined to comment.
Par for the course. Somebody has to be the hero. With all the hoopla about absentee ballots making the news, nobody wants to get caught with their pants down. Unfortunately, they are breaking the law. We have rules and laws for a reason.
I’m glad the guy came forward if he felt in good faith that this wasn’t right. There may be a valid explanation for it though, so we’ll just have to see where it goes.
This is irrelevant. Postmark does not matter. If the ballot isn’t in there clerk’s office by 8pm election day it doesn’t count.
They were told to count all ballots postmarked on or before November 3rd to be counted. So how is this irrelevant when they were counting past Election Day?
In Michigan, the courts ruled that the ballots had to ARRIVE by 8PM on Election Day to be counted. This looks to me like someone found a tray of ballots and the supervisor was trying to cover his ass and make it look like someone else’s fault. Typical supervisor behavior. I have been asked to backdate mail by more than one supervisor. I refused, but some poor PSE on probation could be easily intimidated.