Tuesday, December 29, 2020

USPS Agrees to Treat Georgia Runoff Ballots as Express Mail

The US Postal Service (USPS) has agreed to take extraordinary measures to deliver Mailed Ballots for Georgia's upcoming Senate Runoff Elections, including treating Ballots as Express Mail, sweeping Postal Facilities for Ballots and making Special Arrangements to ensure Ballots reach the State Election Board's Offices in a more timely manner.

The Plan, Signed-Off by a Federal Judge in an ongoing Federal Lawsuit, after several Federal Courts stepped in as de facto Monitors over the USPS to make sure its Practices wouldn't Disenfranchise Absentee Votes.

It comes amid a push for Greater Oversight of USPS Operations after Fears Trump would Attempt to Hamper Mail-In Absentee Voting. The Plan will keep the USPS under heightened Scrutiny at least through January 5th Run-Off Election, when the Control of the Senate is at stake in Two Contests that weren't decided in November because No one received a Majority of the Vote in either Race.

The USPS Agreement under the Court Order, lays out Procedures for Ballots Mailed locally in the State to get to the Board of Elections Office on the Same Day as Received, with Special Attention so that they Arrive No later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.

"USPS shall coordinate with the Georgia BOEs to make arrangements to deliver all inbound ballots to the BOE before 7:00 p.m. local time on January 5, 2020," the Agreement said.

This Holiday Season, the USPS is going through an especially Difficult period, with an Unprecedented Volume of Packages and Limited Employees to Process them due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. In November, Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, signaled that he would Propose a Plan to Overhaul the USPS in the "next several months."

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