President Donald Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy appealed the ruling of District Judge Emmet Sullivan, who modified the mailing of ballots before the election, according to Reuters on Nov. 27.
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) had recently implemented a “leave behind” policy, with delivery trucks leaving on a schedule and leaving ballots to be loaded for the next trip.
But 14 states with Democratic attorneys general opposed that procedure, despite DeJoy’s assurances that election mail had priority in the USPS.
That was echoed by Postal Service spokesman Dave Partenheimer, who said, “There should be no doubt that the Postal Service is ready and committed to handling any volume of election mail it receives,” according to the Daily Mail.
However, Judge Stanley Bastian of Yakima, Washington, formerly appointed by Obama, also issued a preliminary order nationwide suspending the changes, and requiring that all election mail be treated as first class.
On the one hand, for Bastian, the USPS changes presented “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service.”
Sullivan, on the other hand, ordered the USPS to take “extraordinary measures” to ensure that the millions of incoming ballots were delivered by mail, Reuters reported.
Also, that “all locally bound ballots must be cleaned and processed the same day or no later than the next morning for delivery to local offices, between now and at least Nov. 7.
The petitioning states were Washington, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia.
Pennsylvania, New York, and Montana challenged the changes independently.
While it is unclear what purpose the appeal requested by USPS Postmaster and President Trump may serve, it is known that the president often takes strategic administrative action in a timely manner.
In addition, he often warned that sending ballots by mail posed an enormous risk of election fraud, given the long history of the practice, and this did indeed occur.
Right now, amid the large number of claims and lawsuits filed in court in several states for election fraud, they are expected to gradually issue favorable rulings granting him re-election.
While the facts and evidence are in favor of proving the illegal acquisition of votes by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, time is running out, but much will still happen, President Trump said as he responded to a reporter on whether he will concede if the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden on Dec. 14.
“It’s going to be a very difficult thing to admit because we know there was massive fraud,” the president responded. “I certainly will, and you know that,” he added at another point in the press conference. “But I think a lot of things will happen between now and Jan. 20, a lot of things,” he added.