(TheConservativeNews.org) – While mail-in ballots are nothing new, they’ve become a seriously controversial form of voting. The 2020 presidential election saw more mail-in voting than ever before thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many people believed the election was fraudulent. Democrats assured there was no wrongdoing in the 2020 election, but those in Virginia are now complaining about delays for the governor’s race.
Democrats filed a lawsuit alleging that 300,000 mail-in ballots are currently sitting in the United States Postal Service (USPS) facility waiting to be processed. The case against the USPS states that the mail service failed to process the ballots in time for the coming gubernatorial election.
Democrats claim that the USPS’s failures threaten to disenfranchise voters. However, the USPS fought back, noting that the service maintains a tried-and-true process for properly handling election mail and delivering it. The USPS further defended itself, asserting that it hasn’t had any issues and has informed election officials of the ballots’ status. The lawsuit was enough to get the media involved, informing the public that a definitive winner of the Virginia Governor race may not be available until the Friday after the election due to mail-in ballots.
Oddly enough, Virginia was also a major site of controversy during the 2020 presidential election, when around 300,000 votes went to Joe Biden in the middle of the night post-Election Day in the state. Whereas Republicans challenged the 2020 election, the shoe was on the other foot this time as Terry McAuliffe, Democratic candidate for governor, filed the suit on behalf of Virginia’s Democratic Party.
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