We’re guessing that Constitutional “originalist” Justice Coathanger gives this story a thumbs-up:
“Delivery delays during an election can’t be unlawful, because the Constitution doesn’t guarantee states any particular level of service when it comes to mail-in ballots, the U.S. Postal Service told a federal judge.”
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and President Donald Trump are seeking dismissal of a lawsuit brought by New York and other states that claim disruptive changes at the USPS over the summer are violating the Elections Clause of the Constitution by putting election mail at risk.
The Justice Department argued in a court filing Tuesday in Washington that the clause can’t restrict government agencies from carrying out operational changes or other activity that “may have an incidental impact” on voting.
I’m guess that conspiring before the fact to commit mail fraud and election fraud might get in the way of that novel criminal theory, but what do I know?
The article carefully notes that the Postmaster Grifter, er, General DeJoy still owns an interest in XPO, so you know, nothing to see here.