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Tue May 26, 2020, 08:52 PM

Letter Carrier Attempted Election Fraud by Changing Mail-In Forms from 'Democrat' to 'Republican'

Source: Law & Crime

A letter carrier has been charged in federal court with attempted election fraud, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia announced Tuesday.

The postman defendant, Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork, faces one count. That’s according to court documents obtained by Law&Crime.

“Cooper admitted to altering some of the requests, saying it was a joke,” the Department of Justice said in a news release.

“In April 2020, the Clerk of Pendleton County received ‘2020 Primary Election COVID-19 Mail-In Absentee Request’ forms from eight voters on which the voter’s party-ballot request appeared to have been altered,” the DOJ said in a news release. The West Virginia Secretary of State’s office investigated and determined that “five ballot requests . . . had been altered from ‘Democrat’ to ‘Republican,'” the news release said. “On three other requests, the party wasn’t changed, but the request had been altered.”

Read more: https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/letter-carrier-attempted-election-fraud-by-changing-mail-in-forms-from-democrat-to-republican-doj-says/

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Reply Letter Carrier Attempted Election Fraud by Changing Mail-In Forms from 'Democrat' to 'Republican' (Original post)
SouthernCal_Dem May 2020 OP
IthinkThereforeIAM May 2020 #1
mr_lebowski May 2020 #4
IthinkThereforeIAM May 2020 #12
Demovictory9 May 2020 #2
mr_lebowski May 2020 #6
Demovictory9 May 2020 #14
Rebl2 May 2020 #8
mr_lebowski May 2020 #3
Demovictory9 May 2020 #15
AllaN01Bear May 2020 #5
rpannier May 2020 #7
dgauss May 2020 #20
lagomorph777 May 2020 #35
dhol82 May 2020 #9
Jamastiene May 2020 #17
Baitball Blogger May 2020 #10
keithbvadu2 May 2020 #11
FakeNoose May 2020 #30
lagomorph777 May 2020 #36
Journeyman May 2020 #13
Jamastiene May 2020 #16
bucolic_frolic May 2020 #18
Yeehah May 2020 #19
Joe Nation May 2020 #21
Thekaspervote May 2020 #22
grantcart May 2020 #23
betsuni May 2020 #24
Totally Tunsie May 2020 #27
lagomorph777 May 2020 #37
grantcart May 2020 #40
lagomorph777 May 2020 #41
live love laugh May 2020 #25
LeftInTX May 2020 #33
tblue37 May 2020 #26
ecstatic May 2020 #28
lagomorph777 May 2020 #38
NCjack May 2020 #29
not_the_one May 2020 #31
lagomorph777 May 2020 #39
not_the_one May 2020 #43
yellowdogintexas May 2020 #46
Duppers May 2020 #32
Aristus May 2020 #34
truthisfreedom May 2020 #42
CRK7376 May 2020 #44
Indykatie May 2020 #45

Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 08:57 PM

1. As a former USPS employee this makes me sick...


... the mail is to be treated as if it is sacred. You move it along to it's destination and that is it.

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Response to IthinkThereforeIAM (Reply #1)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:00 PM

4. I believe he's a Contractor ... viva Privatization, eh? nt

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #4)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:21 PM

12. That is/was part of my point...


... privatization and "cost control", appears to have cost them some integrity. Of course that is part of the plan.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 08:58 PM

2. messing with mail? that's serious. HOpe he gets jail time

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #2)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:01 PM

6. He should be charged with both election fraud and mail tampering, for sure (nt)

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #6)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:27 PM

14. exactly

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #2)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:04 PM

8. He will

Seems like the few that have been caught committing voter fraud are always republicans.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 08:59 PM

3. From what I can gather from the affidavit, this is NOT a USPS employee ...

But rather, a contractor.

I think that's important to note.

Not the Government ... Private Industry.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #3)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:27 PM

15. ok

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:01 PM

5. quit messing with the right to vote u prick

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:04 PM

7. Cooper admitted to altering some of the requests, saying it was a joke

Not funny. Not even in the slightest
I can see il douche and the faux fiends using this case (leaving out details) to tell us all why we shouldn't use mail-in ballots

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Response to rpannier (Reply #7)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:59 PM

20. I was thinking the same thing about Republicans using this against the idea of mail-in ballots.

Next, some aspiring O'Keefe type will figure out a way to change some ballots from Republican to Democrat and then make sure it's publicized.

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Response to rpannier (Reply #7)

Wed May 27, 2020, 03:08 PM

35. I doubt the judge will be laughing...

Not before he bangs the gavel and sends this clown to jail anyway.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:04 PM

9. Why is it always democrat to republican?

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #9)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:38 PM

17. Republicans cannot win without cheating, because they suck that bad.

When Republicans don't get in the way of Democrats trying to vote, we win. The only way Republicans can win is by cheating.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:16 PM

10. Were the requests in a postcard format?

Last edited Tue May 26, 2020, 10:46 PM - Edit history (1)

I would put it in an envelope and pay for a stamp.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:21 PM

11. Trump said 'by mail' would be subject to fraud. Who knew he was bragging?

Trump said 'by mail' would be subject to fraud. Who knew he was bragging?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #11)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:19 AM

30. Chump was signalling

He's actually hoping there will be massive fraud. But the only cheating he wants to see is the kind that gets HIM elected, not the other way around.



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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #11)

Wed May 27, 2020, 03:09 PM

36. Well, pretty much everybody knew. He projects in iMax.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:26 PM

13. Well, it seems the system worked very well and the fraud was uncovered immediately . . .

This is a strong argument in favor of vote by mail.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:37 PM

16. His sense of humor sucks. He should keep his day job, or

better yet, not. He should be punished under the law and lose his damn day job too. That is not funny. There is no excuse to tamper with the election. How the fuck can America oversee elections in other countries to make sure they are legit if we cannot even trust our own damn people not to fuck shit up?

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:47 PM

18. Republican Operative Letter Carrier

We once had news reports of "irregularities" at a local post office around election time. Once it was clear ballots were sacrosanct, the whole thing was closed. Never heard more about it.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:48 PM

19. I think the people who had their ballots tampered with

might have a civil rights suit against this asshole.

Really not much sense in suing a broke-ass trump bumpkin (who's going to jail) though.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 10:16 PM

21. See how long it take someone to call this voter fraud.

n/t

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 11:39 PM

22. Amazing! Can't see that his idiot king wants to take his job?? Keeeeyrist!!

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 11:42 PM

23. Have you noticed how many people in the news are named Cooper?


Everyone involved at Central Park was named Cooper, the comedian lip syncing Trump, Cooper. Now this loser.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #23)

Wed May 27, 2020, 12:02 AM

24. Was thinking same thing.

Coopers everywhere suddenly.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #23)

Wed May 27, 2020, 01:19 AM

27. ...and Anderson Cooper reporting it all.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #23)

Wed May 27, 2020, 03:10 PM

37. Winnie Cooper, Mini Cooper, Sheldon Cooper

It is kinda scary.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #37)

Wed May 27, 2020, 04:50 PM

40. If I ever meet someone named Cooper Cooper I am running

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Response to grantcart (Reply #40)

Wed May 27, 2020, 04:51 PM

41. Super

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 12:19 AM

25. This has NEVER happened. The timing is suspect. It's the beginning of

efforts to undermine mail in voting.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #25)

Wed May 27, 2020, 01:36 PM

33. GMTA!

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 12:24 AM

26. When any kind of ele fraud actually occurs (rare as it is), it's always committed by Republicans. nt

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 02:39 AM

28. trumpers are seriously deranged.

Their batshit crazy accusations about democrats stealing elections are simply projections of what they either have done or want to do.

They have zero morals and zero self awareness. Evil, cruel, deplorable, and stupid.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #28)

Wed May 27, 2020, 03:11 PM

38. Hence the term Trump Derangement Syndrome.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:59 AM

29. Lock him up!

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 11:07 AM

31. I know this sort of defeats the purpose of mail-in voting, ... sort of, but....

 

Last edited Wed May 27, 2020, 07:39 PM - Edit history (1)

We just got our June 2 primary mail-in ballots, here in Pennsylvania. We applied for them on-line.

I believe the main purpose of mail-in ballots are for convenience. It may get some to vote who otherwise wouldn't. But it is especially convenient for people who have a hard time making it to the polls. And now, due to the virus, voting at a poll could be dangerous to your health.

However, we can mail ours in, or we can drop it off at our local Democrat district office. (I think "Democrat" is correctly used there, if not, my bad...)

There is no longer any safe way to vote that protects the integrity of our vote.

If we vote electronic, WE may or may not be voting. It may be Putin that is controlling THAT vote. Or the republican manufacturers of the voting machines (soon to include the Princess turd, manufactured in China?) and their proprietary software. (this dates me, but remember the endless "black box voting" discussions, and Bev Harris, here on the DU?)

Since the turd has now installed his own fixer Louis DeJoy at the USPS, ala Barr at the DOJ, if we vote by mail and it goes through the mail, it will be in the control of DeJoy.

So we are going to drop our ballots off at the district office. That way we KNOW it isn't being tampered with, or switched.

We can still check on-line the status of our mail-in ballot, so even if we drop it off, we can make sure they logged it in.

And we will keep copies of it.

The ballot package came with a ballot, an envelope to put the ballot in that had no identifying marks on it, and the envelope to MAIL it in, that WAS identified. We would have to supply the stamp.

Nyet problemski.

edit for correct election date in bold

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #31)

Wed May 27, 2020, 03:11 PM

39. Nope, "Democratic" would be correct here too.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #39)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:44 PM

43. I though about it for quite a while...

 

then obviously went the wrong direction...

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #31)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:05 PM

46. I am relieved that our county now has tamper proof voting machines.

We also have the two envelope system for VBM.. The outer envelope must be sealed, then signed. If it has been tampered with, the ballot will be returned to the voter for correction with a new set of envelopes. (happened to me once because I did not read instructions properly) Anything which indicates an attempt to mess with the ballot would be reviewed.

I feel that VBM and a system like the one we are using offer the utmost security not to mention a 100% paper trail; we retain our ballots for 3 years, and presiding judges keep a copy of all the tapes and paperwork for 3 years.

Our votes can't be changed on the touch screen machine because the only thing it does is provide the correct ballot info. Nothing is stored in that machine. Voter can review for as long as they think they need to be sure it is correct, then print it and check it one more time. If it still isn't right, we will void that one and issue a new one with a different access code. Once the voter is satisfied the ballot is correct, it is then taken to a scanner where the actual count is taken. Ballots stay with the equipment and are bagged and sealed at the end of the day. The scanner is sealed and tapes are printed to produce total vote counts etc. The number of ballots scanned must match the number of voter check ins. We have to account for all spoiled ballots and return them to Elections Office. We have to void the check in if a voter has to leave the premises before scanning the ballot. That way the voter can vote at another location if necessary.

It is not anyone's decision to determine what mail goes through to its destination. It just goes there.
Postmaster General has no say one way or the other.

We have 5 lawsuits going right now in Texas, to establish if fear of catching COVID 19 is sufficient reason to request a VBM application. One case has had its ruling flipped twice as it moved up the court and appeals ladder. Meanwhile, the last case review made no mention of disability being verified, since the application only asks the voter to check the disability box which allows an "out" for those who really feel it's needed. To require the voter to identify the disability would have to move through the legisature.


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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 11:21 AM

32. A U.S. Postal employee is trying to end his job?!

Wow! The idiot doesn't realize that the rethugians want to end the US Postal Service!

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 02:18 PM

34. Everything is a "joke" to these hammerheads.

I wonder if he would consider it a joke if it was his mail that had been tampered with...

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:54 PM

42. There should have a law: ALL ELECTION RELATED MAT'LS MUST BE IN SEALED ENVELOPES

That would solve this.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:50 PM

44. LOCK HIM UP, LOCK HIM UP!!!!

We had the clown in South central part of NC harvesting ballots a few years ago and was convicted. Both Repubs....why am I not surprised.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:52 PM

45. Dumb Ass- He Altered the Party on the Request for a Ballot Not Any Actual Votes

If I'm a Dem and I get the Republican ballot in the mail I'm not gonna vote GOP just because they sent me a GOP ballot.

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