Did the Postal Service Break the Law Letting Employees Campaign for Clinton?

Written by Kevin Fobbs on July 21, 2017

If you noticed that your neighborhood postal worker was out campaigning for Hillary Clinton and Democrat local and state candidates and you thought it was wrong, you were right! Breitbart reports that, according to a new report issued by the Postal Service’s Office of Special Counsel, government officials were trying to stack the deck against Trump and the GOP in 2016 in violation of federal law.

The Obama administration was leaving no stone unturned when it came to making certain that Hillary Clinton and her band of government union paid workers brought her the presidency last year. The only problem with that misguided scenario was that this action was in clear violation of the Hatch Act which prevents federal employees from engaging in certain political activities.

Imagine how nefarious this action can be. Your postal worker who is at your house nearly five out of seven days a week suddenly shows up on his or her days off and starts giving you a spiel about how Hillary and the Democrats will bring you even more government handouts than Obama could ever have imagined. What is the average non-informed voter to do or to believe?

That voter who was out during lawn work, or perhaps hanging out with the neighbors would engage in a conversation with the postal worker and take the slanderous Democrat handout, thinking that after his postal worker would not steer him or her wrong…right?

But this political activity was not just incidentally occurring a few times during the election cycle. The investigation zeroed in on how the post office systematically violated the Hatch Act. The report said, in particular that the “practice of facilitating carrier releases for the union’s political activity resulted in an institutional bias in favor of National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) endorsed political candidates, which the Hatch Act prohibits,” according to Breitbart.

The insidious nature of the top brass at the Postal Service to embark in political electioneering in favor of Clinton and the Democrats demands swift punishment. Those who participated in the violation of theHatch Act must be fired and congressional hearings should be held to see just how deep this election violation conspiracy goes.

The report shows how the program lunched a carefully calculated effort to “elect Hillary Clinton and pro-worker candidates across the country” via canvassing, phone banks, and other such efforts. Even though the report unearthed only 97 members of NALC, which endorsed Clinton for the presidency, requested the leave without pay to participate in the pro-Democrat activities, there very easily could have been many, many more.

For the average American voter who was hearing and reading pro-Clinton and pro-Democrat attack ads from postal workers and/or their bosses, this represented a clear institutional bias against Trump and the GOP.

Imagine reading this National Association of Letter Carriers press release last year. “There is a lot [at] stake on Tuesday, Nov. 8 — for our country, our job, and our families. Starting in the key battleground states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, and Nevada, NALC and America’s letter carriers are ready to unite behind Hillary Clinton to make this great country even greater.” If you were a low information voter, you may have scratched your head and given her a second undeserved look.

The Postal Service watch dog is not recommending negative action be taken against the workers who violated the law. The President and the Congress should loudly disagree and remove the political virus from the ranks of the Postal Service.

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Kevin Fobbs
Kevin Fobbs has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a community and tenant organizer, Legal Services outreach program director, public relations consultant, business executive, gubernatorial and presidential appointee, political advisor, widely published writer, and national lecturer. Kevin is co-chair and co-founder of AC-3 (American-Canadian Conservative Coalition) that focuses on issues on both sides of the border between the two countries.