Midler also offered some helpful advice on other ways to avoid having your ballot get lost in the mail or delivered too late, as well as a dark vision for what she suspects Trump's plan is for his possible second term.
"What’s Trumps vision for his second term? Revenge, plain and simple," the frequent Trump critic/singer tweeted. "He’ll be ramping up his smearing, he’ll find a way to jail the disloyal, he will defund #SocialSecurity, #Medicaid; he will sell off the #PostOffice for parts."
The sentiment from Bareilles to a head-scratching tweet from Trump on Monday (Aug. 17) that appeared to completely contradict his recent statements vowing to de-fund the postal service in order to restrict mail-in voting based on false claims that it will lead to election fraud said it all: "what the actual f--k is wrong with you."
DeJoy, who is one of just five Postmaster Generals to come from the private sector since 1971, has no history working in the postal service and his actions since taking over in June have raised alarms among voting rights advocates. They include removing more than 670 mail sorting machines, removing hundreds of curbside mailboxes, cutting back work hours and overtime and eliminating late delivery trips in a reported attempt to cut costs at the chronically in-the-red agency. The moves, however, have also resulted in mail service dramatically slowing, with some deliveries that used to take days now taking weeks, including crucial medicines for veterans and Social Security checks for the elderly.
Trump admitted last week that he is purposely denying funds to the U.S.P.S. to make it harder for people to vote by mail in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, raising alarms that he is weaponizing the service in order to impact the ability to vote in November. “If we don’t make a deal, that means they don’t get the money,” Trump, who votes by mail in Florida, told Fox Business Network host Maria Bartiromo last week about his unwillingness to cut a deal with Democrats on an urgent coronavirus relief bill that has stalled in Congress. “That means they can’t have universal mail-in voting; they just can’t have it.”
Veteran rapper Ice-T also was not having it with DeJoy's actions, posting an image of mailboxes with locks on them and writing, "BS of the day... This election s--t is so corrupt it's crazy."
In the midst of all the postal madness, there was a slight ray of light when Cursive singer Tim Kasher did the thing we were all thinking and reached out to actor John Ratzenberger -- you know, chatty Cheers mailman Cliff Clavin -- who offered up an very important message in a Cameo video. "Why not do all your Christmas shopping early at the Post Office store?" Ratzenberger suggested. “Why not translate the dollar amount you’re gonna pay for Aunt Tilly’s new hat and just buy her that amount of stamps — Easy to carry, easy to mail, easy to ship — and it’s worth something."
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