Valparaiso-The driver honked and waved in support of the U.S. Postal Service. On Saturday, more than a dozen protesters waved signs to support voting by mail and to keep the 245-year-old public institution running.
Jon Groth was one of the people who made his first appearance at the Valparaiso Post Office on Saturday morning to show his support for the postal service.
He said that Grote served in Germany from 1970 to 1972. The soldiers cast absentee ballots by mail.
He said: “I have sent emails from Africa, Europe, and I don̵
Gross said that Saturday morning’s reaction included “thumbs up and wave.” “I haven’t figured it out yet.”
Some drivers rolled down the windows and shouted: “Trump 2020”.
President Donald Trump opposed voting by mail, saying it created too many opportunities for fraud. He did not provide evidence to support his claim.
The postmaster, Louis DeJoy, appointed by Trump, has invested heavily in USPS competitors. Under his leadership, the postal department dismantled many mailboxes and electronic sorting machines across the country.
Some Americans complained that mail delivery was slow, delaying prescriptions and other basic mail.
Susan Swarner of the Valparaiso Democracy Committee emphasized the importance of protecting mail services during the pandemic, especially during the presidential election this year.
In Indiana, regardless of the postmark, ballots that were not absent before noon on election day are not counted.
“We need to save the post office. This is an iconic American system that has been in operation for many years.” Sue Anderson said.
She said that the changes were made without any scientific, statistical or data support.
Sue’s husband Terry Anderson said: “Unless I vote, I don’t know how to have democracy.”
Lou Denkle said: “I sympathize with the reduction of post office fees since the invention of e-mail in order to reduce the volume of mail,” but he criticized the “coming of all these magical cost-cutting measures”, but did not provide a reason for action.
He said: “This seems to suppress voters in a different way.”
Drew Wenger said: “I am very opposed to the privatization of basic services in the country.”
He said the Democrats of Valparaiso are sending mail to registered voters detailing how to request absentee ballots.
Wenger said: “I promise this will be a very high voting year.”
This spring, Porter County’s absentee ballots reached a record level, more than 15 times the 941 absentee ballots in 2016.
Indiana is one of the few states that requires absent voters to provide reasons why they cannot vote in person. The primary election is exempt from this rule, and the general election is exempt from this rule.
Wenger said that voting in person is problematic for seniors because it increases their risk of exposure to COVID-19. Most opinion poll workers are also older.
He said: “A lot of people cancelled at the last minute.”
Carol McCreery and Frances Saar plan to be absent this year or the beginning of the year because they plan to become pollsters. She said that Thrall has conducted polls in the past 20 or so elections.
McCreery said: “I think it’s bad because it will interfere with the election. They did it deliberately in my opinion.”
Thrall said: “For the elderly who are only at home, this email is very important to us.” “It is a pleasure to receive those small surprise packages in the mail.”