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Fri Aug 14, 2020, 07:57 PM

From Cornell law site: "Whoever knowingly and willfully obstructs or retards the passage of the mail

or any carrier or conveyance carrying the mail, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 778; Pub. L. 103322, title XXXIII,  330016(1)(B), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2146.)"
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1701


and from the DOJ's own site: https://www.justice.gov/crt/voting-section
"federal law continues to protect citizens from discrimination in voting and from other voting rights violations".

I'm not a lawyer but hopefully this will help assuage some of our fears.

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onetexan Aug 2020 OP
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #1
bullimiami Aug 2020 #4
hurple Aug 2020 #2
onetexan Aug 2020 #3
IllinoisBirdWatcher Aug 2020 #5

Response to onetexan (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 07:59 PM

1. It would be interesting if the Postmaster General was charged and convicted of this. nt

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 08:06 PM

4. he should be convicted of hundreds of millions of counts of obstructing the mail

he can spend one minute in jail for each count. very lenient.
and he can pay a single dollars fine for each. also very lenient.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 07:59 PM

2. It's nice that it's written on paper and all that...

But, if nobody lifts a finger to enforce those laws or to save the usps, what good does that do?

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Response to hurple (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 08:00 PM

3. There are Dem AGs working on it, and i'm sure the ACLU is all over it, among other orgs

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Response to hurple (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 08:25 PM

5. One state AG already has.

I read in an earlier post that at least one state has similar wording making mail disruption a crime at the state level. It would be fun to see them arrested under laws Billy Bar couldn't fix.

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