A mail carrier who works for a post office in Traverse City, Michigan blew the whistle Wednesday on what he called a “sketchy” directive from his supervisor.
“We were issued a directive this morning to collect any ballots we find in mail boxes, collection boxes—just outgoing mail in general—separate them at the end of the day so they could hand stamp them with the previous day’s date,” the whistleblower told Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe.
“Today is November 4th, for clarification,” he added.
All states require mail-in ballots to be postmarked on or before Nov. 3 to be accepted.
The worker said he worked at the Barlow Branch Post Office in Traverse City, and his supervisor is named Jonathan Clarke.
He added that a carrier from another office told him that they had seen the postmaster doing the same thing.
The whistleblower said he was told to separate the ballots “from standard letter mail so they can hand stamp them with yesterday’s date and put them through.”
The workers were then ordered to “send them through the express system” to wherever they needed to go, he said.
“They were putting them into express bags to go to the distribution center,” he explained.
The mail carrier told O’Keefe that he came forward because the order seems “sketchy” and “screams corruption.”
“Also, knowing the post office’s leanings politically, it didn’t seem quite right,” he added.
O’Keefe called Clarke, the whistleblower’s boss at the Barlow Branch office for comment, but was immediately hung up on after he explained the reason for his call.
The muckraker tweeted that after posting his video on Twitter, Wednesday night, a special agent with the Office of Inspector General for the
@USPS contacted him and said “they are assessing whether an investigation is appropriate.”