A U.S. Postal Service worker in Erie Pennsylvania told Project Veritas on Thursday that his supervisor has demanded that all late ballots be postmarked for Nov. 3, Election Day.
“All these ballots that were coming in–today, tomorrow, yesterday—are all supposed to be postmarked the third,” said the whistleblower, who works out of the USPS General Mail Facility.
He told Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe that Postmaster Rob Weisenbach has been collecting the ballots and making sure they are postmarked Nov. 3rd because “he’s actually a Trump hater.”
The postman told O’Keefe he overheard his supervisors talking about the scheme to back-postmark late ballots accidently.
“A lot of the stuff that’s going on behind the scenes, like what I’m talking about them doing at the PO [post office],” he said. “I don’t think–I wasn’t supposed to hear that–I was one of the last carriers in the building. I don’t even think he realized I was still there; you know what I’m saying? Backdating.”
He said he heard about the backdating while he was preparing his mail for delivery, and he saw Weisenbach with Darrell Locke, one of the supervisors discussing the backdating scheme.
“This morning, I was casing my route and I saw the postmaster pull one of our supervisors to the side,” he said. “He was pulling the supervisor, it was—and it was really close to where my case was—so, I was able to hear, listen in and I heard him say to the supervisor that they messed up yesterday.”
The whistleblower said he was curious about what was messed up.
“He told the supervisor they had postmarked one of the ballots for the fourth, instead of the third, because they were supposed to put them for third,” he said.
“All these ballots that are coming in today, tomorrow, yesterday, are all supposed to be postmarked the 3rd,” the whistleblower said.
“They still want us to pick up ballots tomorrow,” he continued. “They told us that they had a specific meeting, a safety meeting, where one of the higher ups – Rob [Weisenbach] and Stephanie basically told us to make sure we pick up the ballots and give them directly to the supervisor.”
Stephanie is Weisenbach’s assistant.
The mail carrier said other workers were upset about the postmarking scheme.
“I’ve actually talked to some of the others, because we’re not–there’s a mixture of Republicans– I’m a libertarian personally–but I’ve voted for Trump, and there’s some conservatives in our office,” he said. “We have some liberals in the office, but a lot of us are sitting there thinking: ‘Why are we still picking up ballots?’”
The whistleblower claimed his supervisors are coordinating with other postal facilities during their daily conference calls with the district leadership.
He told Veritas that two days after the election, the order to continue to pick up ballots still stands.
“They still want us to pick up ballots tomorrow,” he said. “They told us that they had a specific meeting, a safety meeting, where one of the higher ups – Rob and Stephanie basically told us to make sure we pick up the ballots and give them directly to the supervisor.” Stephanie is Weisenbach’s assistant. “Today, Thursday, Nov. 5, we did pick up some ballots.”
The postal worker said he saw ballots stacked on a supervisor’s desk.
“There were like four or five sitting on the supervisor’s desk, ready to be – go through whatever they were going to do,” he said.
“They do this after all the carriers leave, because they take care of all that stuff afterwards.”
Candidate Donald J. Trump beat former first lady Hillary R. Clinton in Erie County, Pennsylvania by less than 2,000 votes in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump was the first Republican to win the county, since 1984, when President Ronald W. Reagan won his second term.
In the 2020 presidential election, Erie County is again hotly contested by Trump and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
James O’Keefe noted that the whistleblower’s story lines up with a similar story told by a postal service employee in Traverse City, Michigan.
“We were told that a postal supervisor in Michigan ordered all his mail carriers in their morning huddle to set aside all late ballots for a special bin,” O’Keefe said.
“Those ballots would then be taken to another facility, where they would be hand-postmarked for Nov. 3 and then, expressed to the ballot collection site,” he said.
Weisenbach denied the allegations when O’Keefe called him for comment.
“That’s not true and I don’t talk to reporters like you,” the postmaster said before hanging up on him.
“This revelation is a shock to every American, who put their trust in the post office this election,” O’Keefe said.