Joe Biden peddles fake stories of "tractor trailers picking up mailboxes." Members of Congress threaten to throw the postmaster general in jail. Soviet-style propaganda posters of mailboxes propagate on social media. Prominent Democrats share grainy photos tweeted by has-been actresses with crackpot theories of MAGA-hat wearing postmen out to steal the election.
Never mind every major Postal Service union has endorsed Biden, including the American Postal Workers Union and the National Association of Letter Carriers, which together represent 520,000 active and retired USPS employees. The APWU recently said 2020 is "shaping up to be a major election for our Union," and view President Trump as a "serious threat."
But it can't be a vast conspiracy theory without Hillary Clinton's projection. "Nothing stops the mail," the Chardonnay enthusiast tweeted. Except when USPS partnered with unions to allow mail carriers to take time off to try to get Clinton elected, in "systematic violation" of the law.
There was no Russia collusion in 2016. There were no Julie Swetnick "train rapes" in 2018. And there are no disappearing post boxes in 2020.
KATU, the local ABC affiliate in Portland, discovered the bombshell reason mailboxes were on that truck:
"To replace them because they're old."
The truth never stops them whipping up a mob.