The hoax was the false claim that the Trump administration was removing mailboxes ahead of the 2020 vote to prevent people from using new vote-by-mail methods that Democrats hoped to use to turn out their own voters.
As Breitbart News explained, the truth is that the mailboxes were removed because mailboxes are always being removed. At least 14,000 were removed during the Obama-Biden administration. Democrats simply invented an hysteria about it to cast the Right as vote-suppressing cheaters.
Schiff sent a mass email Thursday asking recipients to add their names to a petition to demand the removal of U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. In the e-mail, Schiff cites a two-week-old court decision in which a judge found that changes DeJoy made within the U.S. Postal Service affected mail delivery during the 2020 election, and barred DeJoy from making similar interventions in 2022.
Schiff implied that the judge found DeJoy had interfered in the election for political reasons. “We’ve long known that DeJoy’s conflicts of interest and loyalty to the GOP partisans made him unfit to serve as Postmaster General — now a federal judge has ruled that his leadership directly impacted our voting rights,” Schiff lied.
In fact, as CNN noted in a report Oct. 6, the judge — Emmet G. Sullivan, hardly a friend of the Trump administration — found that DeJoy had not violated federal election law. Rather, the changes to postal delivery and administration had an affect on the election indirectly, because of the timing of the changes and the sudden, widespread adoption of mass vote-by-mail, largely at the behest of Democrats and Democrat-aligned lawyers.
As leftwing journalist Glenn Greenwald once remarked, “Adam Schiff is seriously the most pathological liar in all of American politics that I have seen in all of my time covering politics and journalism.”