During and after the 2020 Presidential Election, incumbent President Donald J. Trump leveraged multiple allegations of election fraud and corruption towards both President-Elect Joe Biden, as well as election employees, volunteers, and government employees.
With several election fraud and voter tampering cases kicking off across the US, we wanted to explore some current fraud cases that involve government employees and how government employees can contest fraud allegations.
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Government Employees & Illegal Behavior During the 2020 Election
Before going any further, it's important to note that U.S. Attorney William Barr has officially stated that the U.S. Department has found no evidence of voter fraud in the context of the US election itself. According to Barr:
"to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election."
However, the election period did see other instances where an employee directly employed by a government or government agency was arrested or charged with illegal activity.
In Buffalo, New York, a 27-year-old U.S. Postal Service worker was arrested and charged with a criminal complaint after failing to deliver more than 800 pieces of mail, including three absentee ballots.
In Boston, another U.S. Postal employee was also arrested in connection with stealing mail on at least 21 separate occasions.
While the charges in and of themselves did not contribute to allegations of voter and election fraud leveled by President Trump and some of his political allies, they may contribute to distrust of government employees and affect public perceptions of the safety of the U.S. Postal Services.
At John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law, we work with government employees to represent them during cases, including investigations conducted by senior employees and departments.
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