Alright. So this is an intentionally misleading title here. The implication is political intent; that ballots are the target. And by extension... mail-in ballots are inherently fraudulent. So let's unpack this.
The discarded mail was from one route on one day. It was around 500 pieces of mail. Of that, it was 111 ballots, a couple campaign flyers, and near 400 pieces of non-election mail. Those ballots had come from County Clerk's office and hadn't been received by the voters or filled out. All mail was recovered and put back in to circulation.
Details on this are light. Considering it's an ongoing court case - I expect we won't get any confessions or explanations soon. But it looks like ballots were not a specific target. Rather... given the time frame... it just made up a chunk of a route's mail that this particular individual failed to deliver as was their duty. Which he was caught doing. And the mail was recovered. Postal Inspectors were involved. Hey look - a system working. Like it has for hundreds of years.
Along those lines... the article also notes that over 1000 million ballots have been handled by the USPS so far - both blank and completed. This incident as well as a couple other isolated incidents puts the count of discarded ballots at just north of 200 - all of which were recovered and put back in to circulation.
This is all despite the obviously intentional attempts to hamstring the USPS.
If there is a #riggedelection
to be found in this voting cycle, we're going to find much larger numbers associated with attempts to keep valid votes from being counted by legal hackery intigated by the GOP (and the Trump champion Postmaster General).