Controversy continues after complaints made Friday by Democratic State Representative Kionne McGhee about ballots stacked for more than a week at a post office in the town of Princeton, south of Miami-Dade.
McGhee posted a video on his Twitter account that he explained was sent to him by a postal service employee who told him the mail had been in storage for about a week.
According to the Miami Herald newspaper, Scott Pierce, Special Agent in Charge of the Post Inspector General’s office in the southern US area, said that postal service investigators found the delayed mail, with 48 electoral pieces.
Pierce added that among the electoral pieces, 42 were ballots that had not been sent to voters and the other 6 had already been sent to the elections department.
But at a news conference Saturday outside the Princeton post office, McGhee said he had information about the same problems with mail stacked at post offices in Homestead and Florida City. In addition, he urged those who have doubts to vote in person, since it is already too late for that email to arrive on the deadline of Tuesday, November 3.
For her part, State Representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, whose district is in the area of the complaint, said that on Saturday morning she inspected the Princeton Post Office and immediately contacted the authorities of the US Postal Service.
Likewise, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle published a statement in which she announced that the prosecution is working with the Miami-Dade Department of Elections and the Office of the Inspector General of the Post Office, to ensure that all Ballots sent arrive at their destination and all votes are counted.
“I have asked that all postal distribution centers be audited and that all ballots that remain in these centers be transported immediately to the Elections Department,” said Fernández Rundle.