MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle is calling for a postal audit of all county postal distribution centers after video emerges showing undelivered vote-by-mail ballots.
This is my statement regarding the South Dade ballot mail delay. I have requested that all postal distribution centers be audited & any and all ballots that may remain in these centers be immediately transported to the @MDCElections. pic.twitter.com/MNCLgL6lOBREAD MORE: Hemingway Look-Alikes Spoof Famed ‘Running Of The Bulls’ In Key West
— Kathy Rundle (@KathyFndzRundle) October 31, 2020
On Saturday, the Office of the Inspector General special agents confirmed to CBS4 the presence of delayed mail and subsequently located approximately 48 pieces of election mail” from the US Postal Service.
On Friday afternoon State Representative Keonne McGhee sounded the alarm about vote-by-mail ballots found stacked in a room inside at US Postal Office at the Princeton Distribution Center in Southwest Miami-Dade.
McGhee posted video on social media.
“They have been understaffed, underfunded, which has created a quagmire effect. That has caused residents within this area not to have received their mail,” State Rep Mcghee said.READ MORE: Passport Backlog Frustrates Travelers
I repeat -Ballots have been found. I repeat -Ballots have been found. FBI must come and secure all post offices around the country. The fight is no longer at the ballot box but at the post box @KevinCate @PeterSchorschFL @MarcACaputo @CNNPolitics @BBCBreaking @NewsbySmiley @ABC https://t.co/Nh8rvFUhjr pic.twitter.com/Q9o1iz5CpU
— Dem House Leader (@kionnemcghee) October 31, 2020
The state house member is running to be a Miami-Dade Commissioner. His opponent, Elvis Maldonado, is also concerned.
“My question is, is that mail backed up? Is it supposed to be going out? That’s why I came out here to see what’s going on,” Maldonado said.
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Fernandez Rundle wants all ballots delivered immediately and believes the attorney general is investigating possible employee negligence.