Miami-Dade County State’s Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle has requested an audit of every US Post Office facility in the counter to determine whether there are undelivered ballots present after a mountain of undelivered mail, including mail-in and absentee ballots, was found in the south of that county.
Fernández Rundle said she wants every mail distribution center in Miami-Dade County to be searched for undelivered ballots. She is ordering that any ballots found be brought immediately to the Miami-Dade Elections Department before the Nov. 3 election.
The Miami Herald reported on a sizable backlog of mail at the Princeton USPS facility in South Miami-Dade County near Homestead.
“I have requested that all postal distribution centers be audited and any and all ballots that may remain in these centers be immediately transported to the Department of Elections,” she said. “I have offered the full resources of the State Attorney’s Elections Task Force to Elections Supervisor Cristina White and South Florida’s Special Agent in Charge of the United States Postal Inspector’s Office Antonio Gomez.”
Raw footage of mailroom in post office here in Miami Dade. Source revealed “mail in ballots are within these piled up in bins on the floor. Mail has been sitting for over week!.” @AmandiOnAir @PeterSchorschFL @MarcACaputo @GlennaWPLG @CNNPolitics @NewsbySmiley @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/DO8jx1VUnz
— Dem House Leader (@kionnemcghee) October 30, 2020
The Princeton USPS facility is an unincorporated Miami-Dade community. The population there is predominantly Hispanic (70 percent) and Black (23 percent), according to US Census data.
US Postal Service spokeswoman Debbie Fetterly said in a statement Friday that the USPS was “looking into” the backlog of undelivered mail at the Princeton post office.
Under Florida law, mail-in and absentee ballots must be received by county election offices by 7pm on Election Night.
According to Rasmussen Reports, President Trump has experienced significant gains in support among the Hispanic and Black communities this election cycle. Black voters supporting the President are up to 31 percent, and Hispanic voters supporting Mr. Trump are at 50 percent.