A backlog of mail is piling up at a Miami-Dade post office as Election Day nears

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article246838887.html

Just days before the Nov. 3 election, mail delivery is being delayed at times in a critical Florida district, South Florida’s letter carrier union chief said Friday — and extraordinary measures are being considered to alleviate the bottleneck.

Mail that should already have been delivered has been piling up at the Princeton post office in South Miami-Dade County near Homestead, according to Mark Travers, South Florida president for the National Association of Letter Carriers. Travers said he first learned of the backup more than a week ago,on Wednesday, Oct. 21. He raised the matter in a call that Friday with other Florida mail officials, who said they would address the issue.

A week later, it appeared the backlog remained, Travers said. He has since been told that additional resources, including more trucks, would be sent to the area, and that carriers would be asked to work to their “contractual maximum” to get the mail out.

He also said officials are now considering delivering mail this Sunday to alleviate the backlog.

“They said they’ll be current by [Saturday],” Travers said. “I’m not sure I believe that.”

 

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

Per source -both Post Master and Postal Inspector are aware of this issue at the Princeton post office. Post Master is taking photos and videos of the matter and expect sorting to take them past Tuesday.

Speaking with a resident within the area and being told some in the area haven’t received their mail from the below mentioned post office in five days. PRINCETON, FL Post Office 13500 SW 250TH ST HOMESTEAD, FL 33032

Postal police just arrived here at postal office. They have lined up at the entrance into the employee parking lots

It speaks for itself. This is a different environment!

Postal Service OIG spokesperson instructed us to speak with the Postal Service Governmental Affairs department for answers to our questions.

Originally tweeted by Dem House Leader (@kionnemcghee) on October 30, 2020.

4 thoughts on “A backlog of mail is piling up at a Miami-Dade post office as Election Day nears

    • Scottie October 31, 2020 / 12:37

      Hello Nan. Well said. Yet DeJoy the Postmaster General claimed that there was no attempt to slow down the mail, it was only to remove surplus unneeded machines and to make the Postal Service more efficient. Last I knew more efficient meant working better. This is not working better.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Scottie November 1, 2020 / 04:42

      Hello Jill. Yes, I agree. I think the idea of fundamental fairness is missing in the genetic makeup of Republicans. These Republicans are without any of the social graces needed to have a society. Hugs

      Liked by 1 person

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