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Undelivered Ballots Were Found At One Miami-Dade Post Office. Now Others Being Searched

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MATIAS J. OCNER MOCNER@MIAMIHERALD.COM
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The Miami Herald
A view of the Pine Island apartment complex mailboxes in Princeton, Florida on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Some residents say they have experienced sluggish mail delivery in recent months, and that their mail-in ballots could have been affected.

Federal agents have launched a sweeping investigation into Miami-Dade mail facilities after federal agents discovered 48 undelivered ballots at a post office near Homestead.

Two days after inspectors found dozens of undelivered ballots sitting in a post office in South Miami-Dade County, the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General is preparing to sweep other mail facilities in Miami-Dade for ballots that haven’t reached their destination ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

Scott Pierce, the special agent in charge for the USPS Inspector General’s Southern Area Field Office, confirmed to the Miami Herald on Sunday afternoon that special agents “will be busy over the next couple of days conducting several station visits” at mail distribution centers in Miami-Dade.

Pierce wouldn’t disclose which locations or how many would be searched.

Read more from our news partner at the Miami Herald.