Dozens of packing containers crammed with mail-in ballots are sitting inside a Miami-area mail distribution heart, according to photos obtained by The Miami New Times.
The information outlet famous that the distribution heart the place the ballots are situated is identical one which was evacuated in October after a mail bomb reached the power.
The information in regards to the ballots comes the identical day Miami-Dade County introduced it completed counting votes for the midterm elections, which incorporates hotly-contested Senate and gubernatorial races which have but to be known as.
Two unnamed sources alleged to The New Occasions that tons of or hundreds of ballots should be within the distribution heart.
A spokesperson for the Elections Division advised the information outlet that it was conscious of the event. Although the spokesperson added that any ballots not delivered to the Miami-Dade Elections Division by 7 p.m. on Election Day wouldn’t be counted.
“We do our greatest to coach voters that, in case you’re voting vote-by-mail, then your poll needed to be on the Elections Division by Tuesday, November 6,” she stated. “Not all people mailed again in time.”
A spokesperson for the division didn’t instantly return a request for remark from The Hill on Friday.
A neighborhood CBS reporter tweeted Friday night that USPS “has no info to recommend any ballots weren’t correctly dealt with and supplied to native election officers.”
From USPS “we have now no info to recommend any ballots weren’t correctly dealt with and supplied to native election officers, per our established course of.” Election leaders advised me they’ll obtain mail in ballots from individuals who despatched them late however they gained’t be counted. @CBSMiami https://t.co/YshLhTf1mT
— Ty Russell (@TRussellCBS4) November 9, 2018
The information relating to the ballots comes as election officers in Florida face scrutiny over tight gubernatorial and Senate races.
Gov. Rick Scott (R) leads Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonTrump says law enforcement is examining possible ‘election fraud’ in Florida Scott files lawsuit over Florida Senate vote as recount odds grow Dem Sinema pulls ahead of McSally in Arizona Senate race MORE (D-Fla.) of their Senate race, whereas former Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisScott files lawsuit over Florida Senate vote as recount odds grow Election Countdown: Recount prospects grow in Florida | Abrams team to sue over absentee ballots | Dem wins pivotal Georgia House seat | A look at the uncalled races | Corporations spend big to beat ballot measures Recount prospects grow as Florida races tighten MORE (R) has a detailed lead over Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum.
Scott on Thursday filed a lawsuit in opposition to election officers in Broward and Palm Seashore counties, alleging that they withheld essential details about how many individuals had voted of their counties and what number of ballots they’ve left to depend.
The Florida Division of Legislation Enforcement (FDLE) announced on Friday that it has not launched any investigations as a result of it has obtained no credible allegations of voter fraud.