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A member of Congress from South Florida is expressing her frustration at being denied access to a main U.S. Postal Service facility while trying to get a look at how vote-by-mail ballots are handled and processed.
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz along with Broward Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott were scheduled to tour the U.S. Postal Service’s Royal Palm Processing Facility in Opa-locka on Wednesday but were denied entry, she said.
Wasserman Schultz said she had made plans in advance, but was denied. She blames the Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump.
The congresswoman was similarly denied entry in 2020.
“I assume, because it’s been very evident that he has no interest in any transparency in the postal service and doesn’t want anyone who can actually oversee and hold him accountable to see what’s going on behind closed doors,” Wasserman Schultz said.