U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is asking the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General to review a Miami-Dade County postal service facility before Election Day, following reports in past election cycles of valid mail ballots that sat in the postal facility and were never counted.
Wasserman Schultz, who is currently running for re-election, sent a letter to USPS Inspector General Tammy Whitcomb Hull on Thursday asking for access to the Royal Palm U.S. Postal Service Processing Facility in Opa-locka.
For the second time in recent years, Wasserman Schultz was denied entry to the facility last week because of what Postal Service officials said was a policy of not allowing anyone on the ballot to access processing facilities 45 days before an election.
“Given these contradictions, the need for oversight of the Postal Service, and specifically at this facility, is very much necessary at this moment,” Wasserman Schultz said. “I write to you today requesting timely action, assistance, and collaboration to ensure every vote is counted in the 2022 midterm election.”