US Postal Service Says No Mail-In Ballots Were Thrown Out In South Boston After Allegations

BOSTON (CBS) — The United States Postal Service says no ballots were thrown out by postal workers in South Boston. On Saturday, two Boston City Councilors said they’ve received complaints from residents who have not yet received the ballots they need to vote in Tuesday’s election.

Councilor Michael Flaherty said a substitute mail carrier was allegedly caught tossing ballots, affecting as many as 200 voters in Ward 6.

USPS spokesperson Steve Doherty responded on Sunday. He said the postal service is aware of the allegations but no ballots were involved in any mishandling. Campaign mailpieces were recovered and returned to back into the mail though.


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