BALTIMORE, Md. – A national U.S. Postal Service audit found that 68,000 pieces of political mail were delayed for five days upon arriving at a Baltimore mail processing facility ahead of Maryland’s June primary.
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The audit published Monday shows that the campaign materials from a candidate were sent May 12 and “sat unprocessed” for nearly a week before management discovered them.
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Auditors found that no ballots were among the delayed mail in Baltimore.
The audit was intended to evaluate the Postal Service’s readiness ahead of the November general election.
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Postal Service leaders have faced criticism over delays and cutbacks just as millions of Americans prepare to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic.
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