Several bags of undelivered mail were found outside of a mail carrier’s home waiting to be picked up for trash collection, prompting an investigation and the postal worker being placed on unpaid leave.
“USPS OIG Special Agents recovered several different classes of mail, including business mail, flats, and small amount of first-class mail,” USPS Office of Inspector General Special Agent Scott Balfour said in a statement. “We expect to perform a piece count of the mail today and make arrangements to have to mail delivered to customers as soon as feasible.”
It is unclear if ballots were in the several bags of mail found outside of the unidentified postal worker’s home. The home is located in Baldwin, Pennsylvania, which is outside of Pittsburgh.
The situation comes as mail-in ballots are cast across the country, accompanied by instances of ballots being found in the trash.
In California last week, a Santa Monica man found dozens of mail-in ballots