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Piles of Mail, Including Ballots, Found in Dumpster in New Jersey

Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2020
by Outside Contributor

Bundles of mail were found in a dumpster in New Jersey on Oct. 2, officials confirmed to The Epoch Times on Oct. 5.

The mail, which included ballots, was discovered in a dumpster in North Arlington on Oct. 2, North Arlington Police Chief Scott Hedenberg said.

“Officers on scene did observe loose (rubber banded) bundles of mail, as described by the caller, which were secured on scene,” Hedenberg said in an email.

“The U.S. Postal Police were contacted and responded. The incident is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General.”

A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) spokesman said in an emailed statement that the mail “was reported, collected, and delivered.”

“This matter was then turned over to our Office of Inspector General. We are unable to comment further at this time,” spokesman George Flood told The Epoch Times.

A U.S. Postal Inspection Service spokesperson told The Epoch Times that the service was notified of the incident but that the matter was referred to the USPS Office of Inspector General.

A special agent for the USPS Office of Inspector General confirmed to The Epoch Times that the office has opened an investigation into the matter.

Howard Dinger, a New Jersey resident, said he found the mail “dumped in a dumpster behind one of the banks I service.”

Dinger described the amount as 200 to 300 pounds, including at least 200 ballots.

“I couldn’t believe it when I found it. that’s why I felt it necessary to call the police and report it,” Dinger wrote on Facebook. “I’m confident that it is going to be fully investigated.”

Dinger didn’t respond to a Facebook message and deleted his post on Oct. 5 after The Epoch Times sent the message seeking an interview and permission to post the photograph. The Epoch Times captured an archived version of the post before Dinger deleted it.

Numerous states, including New Jersey, are allowing voters to vote by mail in the upcoming election. Typically, voters vote in person unless they request an absentee ballot and state a reason they can’t vote in person.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed an executive order in August that required each county’s elections officials to send vote-by-mail ballots with prepaid postage to all active registered voters.

Because of the increase in voting by mail nationwide, the USPS is handling more ballots than ever.

Trays of mail were found in a ditch in Wisconsin in September. The mail contained several absentee ballots, the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to The Epoch Times.

Several days later, federal agents found discarded military mail-in ballots. Authorities later blamed a temporary contractor.

In other cases, election officials or contracted companies have botched ballot details.

New York City authorities said last week they were sending nearly 100,000 new absentee ballots to voters who had already received them because of what they described as a printing run error.

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Margie R
Margie R
3 years ago

I am greatful that people are finding the ballots, and this is getting reported to the police.

Shelley Gibbons
Shelley Gibbons
3 years ago

Please all of us need to vote in person! That us only way you know your vote will count. And encourage others on either side ! Then we have a fair election. Done ✔ when it shoukd be done ! Not contested ! That is what they want! Chaos

Shelley Gibbons
Shelley Gibbons
3 years ago

Already starting ! And so it begins
We have lost common sence in our nation ! Mail in should not be allowed other than the previous laws on books for absentee voting ? ?

GT Patriot
GT Patriot
3 years ago

I’m watching Kamala and Pence during the debate. She has an ugly smirk on her face while Pence is speaking. Susan Page is trying to shut Pence up. He’s not a bigmouth. Finally, Kamala says that Biden will not increase tax on anyone making less than $400 K. What a crock.
The dems love to talk about taxing the rich while they plan to gouge anyone other than the poor. To the dems, the “rich” is any family making
more than $50K. Lets wake up.

Gary Lewis
Gary Lewis
3 years ago

Not one bit happy with our mail in voting. Please explain why the democrats are so very happy to vote this unconstitutional way.

3 years ago

This is very frustrating. Anything can happen with these ballots—lost, stolen, misplaced, mailed out in multiples to one address, mailed to dead people or to people who have moved, stuffed in someone’s closet or car trunk until after the election. We need to get back to the polling stations. So wear a mask and get on with it. For those who can’t get there, an absentee ballot is valid, with ID and a witness. But this early voting and voting by mail must go.

Also, I wonder if a backup system should be established so each of us can track our vote, to see if it has been recorded properly. I know it would incur costs, but it would add accountability to a flawed system. We’d know if the vote was lost or altered or duplicated. After dealing with problems with the post office for decades, I simply don’t trust them to do the job.

3 years ago

Yes and our illustrious Governor Murphy continues to shout that there is not problem with mail-in voting in the Peoples Republic of New Jersey. That voter fraud and cheating during elections by the Democrats, in several different ways, is just pure fiction.

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