Nearly 3,800 pieces of direct mail for the Linden Board of Education race sent out six days before the 2019 general election were never delivered, triggering an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service.
More than three weeks later, binds of undelivered mail were inexplicably left on the porch of one of the unsuccessful candidates in a race that was decided by less than 300 votes.
The candidates – Tanya Grissett, Sherylann Tambornino and Vanessa Persaud – wound up taking the issue to Postmaster General after local post office officials were unresponsive.
“Since there appears to be no answer to how four carrier routes worth of mail was dropped on our doorstep weeks after the election took place, we are growing increasingly concerned there may have been a political agenda at the local post office,” said Tambornino.
The postal service said that their internal probe has been completed and that they are in the process of answering the Linden candidates.