A North Jersey man posted a photo on Facebook on Friday of a large quantity of mail that includes a multitude of ballots, strewn adjacent to a dumpster.
“Just found two to 300 lb of mail dumped in a dumpster behind one of the banks I service. Including at least 200 ballots,” said Howard Dinger. “This is the kind of stuff you just can’t make up. And yes it was reported to the local police and the postal police.”
The U.S. Postal Service declined to offer details of the incident beyond a confirmation.
“The mail you referenced was reported, collected and delivered,” said George Flood, a spokesman for the postal service. “This matter was then turned over to our Office of Inspector General. We are unable to comment further at this time.”
Still, it’s not immediately clear how local election officials will get around chain of custody issues.
Dinger said that the mail, including the ballots, were found in North Arlington and were intended to be delivered to West Orange residents.