Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MADISON - The U.S. Postal Service has identified hundreds of absentee ballots for the April election that never made it to voters or couldn't be counted because of postmark problems, a new report says.
The post office's internal watchdog chalked the problems up to receiving outgoing absentee ballots at the last moment from election officials, inconsistent postmarking of ballots and one mail carrier's inattention to getting absentee ballots to voters in Fox Point.
The 17-page report by the postal service's inspector general accounts for some but not all of the problems that marred voting for the April election for state Supreme Court. Nearly 1 million people turned to mail voting because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The report offers a cautionary tale for Wisconsin and other states as election officials brace for record-shattering absentee ballot requests this fall.
Clerks and voters across Wisconsin reported a host of problems, and the inspector general's report touches on four of them.Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/10/wisconsin-absentee-ballots-didnt-get-counted-because-late-delivery-misdelivery-and-bad-postmarks-pos/5417084002/
"...and one mail carrier's inattention to getting absentee ballots to voters in Fox Point."
How much you want to bet that the mail carrier is still working, at full pay? The Post Office doesn't care about us.