A federal investigation has been sparked after mail-in ballots at the Luzerne County Bureau of Elections turned up nine ballots that were discarded, all of which were casted for President Donald Trump.
Although there were only nine ballots, this finding is alarming because it shows what we are up against as the November election nears and mail-in-ballots are casted at much higher rates.
“Investigators have recovered nine ballots at this time,” said U.S. Attorney David J. Freed. “Some of those ballots can be attributed to specific voters and some cannot. All nine ballots were cast for presidential candidate Donald Trump.”
Check out what was posted to the Department of Justice’s website:
HARRISBURG – On Monday, September 21, 2020, at the request of Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, the Office of the United States Attorney along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Scranton Resident Office, began an inquiry into reports of potential issues with a small number of mail-in ballots at the Luzerne County Board of Elections.
Since Monday, FBI personnel working together with the Pennsylvania State Police have conducted numerous interviews and recovered and reviewed certain physical evidence. Election officials in Luzerne County have been cooperative. At this point we can confirm that a small number of military ballots were discarded. Investigators have recovered nine ballots at this time. Some of those ballots can be attributed to specific voters and some cannot. All nine ballots were cast for presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Our inquiry remains ongoing and we expect later today to share our up to date findings with officials in Luzerne County. It is the vital duty of government to ensure that every properly cast vote is counted.
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