A temporary contractor working in Pennsylvania mistakenly tossed a “small number” of military mail-in ballots cast for President Trump — an incident recently seized on by the White House in a bid to cast doubt on the security of voting by mail in November
“Democrats are playing games, you see that, they, you see they found ballots in a wastepaper basket, they found ballots dumped in a stream,” the President said during an appearance in Atlanta on Friday.
Luzerne County Manager C. David Pedri in a statement also
A temporary contractor in the battleground state of Pennsylvania mistakenly threw mail-in ballots for President Donald Trump in the trash, county officials revealed.
A top federal prosecutor announced on Thursday that his office had launched an investigation into a small number of discarded mail-in ballots cast in the upcoming 2020 U.S. presidential election.
The incident drew the attention of Trump who claimed it as proof that mail-in voting can not be trusted and was susceptible to fraud.
Luzerne County Elections Bureau claimed it stemmed from an administrative error and that county officials had not known who the votes were cast for until it was disclosed by the Justice Department earlier this week.
U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is investigating nine discarded ballots in the state, seven of which had votes for President Donald Trump. County officials said on Friday that the votes were mistakenly thrown in the
An incident regarding “a small number” of discarded mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania — which has sparked a Department of Justice investigation and drawn the attention of President Donald Trump — appears to be rooted in an administrative error by a temporary contractor working at the Luzerne County Elections Bureau, according to the county manager.
He also said county officials did not know which candidate was selected on the ballots until the Justice Department publicly disclosed the information earlier this week.
Luzerne County Manager C. David Pedri said in a statement issued Friday that a temporary independent contractor who was assigned to sort mail at the elections bureau “incorrectly discarded into the office trash UMOVA ballots,” which is an acronym for ballots from military and overseas voters. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Pennsylvania said on Thursday that nine ballots had been found in a dumpster next to
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