Over 100 absentee ballots were found Thursday among undelivered crates of mail in a dumpster near Louisville, Kentucky, WDRB Media reported.
The Office of the Inspector General is investigating after a contractor renovating home found 112 absentee ballots, according to WDRB.
“We don’t need that for Louisville,” Nore Ghibaudy with the Jefferson County Board of Elections said, per the report. “We don’t need that for the Louisville post office folks and we don’t need that for the voters, either. It’s very discouraging.”
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Special Agent Scott Balfour, from the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, said in a statement per WDRB that these types of incidents are “exceedingly rare” and most postal service workers are “hard-working, trustworthy individuals (that work) around the clock to deliver the nation’s mail.”
“The ballots and political flyers have already been returned to the USPS and will be delivered to customers today,” Balfour added. “USPS OIG Special Agents are working to identify who is responsible for discarding the mail. When the investigation is concluded, the case will be presented for