A massive batch of mail-in ballots has not reached voters in a key battleground state, leaving some wondering if they will be able to participate in the upcoming elections at all.
The status of the ballots, numbering around 58,000, is also sparking concerns about voter fraud that could change the outcome of the election.
The ballots were originally intended for voters in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, according to WPXI-TV in nearby Pittsburgh.
The confusion began as the mailers, which were to be sent last week, failed to reach the intended recipients.
Mid-West Direct, a contractor hired by the county, is being blamed by officials for the ballots’ delay.
“The first batch of processed and approved applications was submitted to the County’s mail house, Mid-West Direct on October 3rd,” the county told WPXI. “It has been brought to our attention today that Mid-West did not [send] out the ballots