Three leading House Republicans accused the Washington, D.C., Board of Elections in a letter Thursday of failing to take responsibility for creating an “avoidable situation” that has resulted in reports of incorrect mailed ballots to the city’s residents.
The DCBOE announced in June it would mail ballots to every registered voter in the city, a policy that has resulted in numerous reports of ballots being mailed to people who have long since moved away from the address it was delivered to.
“Multiple reports exist of ballots being sent to residences in DC where voters no longer reside, either because they have moved or died,” Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan of Ohio, Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Comer of Kentucky and Subcommittee on Government Operations Ranking Member Jody Hice of Georgia wrote in the letter.
“It is unclear whether the DC Board of Elections took any steps to prevent misaddressed ballots to be sent out in the first place,” the letter stated. “It is unclear when the Board last updated its voter rolls or whether it is currently taking any steps to rectify the current situation.”
Residents of the nation’s capital who have reported receiving incorrect