MILITARY BALLOTS FOUND DISCARDED

MILITARY BALLOTS FOUND DISCARDED IN PENNSYLVANIA

THE FBI IS INVESTIGATING

A handful of ballots cast by members of the military for President Trump were found discarded in Pennsylvania, the Justice Department announced on Thursday.

Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis asked the DOJ and FBI to open an investigation into the discarded ballots on Monday following reports of “potential issues with a small number of mail-in ballots at the Luzerne County Board of Elections,” the Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a release.

“At this point we can confirm that a small number of military ballots were discarded,” the DOJ said. “Some of those ballots can be attributed to specific voters and some cannot.”

The DOJ initially said the discarded ballots consisted of nine for Trump. A revised release said seven of the nine were for Trump and that the contents of the other two unknown.

Trump won Luzerne County by nearly 20 percentage points in 2016.

Pennsylvania is not one of several states that is automatically mailing ballot applications to all registered voters.


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