(RepublicanInformer.com)- A federal investigation is underway to find out why mail-in ballots were founded discarded by the Luzerne County Bureau of Elections in Pennsylvania. Every ballot found discarded was cast for President Donald Trump.
Attorney David J. Freed announced on Thursday that the investigation is underway, and released a statement explaining how Pennsylvania State Police and the FBI are now investigating “potential issues” with the military ballots that were discarded.
“Investigators have recovered nine ballots at this time,” he said. “Some of these ballots can be attributed to specific voters and some cannot. All nine ballots were cast for presidential candidate Donald Trump.”
Matt Wolking, the Deputy Director of Communications at the Trump Campaign, shared a link to a statement from the Department of Justice said that the “Democrats are trying to steal the election.”
BREAKING: FBI finds military mail-in ballots discarded in Pennsylvania. 100% of them were cast for President Trump.
Democrats are trying to steal the election. https://t.co/Sx9nbqBScr
— Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) September 24, 2020
“ On Monday, September 21, 2020, at the request of Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, the Office of the United States Attorney along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Scranton Resident Office, began an inquiry into reports of potential issues with a small number of mail-in ballots at the Luzerne County Board of Elections,” the statement explains.
FBI personnel and Pennsylvania State Police have also conducted several interviews and reviewed evidence in the case, and election officials in the country have been reportedly cooperative.
Earlier this week, Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said she does not believe the incident means that the integrity of the election has been compromised.
“We are confident that it will be successfully resolved so it will not have an impact on the integrity of the election process,” she said.
If votes being discarded doesn’t impact the integrity of an election, what does? And if it happened here, where else may it have happened?
The election bureau in Pennsylvania is expected to begin sending mail-in ballots to regular voters during the first week of October, thought state or court actions may impact this. Let’s see what this investigation turns up…