Kentucky postal worker fired after dumping 100 absentee ballots


According to local news outlets, a US Postal worker has been fired in Kentucky and could face charges after attempting to dump more than 100 absentee ballots.

The USPS Office of Inspector General said the unidentified postal worker was “no longer employed” after ballots were found in a pile of USPS mail left in a dumper on Thursday, According to WKYT.

“This case has been accepted by the US Attorney’s Office for federal prosecution,” Special Agent Scott Balfour wrote in a statement. “They will determine whether the allegations are appropriate after reviewing all the facts in the case.”

WKYT Reported on thursday That a person found a pile of discarded mail, containing 112 absentee ballots and two political advertisements. Ballots were to be sent to the Jeffersonstown, Ky. Area.

The ballots were returned to the USPS and distributed to customers on Thursday.

Earlier this month, a postal service mail carrier in New Jersey was arrested for allegedly rejecting 1,875 pieces of mail. 99 general election ballot.

Nicholas Buken was charged with one count of delay, discharge or detention of mail and one interruption of mail. He will have to pay a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $ 250,000 for the delay charge, and a sentence of up to six months in prison and a fine of $ 6,000 for the obstruction.

An in-depth investigation of mail-in voting is underway this year, with more Americans casting their ballots by mail due to coronovirus concerns. President TrumpDonald John Trumpmichen Court overturns absentee ballot extension. Trump joked that he would try to set fire to ‘the village’ in a way. Trump kills Biden if he loses to Florida. Trump’s response is a response to the Michigan governor’s attempt to kidnap: ‘What’s wrong with this man?’ more Has repeatedly alleged that mail-in voting would lead to widespread voter fraud, even though there is no evidence to support the claim.

White House highlighted Missed ballot In Pennsylvania in September, but Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Bokover (D) said there was no “willful fraud” involved.

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