A prosecutor opened an investigation in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and after work by federal authorities confirmed finding a box of discarded ballots cast by military personnel for President Donald Trump.
As reported by the Department of Justice, on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at the request of Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the FBI, began an investigation at the Luzerne County Board of Elections.
Since Monday, the FBI has been working with the Pennsylvania State Police, conducting several interviews and raids that allowed them to recover certain physical evidence that further compromises the mail-in ballot system.
According to the Justice Department’s notification, it was possible to confirm that a discarded box was found with a small number of ballots cast by military personnel, but it has not ruled out that the number of discarded ballots may actually be many more than those found. Interestingly, all the ballots were cast for candidate Donald Trump.
According to the statements, the investigation is still ongoing and based on the allegations received, new findings are expected soon.
According to Breitbart, the investigation began after U.S. Postal Service officials made a formal complaint about the discovery of three mailboxes found in a ditch outside Greenville, Wisconsin.
Following the complaints, a federal judge ruled that the postal service should prioritize election mail.
“The right to vote is too vital a value in our democracy to be left in a state of suspense in the minds of voters weeks before a presidential election, raising doubts as to whether their votes will ultimately be counted,” said U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero, as reported by the Washington Examiner.
At a press conference last Friday, President Trump again spoke out against absentee voting. And he blamed the Democrats for promoting this voting system, which he anticipated would bring chaos, confusion, and possible fraud.
President Trump has explained on several occasions that he is not against the rational use of the mail-in ballot, that is, people who really cannot go to public places to cast their vote by mail-in ballot. But under no circumstances should massive use be made of this methodology, for the simple reason that the postal system in the United States is obsolete and inefficient, which would lead to a total collapse and unreliable results.
Instead, Trump said, the Democratic Party is openly encouraging people to vote by mail, which leaves evidence that they are seeking collapse, chaos, and confusion.
“They’re sending out tens of millions of ballots to everybody, people that didn’t expect them. People are getting inundated with ballots, they’ll be showered with ballots,” Trump said on Friday, Sept. 18.
Trump blamed the Democrats for the increase in mail-in ballots, he also assured, “They know it’s going to be a mess,” “There are going to be millions of missing ballots,” he added. “There’s going to be fraud, it’s a disaster. This is going to be the scam of all time,” Trump told reporters, concluding his press conference.