On August 16, Torrance police officers stored ballots from a suspect’s car reportedly sleeping in a car at a convenience store parking lot.
“They seemed to be inside the box, but they were also scattered in the backseat of the vehicle, so there was only most of the mail in the backseat.” Said Sgt. Mark Ponegarek.
Ponegarek said Ballot It was unopened and most of them were addressed to people living in the cities of Lawndale and Compton.
“At this point, we’re working with Los Angeles because we’re trying to figure out where all of this belongs. [County] Election office and US postal inspector general. “
Police officers also found loaded pistols, Xanax pills, methamphetamine, and numerous California driver’s licenses and credit cards owned by others in the suspect’s car, Ponegarek said. Local reports did not identify the suspect, but police showed he had a felony criminal record.
police The case was being investigated by the Torrance Special Investigations Division with the help of the United States Postal Service and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit.
Individuals to whom the ballot has been sent will receive a new ballot, the police station Said In the Monday update, the addition of the case has nothing to do with “additional theft of election ballots.”
California’s Election Law requires that all registered voters be mailed a ballot by mail when they dismiss their citizens. The county began sending ballots to the September 14 recall contest earlier this month.
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Original author: Jeremy Beeman