Investigation Launched After Absentee Ballots Found Along Road In Wisconsin

Mail ballots are vulnerable to diversion, coercion, and influence by organized vote harvesting schemes

The United States Postal Service has launched an investigation after absentee ballots were discovered along a road in Wisconsin. 

“According to the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office, three trays of mail were discovered shortly before 8 a.m. Monday in a ditch along State 96 at Outagamie county CB in Greenville,” the Post Crescent reported. 

“The mail was on its way to the post office and the sheriff’s office turned it over to the postal inspector. The mail was mixed and did contain ‘several’ absentee ballots.”

A spokesperson from the U.S. Postal Services said, “We are aware of some mail including absentee ballots recovered in Greenville, Outagamie County earlier this week. The U.S. Postal Service is investigating this matter, and we are unable to comment further at this time.”

This developed after federal law enforcement officials found some military ballots discarded in Pennsylvania’s swing state. All of them voted for President Donald Trump.

U.S. Attorney David J. Freed said in a letter sent to Shelby Watchilla, Director of Elections of Luzerne County Bureau of Elections, “The FBI has recovered a number of documents relating to military ballots that had been improperly opened by your elections staff, and had the ballots removed and discarded, or removed and placed separately from the envelope containing confidential voter information and attestation.” 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that over 134 felony charges were made in Gregg County in East Texas after officials discovered an alleged illegal ballot harvesting scheme in a Democrat Primary.

In a statement, Paxton said, “It is an unfortunate reality that elections can be stolen outright by mail ballot fraud. Election fraud, particularly an organized mail ballot fraud scheme orchestrated by political operatives, is an affront to democracy and results in voter disenfranchisement and corruption at the highest level.”