Dogwalker Spots Dozens of Unopened Ballots in Norwalk – Los Angeles

Unopened and unattended ballots were discovered by a civic-minded dogwalker last weekend. They were likely shipped from Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Headquarters in Norwalk, ground zero for the upcoming election.

Cellphone video shows mail in ballots, random documents and in the unique US Postal Service box. They were discovered Saturday evening by an East Hollywood resident on her neighborhood evening walk.

“I took a video of it,”Christina. “There was another lady taking a video as well. I said, ‘Look, I don’t feel comfortable with these out here. It’s 6:30 at night. There’s no postman here.'”

Christina claims she shared the video via social media and alerted law enforcement because she was concerned about someone tampering or altering the ballots.

“I got an email from a deputy saying to contact the USPS. It’s basically not their problem. I should do that. Again, it’s Saturday night,”She said.

She was quickly contacted immediately by someone at the LA County Registrar Recorder’s office.

“He drove Sunday afternoon, picked them up. Took a photo. Gave me his card. Said he would file a report with Post Office and police department.”

In a statement, LA County’s Recorder County Clerk confirms that:

“Our office was notified over the weekend of a mail tray found containing approximately 104 unopened, outbound Vote by Mail ballots and additional mail pieces. Thanks to the cooperation of the person who found the ballots, we were able to quickly respond and coordinate the secure pickup of the ballots.”

What about whether there was ballot tampering?

“Early signs indicate that this was an incident of mail theft and not a directed attempt at disrupting the election.”

Christina said she is grateful that an investigation has begun. That 104 voters who had their ballots dumped far from their destination won’t be denied their precious right is something Christina says she is grateful for.

“It’s a privilege to vote in any country,”She said. “As a woman I know that we didn’t have rights many years ago. I take that very seriously.”

California Secretary Of State states that all registered voters must receive a ballot in writing by Monday.

June 7th is the primary election


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