The Federal Bureau of Investigation with the Office of the United States Attorney began an inquiry into reports of issues with mail-in ballots from the Luzerne County Board of Elections at the request of Stefanie Salavantis, the Luzerne Country District Attorney.
The statement from US Attorney Freed says, “Since Monday, FBI personnel working together with the Pennsylvania State Police have conducted numerous interviews and recovered and reviewed certain physical evidence. Election officials in Luzerne County have been cooperative. At this point we can confirm that a small number of military ballots were discarded. Investigators have recovered nine ballots at this time. Some of those ballots can be attributed to specific voters and some cannot. All nine ballots were cast for presidential candidate Donald Trump.”
The statement concluded that it is a “vital duty” of government to make sure that every ballot cast is properly counted for the election.
More information is to come as it become available.
Sources: Justice.gov, Breaking 911; Photo-AP Photo/Tony Dejak