An investigation is underway in Jefferson County, Kentucky, after a contractor found 112 absentee ballots in a dumpster.
“It is unfortunate that ballots and general mail was dumped by a disgruntled employee,” said Nore Ghibaudy, a spokesperson for Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw.
In a statement to Newsweek, Special Agent Scott Balfour said that the employee responsible for throwing the ballots in a dumpster has been identified and is no longer employed with USPS.
Special Agent Balfour says that the ballots were returned to the Postal Service and delivered to their recipients.
“When the investigation is concluded, the case will be presented for federal prosecution to the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” said Agent Balfour
A few days ago, a USPS worker in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania was charged with delaying or destroying mail. A criminal complaint detailed the mail carrier taking bags of mail from his vehicle and placing the mail into trash bags.
In the past, President Donald Trump has described universal mail-in voting as “catastrophic.”