Bags of Stolen Mail That Include Numerous Ballots Found Discarded in Washington Town
Mail that was stolen, including numerous ballots, were found discarded in multiple bags by roadsides and ditches in Seattle, officials said.
Officials on Friday sent out a warning to Sammamish residents, a city located just east of Seattle, about the mail theft, and are asking people to check and empty mailboxes often to avoid the theft, which is common going into the holiday season.
“Please check and empty your mailboxes often; and please keep them locked,” the statement reads. “If you do not have a lock on your mailbox, please consider getting one through the post office.”
Democrats have been promoting mail voting as a convenience and safety precaution, while Republicans have cautioned against it, raising concerns of fraud and mismanagement.
While Democrat and Republican groups both have filed lawsuits this year over vote-by-mail rules across the country, most of the more than 100 lawsuits are backed by Democrats.