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Politics Trays of mail, including absentee ballots, found in a ditch in Wisconsin

00:05  24 september  2020
00:05  24 september  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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According to local officials the mail included mail -in ballots . The USPS unions support Joe Biden. The Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office says three trays were found in a ditch around 8 a.m. Tuesday. The trays were near the intersection of highways 96 and CB, near the Appleton International Airport.

Postal Service looking into absentee ballot delivery irregularities in Wisconsin . Thousands of people requested absentee ballots ahead of April 7 election, but local clerks reported to the commission that many of those voters would not receive those ballots in time to mail them back.

Police in Greenville, Wisconsin, found three trays of mail, including absentee ballots, in a ditch.

  Trays of mail, including absentee ballots, found in a ditch in Wisconsin © Provided by Washington Examiner

The Outagamie County Sheriff's Office discovered the trays in a ditch on Tuesday morning, near Appleton International Airport, according to WLUK. The mail was returned to the U.S. Postal Service, and an investigation is underway.

"The United States Postal Inspection Service immediately began investigating, and we reserve further comment on this matter until that is complete," USPS spokesman Bob Sheehan told WLUK.

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Will Wisconsin votes count?: Many absentee ballots were not postmarked, putting votes at risk of not being counted. President Donald Trump said he favored the court decisions not to expand absentee ballots in Wisconsin and decried the practice of mail -in voting, pushing for voter ID laws.

Wisconsin “ Mail In” Ballots … Posted on August 10, 2016 by sundance. Disappointed in Wisconsin ’s grasp of the issues- they get the same news as everyone else in this country. There should be NO absentee ballots except for the military.

At the time of publication, the Postal Service had not returned the Washington Examiner's request for comment.

The Outagamie County Sheriff's Office told the Washington Examiner that the mail discovered was "mail going to the post office."

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, states have expanded eligibility for mail-in balloting. Thousands of ballots went uncounted during Wisconsin's primary because they were discovered on the day after the election.

A federal judge ordered the Postal Service to prioritize election mail on Monday.

"The right to vote is too vital a value in our democracy to be left in a state of suspense in the minds of voters weeks before a presidential election, raising doubts as to whether their votes will ultimately be counted," U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero said.

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His order was blocked by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in the evening. The top court, in an unsigned opinion from which the four liberal justices dissented, reasoned that extending the date by which voters could mail absentee ballots "fundamentally alters the nature of the election."

EMAIL . The state Supreme Court told clerks to immediately stop mailing ballots just 54 days from Election Day.

"Conflicting, vague, and ambivalent managerial signals could also sow substantial doubt about whether the USPS is up to the task, whether it possesses the institutional will power and commitment to its historical mission, and so to handle the exceptional burden associated with a profoundly critical task in our democratic system, that of collecting and delivering election mail a few weeks from now," he added.

Wisconsin is a crucial battleground state in the 2020 race. A poll conducted by Ipsos that was released on Monday showed President Trump 5 points behind former Vice President Joe Biden. The credibility interval of the poll was plus or minus 3.5 points and surveyed 609 likely Wisconsin voters.

Tags: News, Wisconsin, 2020 Elections, Campaign 2020, Campaigns, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Postal Service

Original Author: Carly Ortiz-Lytle

Original Location: Trays of mail, including absentee ballots, found in a ditch in Wisconsin

Fact check: No, Wisconsin votes don’t have to be counted by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 .
This post is utterly fabricated, as a federal judge recently ruled the opposite, extending the counting time period for a week past the election.Biden: U.S.

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This is interesting!