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Tue May 10, 2022, 07:01 AM

Woman finds a box of mail in ballots on East Hollywood sidewalk

https://www.foxla.com/news/woman-finds-box-of-mail-in-ballot-on-east-hollywood-sidewalk-la-county-registrar-investigating?taid=6279ea4f41582d00019990fd&utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=twitter


This is local news station. What I find weird is that itís almost six months after election and someone just now see them on the sidewalk.

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Reply Woman finds a box of mail in ballots on East Hollywood sidewalk (Original post)
jimfields33 May 2022 OP
secondwind May 2022 #1
Irish_Dem May 2022 #2
Mz Pip May 2022 #3
RandiFan1290 May 2022 #4
jimfields33 May 2022 #5
Kingofalldems May 2022 #6
RandiFan1290 May 2022 #8
chia May 2022 #7
Liberal In Texas May 2022 #9
chia May 2022 #10
Sympthsical May 2022 #11
LeftInTX May 2022 #13
Sympthsical May 2022 #14
LeftInTX May 2022 #15
LeftInTX May 2022 #12
Ms. Toad May 2022 #16

Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 07:14 AM

1. I can only mean one thing.. It was put there in the last 24 hours.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #1)

Tue May 10, 2022, 07:35 AM

2. Yes it was just placed there very recently.

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Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 07:36 AM

3. Primary election ballots

CA primary is in a few weeks. I think these were ballots for the primary, no old completed ballots. New ballots are being sent for those whose ballots were in that box.

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Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 07:40 AM

4. Do you want to test them for bamboo, Jim?

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #4)

Tue May 10, 2022, 07:47 AM

5. Lol. That's a good one.

Trust me those crazy trumpers are probably stomping their feet about it. Ha!

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #5)

Tue May 10, 2022, 07:55 AM

6. Yeah, the fact is---they want us dead.

Whenever I notice one I keep this in mind.

Also they are incredibly dishonest.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #6)

Tue May 10, 2022, 09:17 AM

8. Amen

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Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 09:16 AM

7. These were ballots being sent out to voters for the upcoming primary. I got my ballot yesterday.

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Response to chia (Reply #7)

Tue May 10, 2022, 09:34 AM

9. My son lives there. He said EVERYBODY gets sent mail-in ballots

and voters can choose to use them or vote in-person.

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #9)

Tue May 10, 2022, 10:25 AM

10. Yes to all registered voters, since last year's AB-37 permanently extended the pandemic provisions.

Point being that the OP was thinking they were from the last election when they are for the upcoming primary.

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Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 10:28 AM

11. Ballots are everywhere at the moment

Because of Covid, changes in address, family, etc., we get like eight ballots in the mail for every minor election. It's lovely. Just giant packets of paper clogging us up.

Anyway, tis the season with primaries and local elections, so ballots have been going out for the past week. They're pretty ubiquitous since we're a vote by mail state.

On edit, this story seems like a case of a postal worker either losing them somehow or just not giving a flip. I see it. Seriously, the mail-in ballots are very thick, heavy packets. Everyone gets them, and I can only imagine it's one of USPS workers' least favorite times of year.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #11)

Tue May 10, 2022, 10:43 AM

13. Yes, but if a postal worker dumped them, it's not good and illegal.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #13)

Tue May 10, 2022, 10:47 AM

14. Oh, absolutely

I just don't see an obvious nerfarious political motive in it. More a question about what was up with the postal worker.

Plus the OP and others don't seem to know we're in the midst of an election.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #14)

Tue May 10, 2022, 11:06 AM

15. Yes, but Elections Office have a working relationship with a specific Post Office..

When Elections brings ballots to the PO to and from the PO, it's a much different situation that when a business brings in a tray of bulk mail.

Where I live in San Antonio, there is only one Elections Office. They work with only one Post Office. All Elections Mail sent and received goes through this Post Office.

When voters mail their ballots, it will first go through their local zip code Post Office and is routed to the Post Office associated with the Elections Office.

All postal workers are aware when there is an election.

This is not good. Sorry.

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Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 10:40 AM

12. Yikes!

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



Yes, but..HTF did that happen?

Here is the process. Something went wrong!

1. Tray is filled at the Register's Office
2. Register's Office carries tray to the Post Office
3. Post Office processes and mails the ballots


So did someone from the Register's Office discard the tray?
Did a Post Office employee discard the tray?

Not good!

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Response to jimfields33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 11:39 AM

16. They were outbound ballots for the June election. n/t

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