There is no question that Pennsylvania is considered an important battleground state.
While there have been positive signs there for President Donald Trump, it’s Joe Biden’s birth state, right next to his home state of Delaware. So it’s going to be a tight fight, in all likelihood.
So it’s one of the states people are most concerned about.
The news that White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany dropped today wasn’t at all comforting about the security of the ballots there.
She dealt with an antagonistic question from a Playboy reporter and sometimes CNN commentator, as my colleague Sister Toldjah reported on and then revealed troubling news.
McEnany said it had just been discovered that there were ballots that had been discarded in Pennsylvania and that other ballots were found discarded in a ditch in Wisconsin.
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) September 24, 2020
Now, some in the media doubted her claim, but of course, she was right.
From Fox News:
The U.S. Postal Service is investigating how three trays of mail, including absentee ballots, ended up in a ditch line in Wisconsin, a swing state whose voters could prove crucial in the upcoming elections.
The Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office said the mail was found around 8 a.m. Monday morning near the intersection of highways 96 and CB, near the Appleton International Airport.
Police told Fox News the mail was supposed to be in transit to the post office and when discovered, was immediately returned to the Postal Inspector.
“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 said in a statement.
Somehow absentee ballots just ended up in a ditch?
Then the DOJ confirmed that nine military ballots from Luzerne County, Pennsylvania were found discarded.
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.
Seven of the nine ballots found were cast for President Donald Trump. Two of the discarded ballots had been resealed inside their appropriate envelopes by Luzerne elections staff prior to recovery. It wasn’t clear from the report who the vote was for in those two ballots.
The FBI is looking into it. But the opening and the resealing raises questions and military ballots might be expected to run heavy toward Trump.
Coming in two such critical states, this heightens the concerns about problems with mail in and absentee ballots.