October 6, 2020

L.A. County: Over 2,000 mail-in ballots sent without the option to vote for president

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Nearly 2,100 mail-in ballots were sent to voters in Los Angeles without the option to vote for the next president of the United States, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office declared them “faulty ballots,” the report noted.

“While this has impacted a very small number of Los Angeles County voters … we nevertheless apologize to those affected by the mistake,” said Michael Sanchez, a spokesman for the county clerk’s office, according to the LA Times.

Moreover, Sanchez instructs voters to “discard” the incorrect ballots.

The State of California has chosen to send mail-in ballots to the State’s registered voters in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

President Donald Trump has criticized the move and says what comes with it is the potential for massive fraud. In fact, in California, the RNC, Trump Campaign, and California Republican Party have sued to stop ballot harvesting, which allows campaign workers to collect mail-in ballots.

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