• President Donald Trump falsely claimed that an incident where nine ballots were accidentally discarded in Pennsylvania was evidence of widespread “voter fraud.”
  • Officials in Luzerne County said on Friday that a “temporary seasonal independent contractor” had  “incorrectly discarded (the ballots) into the office trash.” 
  • The incident was quickly caught and is being investigated. 
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President Donald Trump again falsely claimed on Friday that an incident where nine ballots were accidentally discarded was evidence of widespread “voter fraud.”

On Thursday, the Department of Justice released said it was investigating “reports of potential issues with mail-in ballots.”

The DOJ said “small number of military ballots were discarded” and investigators “recovered nine ballots at this time.” Later that day the department said that seven of the ballots were for Trump and the other two “had been resealed inside their appropriate envelopes by Luzerne elections staff prior to

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