Kentucky Postal Staffer Could Face Federal Charges After Dumping 112 Absentee Ballots – By Christina Zhao (Newsweek) / Oct 17 2020
A Kentucky U.S. Postal Service (USPS) staffer has been fired and could face federal charges for dumping some 112 absentee ballots in the trash.
The employee is “is no longer employed by the USPS,” Special Agent Scott Balfour, a spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, said in a statement on Friday. “I cannot provide any further details surrounding their employment due to federal privacy concerns.”
Balfour also revealed that the worker’s case has been accepted for federal prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. “They will determine what charges are appropriate after a review of all the facts in the case,” he said.
A construction worker found about 112 unopened ballots and two political flyers abandoned in Jefferson County. The discarded ballots were reportedly addressed to recipients in the 40299 ZIP code, which includes the Jeffersontown, Hopewell and Seatonville areas