Majority of the ballot were mostly for Lawndale residents, with some for Compton residents.
Many Legal Insurrection voters have voiced concern about the possibility of vote fraud in the upcoming California recall election.
Those worries have a basis in reality. Reports came out that California authorities are investigating why 300 unopened vote-by-mail ballots for the upcoming election were found, along with a gun and drugs, in a car parked at a Torrance convenience store.
The discovery was made Aug. 16 when Torrance police were called around 10:45 p.m. about a man sleeping in his car at a 7-Eleven parking lot.
“Inside the vehicle, the officers found a loaded handgun, some narcotics, and then they found a bunch of mail and what turned out to be over 300 election ballots in the backseat of the vehicle,” said Sgt. Mark Ponegalek with the Torrance Police Department.
“They appeared to be in a box, but they were also kind of strewn across the backseat of the vehicle and so there was just a large portion of mail in that backseat.”
The man was taken into custody, but has since been released on his own recognizance. Police still don’t know how he obtained the ballots and what his intent was.
It’s comforting to know this man is back in the community, especially as the recall election nears. The man was an upstanding citizen and an energetic entrepreneur.
Officers also discovered a loaded firearm, methamphetamine, thousands of pieces of mail, a scale, and multiple California drivers licenses and credit cards that were in other people’s names, a police news release stated. Xanax pills were also located on the unidentified male subject, who authorities described as a felon.
He was arrested on suspicion of a number of offenses, including weapons violations, narcotics and forgery violations.
Providing an update on the case Monday, police said the department’s Special Investigations Division has partnered with the U.S. Postal Service and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Offices Public Integrity Unit to look into the matter.
Torrance officials are assuring Californians all is well.
The people whose ballots were stolen will be receiving a new ballot, according to Torrance police, who added that this theft is considered to be an isolated incident and is not related to any additional thefts of election ballots.
Given that recall candidate Larry Elder hails from South Central Los Angeles, I will note that the majority of the ballots, sealed and in addressed envelopes, were mainly for Lawndale residents, with some for Compton residents. Nothing to see here.
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