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9 discarded ballots weren't fraud, Pennsylvania election chief says

File photo of unrelated ballots File photo of unrelated ballots |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press
Created: September 30, 2020 01:39 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania’s top state elections official says it appears that an election worker's decision to throw out nine military ballots in Wilkes-Barre amounted to a mistake and not “intentional fraud.”

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Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said during an online news conference Wednesday that the elections office in Luzerne County is getting training on handling mailed-in ballots. She says the initial reports she has fielded indicate it was a bad mistake.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly brought up the nine ballots as evidence of election fraud in the past week, including two mentions during Tuesday night’s presidential debate. 

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