Military Absentee Ballots May Have Been Destroyed in Plane Crash
October 27, 2012
Originally posted on Scotty Starnes's Blog:
How convenient for this to happen right before the election.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials say that absentee ballots being sent to U.S. military serving in Afghanistan may have been burned in a plane crash.
A top official in the Federal Voting Assistance Program this week notified election officials across the nation that a transport plane crashed at Shindad Air Base on Oct. 19.
Federal law requires military absentee ballots to be mailed out 45 days prior to an election so why were these ballots on this particular plane?
The crash resulted in the destruction of 4,700 pounds of mail inbound to troops serving in the area.
Federal officials in their email to state election offices said they did not know if any ballots were destroyed. They also said the lost mail was limited to one zip code.