The Board of Elections Director in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Tom Freitag, admitted to Project Veritas that a poll worker violated state and federal law when spoiled ballots were thrown in the garbage outside of the election office.
Freitag was confronted after Project Veritas uncovered a number of ballots tossed in two trash bags. According to Freitag, all spoiled ballots are to be held onto for 22 months, not thrown in the garbage.
“So, just to reiterate, this does appear like an official ballot and the rules were not followed correctly, right?” the journalist asked.
“That’s what it looks like,” Freitag said as he looked over a full ballot.
According to Freitag, poll workers might not be aware of “brand new law” or they fail to understand it.
“Whoever was the judge of elections didn’t do it correctly,” Freitag confirmed. “The poll worker should not have thrown it in the garbage.”
Although he didn’t say whether or not it was legal to trash the spoiled ballots, he did say they “should be sent back to us so we can hold onto it, for I believe it’s 22 months.”
After the ballot is stored for two years, Freitag said it’s ultimately shredded.
Interestingly enough, a poll worker named Amy admitted they’re supposed to hold onto all spoiled ballots so they can be stored.
“So they become spoiled and they write ‘spoiled’ on them and they’re going into a ‘spoiled’ bag that’s kept in the warehouse after Election Day for a period of time,” she explained. “And I did talk to someone. I believe in three years that we have to hold onto them and then nothing gets thrown out. I believe after the period they get shredded but I’m not 100 percent sure on that.”
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