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Senators want missing ballots investigated

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin (all times local):

5:50 a.m.

U.S. Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson, in rare bipartisan unity, are calling on the U.S. Postal Service to investigate what happened to missing absentee ballots in Wisconsin.

In a letter to the Inspector General the senators cite numerous accounts from the state that the Postal Service failed to fulfill its critical mission of getting all those ballots in the hands of voters.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission reported Thursday that nearly 1.3 million absentee ballots had been requested by voters and about 235,000 ballots had not yet been returned as of Thursday.

What’s not known is how many of the outstanding ballots were completed by voters and mailed back by the Tuesday deadline.

State officials reported three tubs of ballots from Oshkosh and Appleton were discovered in a mail processing center. The Milwaukee Election Commission has also called for an investigation into a separate set of undelivered ballots.

Baldwin is a Democrat from Madison. Johnson is a Republican from Oshkosh.


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Kevin 51 days ago
How about an investigation into the Wisconsin State Supreme Court and how it forced this election to go forward after Governor Evers and election and health officials wanted to postpone it? No briefs filed? No arguments heard?

Roggensack, Ziegler, Bradley, and Hagedorn put poll workers and voters' lives at risk by forcing this election to go forward. All to keep voter turnout down in larger population areas, which helps Republicans. Hey Ronnie - how about that? Investigate something that impacted your constituents' right to vote instead of digging up dirt on Hunter Biden.
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