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New Jersey Mail Carrier Arrested After Throwing Election Ballots Away

A New Jersey postal worker was arrested Wednesday after discarding multiple pieces of mail, including election ballots, CBS reported.

Over 1,800 pieces of mail were retrieved from dumpsters, 99 of which were ballots, according to CBS. Federal prosecutors said 26-year-old Nicholas Beauchene was scheduled to deliver mail in parts of Orange and West Orange, New Jersey, according to CBS.

Nearly 300 campaign flyers promoting candidates for the West Orange Council and the township’s school board were also recovered from local dumpsters, CBS reported.

Beauchene faces up to five years in prison in addition to a fine of $250,000, according to FOX29 Philadelphia.

News of the incident comes amid ongoing concerns regarding mail-in ballots and voter registration forms in several states. President Trump tweeted his concern for states like North Carolina Tuesday saying, “11,00 North Carolina residents get incorrect voter registration forms.”

Additionally, over 1600 uncounted ballots for the New Jersey’s primary were found just last month in a “mislabeled” bin.

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