Mass ballot theft by a felon. How secure can an election be with this many ballots found in just this one case?
Torrance police are investigating the discovery of hundreds of recall election ballots in a vehicle where a felon was found passed out with drugs, a loaded firearm and multiple driver’s licenses one week ago, authorities said Monday.
Approximately 300 ballots were recovered from the vehicle, which was parked in the lot of a 7-Eleven convenience store on the night of Aug. 16, according to the Torrance Police Department.
Officers also discovered a loaded firearm, methamphetamine, thousands of pieces of mail, a scale, and multiple California drivers licenses and credit cards that were in other people’s names, a police news release stated. Xanax pills were also located on the unidentified male subject, who authorities described as a felon.
He was arrested on suspicion of a number of offenses, including weapons violations, narcotics and forgery violations. . . .
“Investigators are trying to figure out how the election ballots ended up in the suspect’s vehicle and what their intent was in having them,” police officials said in a statement. “This is an isolated incident and is not related to any additional thefts of election ballots.” . . .Mary Beth McDade, “300 recall ballots, drugs, multiple driver’s licenses found in vehicle of passed out felon: Torrance police,” KTLA, August 23, 2021.