More than 1,600 uncounted NJ ballots found in mislabeled bin

by Jordyn Pair · Sep 16th, 2020 3:56 pm

Last Updated Sep 19th, 2020 at 8:14 am

More than 1,600 primary ballots from New Jersey's Sussex County were found in what officials says was a "mislabeled" bin last week, according to the Board of Elections Administrator Marge McCabe.

The 1,666 ballots — although processed and added to the final tally — did not change the state's July 7 primary results.

"The Board of Elections is confident that all ballots received have been processed and the security of all the ballots has remained in place," McCabe said in a statement.

Officials have yet to explain how the ballots were misplaced.

Almost 88% of the more than 1.4 million votes cast in the New Jersey primary were done so by mail, a steep increase from the 16.7% in 2019.

🔦 The Trump campaign has been in a court battle with New Jersey since August over Gov. Phil Murphy's executive order that every voter in the state be provided with a mail-in ballot.


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