Missing ballots found in Mesa County

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Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 8:44 PM MDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2020 at 9:26 AM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Jack Thomas was on a hike when he said he found a stack of ballots laying in the bushes.

“There was ballots from multiple addresses on roads that were anywhere from a half to a mile away from where they were found,” says the Grand Junction resident.

He said he took the ballots to the people that they were addressed to.

The Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office said that they are not very concerned because they did an investigation and believe it was an isolated incident.

“This is an isolated incident. It has been going on for a little bit of time, a short period of time, where vandals are going into mailboxes," says Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters.

It looks like this was a crime where someone stole mail, which is unfortunate timing given that ballots had just been mailed out to residents.

Peters said that all of the ballots have been accounted for, but if you have not received your ballot in the mail, you should contact the Clerk’s office.

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