Kentucky USPS worker who dumped over 100 absentee ballots fired, could face federal charges

A Kentucky based U.S. Postal worker who dumped over 100 absentee ballots has been fired and could face federal charges.

Per WKYT “more than 100 absentee ballots were found amid a pile of discarded USPS mail in a dumpster Thursday.”

Special Agent Scott Balfour wrote in the statement Friday “The case has been accepted for federal prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.”

He added “They will determine what charges are appropriate after a review of all the facts in the case.”

Balfour confirmed the 112 ballots and political advertisement have now been “returned to the USPS and will be delivered to customers (Thursday).”

According to TheHill, “earlier this month, a postal service mail carrier in New Jersey was arrested for allegedly discarding 1,875 pieces of mail, including 99 general election ballots.”