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Disenfranchised: Ohio says 318 ballots delivered too late

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Posted at 11:42 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 00:42:54-04

Ohio elections officials say 318 voters in Butler County won’t have their ballots counted for the April 28 primary because of a U.S. Postal Service delivery delay. Although the ballots were postmarked by the April 27 deadline, they didn’t get to the Butler County elections board until this week, days after the May 8 deadline to be counted. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose has written to Postal Service headquarters calling for an investigation and steps to make sure the issue doesn’t happen this fall. A U.S. Postal Service spokesperson said management is looking into the situation and will not be commenting until the investigation is complete.