L.A. Woman Makes Concerning Discovery While Walking Dog

A woman in Los Angeles was out on a walk with her pooch when she stumbled across a box of almost 104 mail-in ballots just sitting on the sidewalk, but officials with the county state that foul play should not be the primary conclusion when looking into this odd find.

The woman in question, Christina Repaci, was taking her beloved dog out for a walk around East Hollywood over the weekend when she spotted the box of unopened ballots. She took strides to alert police officials but was brushed off and told to make contact with personnel from the postal service instead.

One spokesperson for the Registrar’s Office for Los Angeles County issued a statement confirming that the discovered ballots were, in fact, ones needed for the upcoming primary election in California that is slated to take place on the 7th of June. Via a new state law, every voter registered in California is being sent mall-in ballots for the upcoming election.

“I turned the corner and I just saw this box of envelopes, and it was a USPS box,” stated Repaci to Fox 11. “I picked some envelopes up and I saw they were ballot.”I actually called the Sheriff’s Department,” she explained. “I couldn’t get through, so I emailed them.”

Repaci took it upon herself to keep the ballots as she awaited an answer from police officials, but she then got “an email back from a deputy basically in so many words saying it wasn’t their problem, and to contact the USPS.”

Eventually, she was told to reach out to the Registrar’s Office of Los Angeles County. After some time, Registrar Dean Logan took steps to pick the ballots up from Repaci.

“He (Logan) picked them up. I made sure he was legit,” she stated. “He gave me a card, and took a photo of the box.”

“It was so much stress and for just one person to get back to me. What do I do here? Now if it happens to someone else, they don’t know what to do,” claimed Repaci. “They’ll just put them in a dumpster or throw them in the trash. I just don’t think it should have been this hard to figure out what to do with legal ballots.”

In response, the L.A. County registrar’s office put forth a statement claiming, “They’ll just put them in a dumpster or throw them in the trash. I just don’t think it should have been this hard to figure out what to do with legal ballots.”

“We have reissued new ballots to the impacted voters,” stated the office. “Early signs indicate that this was an incident of mail theft and not a directed attempt at disrupting the election. We are cooperating with the United States Postal Service and law enforcement to investigate.”

However, Repaci is still quite concerned as to why the ballots went missing in the first place.

“This is a country of freedom and our votes should matter and something like this should never happen,” Repaci claimed to media outlets.

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