Election Offices In At Least Five States Receive Suspicious Letters With Fentanyl
Authorities are looking for the individual responsible for sending letters calling for an end to the elections, some of which included fentanyl, to elections offices in at least five states.
This action led to a delay in the counting of ballots for some local races and is the latest threat faced by election workers across the United States. The letters were sent to election offices in Georgia, Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington, with some being seized before they were delivered.
According to the FBI and U.S. Postal Inspection Service, four of the letters contained fentanyl.
According to the statement released by the authorities, efforts are being made by law enforcement to intercept any other letters before they are delivered. The Pierce County auditor’s office in Tacoma, Washington, disclosed pictures of the letter they received, revealing that it had been postmarked in Portland, Oregon, and stated, “End elections now.”
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The King County Elections Director Julie Wise stated that this letter was identical to the one they had received during the August primary, and it also contained fentanyl.
One of the offices that seemed to be singled out was Fulton County in Georgia, encompassing Atlanta and being the most significant voting area in a vital presidential battleground state. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) announced that the office was receiving the naloxone opioid-reversing medication as a safety measure.
Raffensperger called this action “domestic terrorism.”
“It needs to be condemned by anyone that holds elected office and anyone that wants to hold elective office anywhere in America,” he said.
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