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‘Insufficient Evidence’: Justice Department Closes Probe Into Pennsylvania Discarded Ballots

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‘Insufficient Evidence’: Justice Department Closes Probe Into Pennsylvania Discarded Ballots

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The Department of Justice on Friday announced it closed an investigation into ballots that were discarded in Pennsylvania. “After a thorough investigation conducted by the FBI and prosecutors from my office, we have determined that there is insufficient evidence to prove criminal intent on the part of the person who discarded the ballots,” acting U.S. Attorney Bruce Brandler said in a statement. “Therefore, no criminal charges will be filed and the matter is closed.” Brandler recently replaced David Freed, the former U.S. attorney who last year revealed nine military absentee ballots had been tossed in Luzerne County. Freed resigned on Jan. 1. The U.S. attorney’s office declined to comment at the time about the investigation. Luzerne County, with a population of about 317,000, sits in northeast Pennsylvania outside of Scranton. The probe centered on who discarded the ballots, which were mostly for President Donald Trump. Freed also said investigators found four …

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