- Investigators are looking into how the man obtained the ballots and what he intended to do with them.
- In addition to stolen ballots, the car also contained drugs, a loaded firearm, and stolen credit cards and driver’s licenses.
- Replacement ballots will be sent to individuals whose recall ballots were found in the car.
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On August 16, the Torrance Police Department arrested a man in a 7-Eleven parking lot who was passed out in a car containing Xanax pills, a loaded firearm, methamphetamine, a scale, drivers licenses and credit cards in other individuals’ names, and more than 300 unopened mail-in ballots for the California gubernatorial recall election.
Investigators, including TPD’s Special Investigation Division, the US Postal Service, and the LA County District Attorney Public Integrity Unit, are looking into how the man, whose name has not been released, obtained the ballots and what he intended to do with them, TPD said in an August 23 post on Facebook.
The suspect was arrested on numerous weapons, narcotics, and forgery violations, the Associated Press reported.
Individuals whose recall ballots were stolen will receive a replacement, ABC7 reported.
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