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FL postal inspectors hunt for missing ballots

[JURIST] Agents of the US Postal Inspection Service in Florida are searching for thousands of lost absentee ballots which should have been delivered to Broward county residents. Deputy County Supervisor of Elections Gisela Salas said Wednesday that 60,000 ballots, accounting for five percent of the county electorate, were supposedly sent out two weeks ago. However, her office had been flooded with calls from concerned voters who claim that they never received their ballots. "It's really inexplicable at this point in time and the matter is under investigation by law enforcement," said Salas. US Postal Inspector Del Alvarez commented, "It's highly unlikely that 58,000 pieces of mail just disappeared. We're looking for it, we're trying to find it if in fact it was ever delivered to the postal service." The website for the Broward County Supervisor of Elections is here. Reuters has more.

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