Three trays of mail, including absentee ballots were found in a Wisconsin ditch Tuesday, according to Police. Police are now investigating how the mail ended up there.
The Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office said the mail was found around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning near the intersection of highways 96 and CB, and was immediately returned to the U.S. Postal Service, Fox News reported.
“The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is investigating this matter,” a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service told The Daily Caller.
Wisconsin is a battleground state for President Donald Trump, who narrowly won the state by approximately 23,000 votes in 2016. However, recent polls show Biden is leading Trump by 5 points, according to The Hill.
The state has seen a rise in mail-in ballot requests due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We expect more than 3 million Wisconsin residents to vote in the November election, which means even more first-time absentee by mail voters,” Meagan Wolfe, the election commission’s administrator said, according to Fox 6.
A Wisconsin federal judge recently ruled that absentee ballots in Wisconsin can be counted up to six days after the Nov. 3 presidential election as long as they are postmarked by Election Day. On Wednesday, the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature appealed the ruling.