Washington County Sheriff investigating ballot box tampering

Washington County Sheriff investigating ballot box tampering

WASHINGTON COUNTY, IL — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported on a Facebook post Tuesday night that a Snap Chat by an individual posted that Trump ballots would being removed from the election box in Beaucoup.
Sheriff Len Campbell says they immediately contacted County Clerk Nancy Heseman and began an investigation. Heseman told the sheriff’s office the person who posted the information was indeed a volunteer at the Beaucoup polling place.

The initial Snap Chat post was subsequently shared numerous times by others on social media platforms including Facebook, Snap Chat and Tik Tok, which caused much concern.

Heseman confirmed the votes were delivered to her office in the sealed box and the votes were not tampered with.

Deputies talked with the person responsible for the post and say the person was apologetic and told them the post was placed on Snap Chat as a joke. Efforts have been made to retrieve the numerous postings so that further concern may be diminished or eliminated.

If any further relevant information is received, or action taken, the sheriff’s office will update the public.

We have talked with the person responsible for the post. This person was apologetic and said the post was placed on Snap Chat as a joke.
Efforts have been made to retrieve the numerous postings so that further concern may be diminished or eliminated. If any further relevant information is received, or action taken, we will advise.
Update for further information:
This case is not closed. We apologize for that misconception.
The County Clerk and the Sheriff have taken this incident very seriously. As stated in the last sentence above, “ If any further relevant information is received, or action taken, we will advise”.

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