Georgia Mail Truck Potentially Carrying Absentee Ballots Bursts into Flames

by J Pelkey
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A United States Postal Service carrier in Baker County, Georgia, avoided serious injury when her Jeep burst into flames Monday.

According to law enforcement officials, the mail carrier was not injured, but the vehicle and the mail it contained were completely destroyed.

The Baker County Sherrif’s Office published photographs of the Jeep engulfed in flames on social media.

The Baker County Sheriff’s Office reported that the Newton Post Office had records of the mail that was lost in the fire and encouraged residents to contact the Newton office regarding inquiries of the lost mail items.

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The Secretary of State’s office issued a statement warning ballots may have been destroyed in the fire.

“A USPS truck, according to the election’s director down there, burned to a crisp. So, we’ve already had discussions with them,” Interim Deputy Secretary of State Gabriel Sterling said during a press conference. “There are 43 outstanding ballots in the county. We’re working with USPS to see if they have images of what might have been on that truck, to reissue them.”

As of Tuesday evening, over a million votes had been cast, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a statement.

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