2020 Election Ballots Purportedly Found Shredded in Maricopa County Dumpster Then Mysterious Fire Breaks Out

Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer advised that his office does not use the yellow bags which purportedly held shredded ballots. [Photos via social media]

A county spokesperson. says there’s the possibility of criminal investigation in connection to an attempted break-in of a warehouse used by Maricopa County’s election department.

The incident came to light Saturday after Staci Burk posted several photos to social media claiming that shredded ballots were discovered in a dumpster outside the warehouse. Megan Gilbertson, the election department’s communication director said the group’s activities were captured by a surveillance camera.

“The fact is, these individuals were dumpster diving on Maricopa County property,” Gilbertson said. “Security footage shows they attempted to break into the warehouse entrance of the Elections Department on Saturday with a board from the dumpster. Maricopa County plans to follow up with law enforcement about these activities.”

Burk’s assertions that the shredded ballots were connected to the 2020 General Election were immediately disputed by Gilbertson.

“Maricopa County has not, and would never destroy voted ballots until legally authorized to do so after the 24-month retention period,” Gilbertson said, adding that official ballots are stored in a vault, not the warehouse. “The vault is under the watch of a 24-7 camera.”

Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer advised that his office does not use the yellow bags which purportedly held shredded ballots. [Photos via social media]
Later in the day, a mysterious fire broke out at one of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors’ farms. It is unknown if the incident is related to the county’s 2020 Election ballots:

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Ballots In Arizona’s Maricopa County Found Shredded and In Dumpster – Days Before Senate Audit To Begin

After Finding Shredded Ballots in the Dumpster Earlier Today – A Mysterious Fire Breaks Out at Maricopa County Official’s Farm

According to AZCentral:

Two barns were destroyed and an estimated 165,000 hens died Saturday in a fire at the Hickman’s Family Farms location in Arlington, about an hour west of Phoenix, according to officials.

Firefighters responded to a report of the fire at the farm around 1 p.m. and were able to contain the second-alarm fire by about 4 p.m., said Sarah Mendoza, a spokesperson for Buckeye Valley Fire District.

An unidentified man was hospitalized in stable condition for smoke inhalation, Mendoza said. No firefighters were injured.

 

 

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