(PatriotHeadline.com)- A United States Postal Service worker has been arrested in New Jersey after dumping mail, including some 99 ballots for the November general election. The Department of Justice announced the news on Wednesday that 26-year-old Nicholas Beauchene was charged by complaint with one count of delay, secretion, or detention of mail and a count of obstruction of mail.
It comes as the Democrats continue to insist that mail-in voting is risk-free, and as social media platforms censor posts made by President Donald Trump that cast doubt on the system.
“Approximately 1,875 pieces of mail – including 627 pieces of first class, 873 pieces of standard class, two pieces of certified mail, 99 general election ballots destined for residents in West Orange, and 276 campaign flyers from local candidates for West Orange Town Council and Board of Education – were recovered from dumpsters in North Arlington and West Orange on Oct. 2, 2020, and Oct. 5, 2020,” the Justice Department said in an official statement.
The mail was scheduled to be delivered to Orange and West Orange residents between September 28 and October 2, and thankfully, was recovered and but back into the mail stream for delivery. It means that the man who was arrested was unsuccessful if he intended to stop people voting.
“Copies of the recovered mail were made and retained as evidence,” the DOJ added.
United States Attorney Craig Carpenito credited special agents of the USPS-Office of Inspector General for leading the investigation that led to the arrest.
Beauchene appeared in the federal court before Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor on Wednesday afternoon and faces up to five years in prison as well as a $250,000 fine.
Had he been successful, however, it could have resulted in votes lost in a highly contentious presidential election. It comes only weeks after it was revealed that nine ballots cast for President Donald Trump were disposed of in Pennsylvania.
Reports of missing ballots have been common in this election campaign since more people than ever are voting from home.
In May, the Department of Justice also charged another mail carrier with attempted election fraud in West Virginia after allegedly altering eight ballot request forms for the primary elections.
How can the Democrats say that the integrity of this election is not at risk?