Mail-in ballots stolen from the mailboxes of voters in Arizona were discovered discarded on a farm. The Glendale Police Department has released the following video:
On 10/30/2020, Brayan Ruiz was at work near 99th Ave and Glendale (Rovey Farms) when he located 18 early election ballots in the field underneath some concrete and rocks. He did the right thing by returning the ballots trying to ensure everyone who wanted to vote early still could vote.
The following day, on Halloween, many residents received unusual knocks at their door. Too early in the day for “trick or treaters,” hesitant residents opened their doors to Attorney General’s Special Agents Bill Knuth and Roger Geisler, and Glendale Police Officer Bill Downey.
Law enforcement hand delivered each of these ballots to their rightful owners. Each resident said they were aware their early election ballots had not arrived. Some went in person to vote early, and others had not voted yet. We were able to distribute them in time, to provide voters the opportunity to at least fill them out at home and then drop them off to a polling location.
If you have any information about these thefts we encourage you to submit tips regarding this specific incident to the Attorney General’s Election Integrity Unit online at https://www.azag.gov/complaints/election or by emailing EIU@azag.gov.