(FeaturedNews.com) – Authorities launched an investigation against whoever is responsible for having sent suspicious letters, including some that contained fentanyl to election officials in five states. The letters had resulted in the counting of ballots being delayed. This is the latest occasion of election workers having faced threats in their positions.
The letters had been sent to officials in Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Nevada, and California. However, some of the letters had been intercepted prior to their arrival. In four of the letters delivered they found fentanyl. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the FBI had both reported on Thursday that the letters had been discovered.
In the statement sent to elections officials, it was noted that law enforcement was going to be working to intercept any other letter before their delivery.
In Tacoma, Washington, the Pierce County auditor’s office released photos of the letters received as well as the postmark they had on them. In one part the letter called for the election to be ended “now.”
In Seattle, King County Elections Director Julie Wise claimed that the letter looked similar to the one that her office had received as well as to the one that had been received by King County during the primary in August. She added that those letters also contained fentanyl.
Fulton County, in Georgia, was one of the offices that was targeted with a letter. Fulton County includes Atlanta which is one of the most important swing states in the country.
While authorities are working to intercept the letter, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has stated that officials are sending naloxone, the overdose-reversal drug, to the offices as a precautionary measure.
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