Ballot Watch: Drop box fire in Boston

Boston police arrested a suspect who allegedly set on fire a ballot drop box in front of the Boston Public Library this weekend.
0:55 | 10/27/20

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Transcript for Ballot Watch: Drop box fire in Boston
Yeah. Now to tonight's ballot watch we told you last week about those ballot drop boxes at many states utilizing for voters to drop off their absentee ballots in person. But over the weekend a disturbing incident in Boston where suspects set fire to a valid Dropbox outside of Boston Public Library this surveillance image shows the incident today Boston Police announced that they had arrested the alleged suspect and have charged him. With willful and malicious burning of the box firefighters were able to extinguish the fire after it was sad. The state election officials saying that 87 of the 122 ballots inside the box were still able to be process. The remaining voters impacted will be sent a replacement ballot and officials. Have called for stepped up security at Fallon Dropbox locations now it is worth noting that such incidents are extremely rare. And officials say that ballot drop boxes remain safe and secure.

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