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FBI investigating fire set in Boston ballot drop box

Election 2020-Massachusetts-Ballot Box
Posted at 9:04 PM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 21:04:05-04

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts election officials say a fire was set in a Boston ballot drop box holding more than 120 ballots in what appears to have been a “deliberate attack."

The FBI said it's investigating. Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin’s office said the fire that was set around 4 a.m. in a ballot drop box outside the Boston Public Library downtown.

Boston Police said an arson investigation is underway and released surveillance images of a person near the ballot box at that time.

Officials said there were 122 ballots inside the box when it was emptied Sunday morning and 87 of them were still legible and able to be processed.