Firefighters Say Someone Purposely Tossed Burning Newspaper Into Official Ballot Drop Box.

  • Investigators in Baldwin Park are searching for the person who set a fire inside a ballot drop box on purpose, potentially compromising dozens of votes. The incident happened around 8 p.m. Sunday near Baldwin Park and Ramona boulevards in front of the city’s public library.
  • Firefighters say someone purposely tossed burning newspaper into the official drop box. One passerby told Eyewitness News the box looked like a chimney with smoke billowing out of it.
  • Arson investigators have not yet released information about how many ballots were destroyed. Mayor Manuel Lozano said he believes there were close to 100 ballots in the box at the time of the incident that were burnt or wet.

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