Erie — Erie County Board of Elections Chair Carl J. Anderson III issued a statement after false claims were spread across social media regarding election workers discarding ballots on Tuesday.
“Erie County has checked into the unfortunate claim being shared across social media by someone saying they are working as part of the Erie County Board of Elections and throwing out ballots,” Anderson said in his statement. “The person making the statements does not work in any way with Erie County or have any part of Erie County’s election process.
“In fact, the individual is not a registered voter and is not believed to be a resident of Erie County, Pa.
“Erie County Board of Elections takes the integrity of the election process very seriously, and we are proud that the people working on behalf of the voters in Erie County do so in a nonpartisan, fair and unified fashion for the betterment of our community.
“I have spoken with Sheriff Loomis to verify if this person is a resident. Because this is now part of an ongoing investigation to pursue potential criminal charges, no further statement will be made on this matter,” Anderson said.