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Colorado Springs police searching for man accused of tampering ballot box

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 15:35:24-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Police Department is looking for a man they say put a piece of rolled-up paper that was lit on fire inside a ballot box back in October.

The department said they responded to a suspicious circumstance call in the 200 block of South Cascade Avenue on Oct. 29. Officers were able to confirm through surveillance video that the person put the piece of paper in the slot of a ballot box.

The Regional Explosives/Arson Unit took over the investigation and based off its findings, the department said the paper had "self-extinguished" after being placed in the box and confirmed with the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office that no ballots had been damaged.

"Over the last several weeks, detectives have followed up on several leads, but have not made any positive identification on the suspect’s identity," the release stated.

Anyone with information regarding the ongoing investigation is asked to contact the police department at (719) 444-7000.


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