SEDALIA – Pettis County Clerk Nick La Strada confirmed that at least 1,200 blank absentee ballots were reported missing Wednesday morning.
La Strada said the ballots were in the custody of the US Postal Service before going missing. They were on the way to voters and hadn’t been filled out.
“We’ve mailed out replacements,” La Strada said. “Nobody was disenfranchised.”
The disappearance comes less than 24 hours after President Trump casted doubt on absentee voting systems nationwide.
This story will be updated when more details are known.