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Jesse Morgan’s long, strange tale of thousands of mail-in ballots that allegedly went missing from Lancaster in Oct. 2020

December 28, 2022


Surely you remember Jesse Morgan, the York County resident who came forward in early December 2020 with a story about thousands of stolen mail-in ballots.

Morgan, a truck driver for a company that delivered large volumes of mail for the U.S. Postal Service, said a trailer he hauled from New York to Lancaster on Oct. 21, 2020, was full of ballots already filled out by Pennsylvania voters. Those ballots, he said, went missing after he parked the truck trailer at the Post Office on Harrisburg Pike that evening.

Where did all those ballots go, Morgan wondered. His story was amplified by supporters of President Donald Trump, who blamed his loss in the November 2020 election on massive fraud in closely fought swing states like Pennsylvania.

Morgan’s story got lost in the tumultuous weeks leading up to Biden’s inauguration. But it wasn’t forgotten by many LNP | LancasterOnline readers who continue to call or write this newsroom asking about it.

It turns out that Morgan’s story wasn’t ignored by federal investigators. Agents from four agencies worked for months attempting to verify Morgan’s account. Earlier this year, and without any fanfare, a federal inspector general published a lengthy report concluding that Morgan’s story was, well, bunk.

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