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Police found hundreds of California recall election ballots, drugs, and a loaded gun inside of a suspect’s vehicle last Monday. Police were called to the scene to check on a man reportedly passed out in the vehicle but never expected to find this.

Fox News reports:

During the investigation, officers learned the suspect was a felon and had Xanax pills in his possession. Police said a further investigation found thousands of pieces of mail, including over 300 ballots for the upcoming recall election of embattled Gov. Gavin Newsom inside the vehicle.

In addition to the mail and ballots, police found a loaded firearm, methamphetamine, a scale and multiple California driver’s licenses and credit cards in other people’s names.

Police said new election ballots were being sent to those identified through the investigation and that the incident was not tied to any additional thefts of election ballots.

It was not immediately clear how the ballots ended up in the suspect’s vehicle or what he intended to do with them. Police said the incident is being investigated in partnership with the U.S. Postal Service and the Los Angeles County District Attorney Public Integrity Unit.

The California recall election takes place on Sep. 14.

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