Fake Ballot Box Found Outside Of Los Angeles Baptist Church
The church, where the box was believed to have sat for four days, has been known to spew anti-Black Lives Matter rhetoric.
October 12, 2020 at 1:13 pm
Residents in a Los Angeles community are outraged after finding an unofficial ballot drop box in front of a church. According to CBSLA, the grey metal container was seen outside of Freedom’s Way Baptist Church with a taped sign that read “Official Ballot Drop Box.”
Jerry Cook, a pastor at the church, posted a photo of the box on Facebook.
“Our church has a voting drop box in front of our complex — if you are voting early, drop your ballot on by,” he wrote.
Community members then reached out to the L.A. County Recorder/Registrar’s office.
“This is not an official vote by mail drop box and does not comply with [state] regulations for drop boxes,” the office replied.
The dropbox is now gone. But the registrar’s office hasn't been able to contact Cook. Shannon Kaehny is one of the residents who suspects ill intentions from the church, which is known for hosting a forum for Republican candidates on its website and criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as expressing anti-LGBTQ+ sentiments.