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Two fraudulent ballots sent into Pima County Recorder's Office.
Reporter: Cory Marshall
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - According to the Pima County Recorder's Officer, two fraudulent ballots have been found -- signed with fake signatures.
The true ballot owners thought their early voter ballots had yet to arrive until they received a letter from the Pima County Recorder's Office citing a problem with their ballot signatures. Problem is, they didn't sign them.
"They responded over the letter and they said...we weren't even here or we didn't vote our ballot yet," Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez said.
She says the fraudulent find is rare.
"We're finding that we're questioning more signatures," Rodriguez continued.
Most of the problem signatures involved cases of parents sending ballots in for a child away at school; a caregiver voting for a loved one in a nursing home; or the all too common, spouses signing eachother's ballots by mistake. That one has it's own file.
"We don't claim to be handwriting experts but we know what to look for," Rodriguez said.
The voting victims have since been issued replacement ballots. The fraudulent ballots have been handed over to the Pima County Attorney's office for investigation.