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Press Release

Statement from United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling & FBI Special Agent in Charge Joseph R. Bonavolonta

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

“Today the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Office made us aware of the attempted ballot box arson that occurred overnight in Boston. Federal authorities are now investigating this matter. For the next several weeks, it is a top priority of our offices to help maintain the integrity of the election process in Massachusetts by aggressively enforcing federal election laws.

Voters in Massachusetts can feel confident in the success of the information sharing protocols that we have established with our local, state and federal election security partners in advance of the 2020 election. 

We remain fully committed to working with these partners to protect our communities as Americans exercise their right to vote. Help from the public is also vital to our effort. We encourage members of the public to remain vigilant and immediately report any suspicious, election-related activity to us.”

Updated October 25, 2020