If the ballot isn’t hers, the GOP senator could be guilty of a crime
A sstate senator posted a photo on social media of what she claimed was her ballot but which election officials say couldn’t possibly be hers, raising questions that she committed a crime by publishing another person’s ballot.
On Monday, Republican state Sen. Justine Wadsack made a post on X, formerly Twitter, telling voters that they had until Tuesday to mail out their ballot.
“Here’s my ballot to use as a guide when filling it out,” Wadsack, a Tucson Republican, wrote along with a photo of a completed ballot. That ballot showed Tucson city council and mayoral races, as well as a ballot measure to amend the city’s charter. But it also included a question about a bond proposal for Tucson Unified School District — an election that Wadsack can’t legally vote in because she’s registered to vote in a different school district.
The Pima County Recorder’s Office confirmed that Wadsack is registered to vote in the Vail Unified School District, and on Wednesday said that the ballot mailed to her would unequivocally not include a ballot question for TUSD.