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Franklin Town Clerk Resigns After Mail-In-Vote-Counting Problems In September 1 Primary

September 15, 2020

The town clerk in Franklin, Massachusetts has announced her resignation after problems arose when counting votes in the state’s September 1 primary election.

Teresa Burr’s resignation will take effect on Friday, September 18. It comes after Franklin had about 3,000 uncounted votes two days after the election ended — even though Burr initially told Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin’s office there were only about 600 left. The undercount involved mail-in votes.

“I want to assure every resident that my performance over the past few months for this election was not intentional, nor have I ever conspired to deprive any voter of their ability to cast a ballot and have that ballot counted as part of an election,” Burr wrote in her resignation letter, according to WCVB-TV Channel 5. “Any oversights that I made during this election cycle are due to the many challenges this election has brought upon myself. I believe it is in the best interest of the community to have a new leadership team in place.”

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