September 30, 2022

Trump supporter charged with voter fraud for voting in deceased mother’s name

As President Donald Trump and his attorneys continue to fight in various courts of law to prove allegations of widespread voter and ballot fraud taking place in the 2020 election, a case out of Pennsylvania suggests that fraudulent voter activities took place on both sides.

According to the Daily Caller, a Pennsylvania voter will be charged with two counts of perjury and one count of unlawful voting after he used the credentials of his deceased mother and deceased mother-in-law to request ballots in order to cast a vote for Trump. 

Two women, Elizabeth Bartman and Elizabeth Weihman, were registered as Republican voters for the 2020 election, but authorities eventually discovered that both women were deceased. They were registered by 70-year-old Bruce Bartman, who claimed he committed the voter fraud out of frustration.

“In his political frustration, he chose to do something stupid,” Bartman’s lawyer said. “And for that he is very sorry.”

Technically speaking, Bartman only voted for Trump under his mother’s credentials, which he admitted was illegal, but only registered his mother-in-law’s information and didn’t cast a vote under her name as well. Bartman was able to register his deceased mother’s voter information online using her driver’s license and as a result, was able to request an absentee ballot, according to a report from Law and Crime.

District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer was quick to issue a statement assuring the public that Bartman’s illegal voter activity was only an isolated case and not proof of any type of widespread voter fraud in the state of Pennsylvania.

“For all the conspiracy theorists out there, this case today does not represent widespread voter fraud,” Stollsteimer said. “This case was evidence that one person committed voter fraud by casting an improper and illegal ballot.”

Bartman was apparently summoned to appear in court last week and was released on an unsecured $100,000 bond. First Assistant District Attorney Tanner Rouse said that out of the hundreds of calls his office fielded about claims of voter fraud, Bartman’s case was the only valid tip.

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