Weeks of President Trump baseless complaining about dead voters casting ballots for Joe Biden in Pennsylvania has culminated in … one registered Republican’s poor attempt at proving his loyalty to the sitting president by casting a ballot in the name of his deceased mother.
Prosecutors in Pennsylvania announced on Monday that a man allegedly committed voter fraud when he registered both his deceased mother and mother-in-law in the state’s online voter registration portal.
Prosecutors said that the registered Republican committed fraud by casting an absentee ballot in the name of his deceased mother for Trump — which disproves the president’s endless complaints of dead voters supposedly handing President-elect Joe Biden a win in the swing state.
“Our investigation has determined that Mr. Bartman intentionally and willfully violated our election laws by registering two deceased individuals as voters and completed his criminal acts by requesting and returning an Absentee Ballot for one of those individuals, his own mother, who died in 2008,” prosecutors said in a press release Monday.
According to prosecutors, the absentee ballot cast under the name of Bartman’s mother was counted in the Nov. 3 general election.
Bartman admitted that he registered his deceased relatives for the sake of re-electing Trump.
Is this our first documented case of an actual ballot cast in the name of a verified dead person in the Philly region during the 2020 election? Note: The man was caught and charged by authorities. He also cast the fraudulent ballot for Trump. pic.twitter.com/zwCLKbfiUQ
— Jeremy Roebuck (@jeremyrroebuck) December 21, 2020
In a press conference on Monday, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer made clear that Bartman’s fraudulent move to salvage Trump’s presidency was isolated.
Stollsteimer said that he highlighted the fraudulent pro-Trump vote due to “all of the controversy” regarding the 2020 presidential election and that the case is not being prosecuted simply because of who he casted the ballots for. The “controversy” consists of Republicans’ bogus claims of widespread voter fraud in an effort to nurse Trump’s wounds of defeat.
“The team of investigators and prosecutors you see here are mixed, both Republicans and Democrats. It matters not a whit to us who he voted for,” Stollsteimer said. “If he had voted for Joe Biden, or if he had written in Donald Duck or Mickey Mouse, we would still be prosecuting this case because this is a violation of the integrity of the American electoral process.”