As a company owned by a supporter of Donald Trump recounts Arizona ballots, only a handful of votes throughout the country were found to be illegal. Is it any surprise that most of those were by Trump voters? Take a look at this man.
A 70-year-old-man voted for the ex-president using his dead mother’s name. The Pennsylvania man appeared in court, saying that it was “a stupid mistake.” No argument there.
Bruce Bartman was sentenced to five years of probation. He told Common Pleas Court Judge George Pagano, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer:
‘I was isolated last year in lockdown. I listened to too much propaganda and made a stupid mistake.’
In court, Bartman pled guilty to two felony counts of perjury and one count of unlawful voting. District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said, according to The Newsweek magazine:
‘There’s not public benefit to him being incarcerated. This defendant from the beginning has accepted responsibility for his actions, and he has paid the price for them.’
Bartman and two other Pennsylvanian men were accused of committing voter fraud. Ralph Thurman’s, Chester County, and Richard Lynn’s, Luzerne County, cases were still pending, according to the Inquirer.
Bartman said that his mother, Elizabeth Bartman, died 12 years ago, according to the Philly Voice. Not only did the Philadelphia man vote in his mother’s name, he also tried to vote in his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Weinman’s name. He used his mother’s driver’s license to vote online and his mother-in-law’s Social Security number to try. The latter one failed.
Elizabeth Bartman’s registration was flagged when the state’s voting system showed her as deceased. Even so, the 70-year-old man still pursued. He sent back a letter claiming she was alive. A social media rumor set off an investigation. A formal complaint was also sent to his country’s Board of Elections.
The result of that investigation was that the man had indeed voted using his dead mother’s name. Bartman pled guilty to registering both dead women as Republicans last August. He apologized to the court:
‘[This was] a very misguided political mistake, and very stupid.’
The judge gave him five years of probation and took away his right to vote for four years. He also made Bartman ineligible for jury duty.
Meanwhile, Trump told a group of his fans at Mar-a-Lago in Florida about the Arizona “audit:”
‘Let’s see what they find. I wouldn’t be surprised if they found thousands and thousands and thousands of votes, so we’re going to watch that very closely.’
Trump has been fixated on his wrong-headed assertion that somehow the election had been “stolen” from him. Perhaps, he has convinced himself of this, because being a loser was the worst result his father condemned. Who knows?
The ex-president claimed there was widespread voter fraud. Based upon those assertions, Maricopa County, Arizona, Republicans have been hard at work trying to overturn President Joe Biden’s win. They have been using the bizarre company’s secret audit system of counting 2.1 million real ballots. Should that attempt be successful, the tact could repeat in other states with state Republican legislators.
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