A Colorado man named Barry Morphew has been accused by prosecutors of submitting a fraudulent ballot in the name of his then-missing wife, Suzanne — who he is now said by prosecutors to have murdered. Barry submitted the ballot in Suzanne’s name in support of Donald Trump, marking another instance of a Trump supporter getting caught committing election fraud. Individual Trump supporters in Pennsylvania, for instance, have been caught (among other offenses) submitting a ballot in the name of their deceased mother and trying to vote in-person under the identity of their son while wearing a ramshackle disguise.
In Colorado, Barry Morphew was arrested over his wife’s murder just this month, and he’s now also facing charges including one felony count of forging public documents and a misdemeanor count of mail-in ballot misuse. As summarized by a Colorado Fox affiliate, “investigators responded to the Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder’s Office after the clerk made a report of alleged voter fraud in October of 2020.” Specifically, what the clerk told investigators is that a ballot in Suzanne Morphew’s name had been submitted despite the fact that she was missing at the time. No signature in Suzanne’s name was present, but Barry was identified as the witness on the ballot.
In April, Barry told FBI agents that he submitted the ballot in Suzanne’s name “just because [he] wanted Trump to win,” adding that he believed that the “other guys” were already cheating in the election, which is obviously in broad terms false. Asked about whether he knew that submitting a ballot in someone else’s name was illegal, Barry claimed that he “didn’t know you couldn’t do that for your spouse.”
In the time since exiting the presidency, Trump has continued to push the lie that he was the rightful winner of the 2020 presidential election and claimed that systematic fraud was responsible for swinging the race to Biden, despite the fact that no legitimate evidence in support of Trump’s fraud claims has ever emerged anywhere in the country.