Texas Republican Ralph Thurman has been caught voting twice for Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Lt. Governor Lou Patrick offered a whopping million dollars for anyone who found voter fraud and citizen Eric Frank took up the challenge.
Thurman admitted he had voted twice, once in his son’s name. He was sentenced to three years of probation and is banned from voting for four years. After Frank sent the Patrick campaign his evidence, spokesperson Allen Blakemore said they cut him a $25,000 check, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Frank told The Morning News Thursday:
‘It’s my belief that they were trying to get cases of Democrats doing voter fraud. And that just wasn’t the case. This kind of blew up in their face.’
At the time Patrick said, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer:
‘[In] pursuit of voter fraud is not only essential to determine the outcome of this election, it is essential to maintain our democracy and restore faith in future elections.’
Democrats had a lot of fun with Patrick’s great misadventure. Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman will be running for the U.S. Senate. He tweeted as The Times Leader wrote:
‘I got a dude in Forty Fort, PA who tried to have his dead mom vote for Trump. I’d like mine in Sheetz gift cards pls.’
Frank explained when he spoke with The Morning News:
‘Was he looking for a celebrity or a political group as a whole? I don’t know what he meant by bigger fish.’
The Bloomberg News found in its investigation last summer that only 200 cases of voter fraud made it to the courts between the 2018 midterms and the 2020 presidential elections. The news outlet investigating the claims of voter fraud looked at almost half of all the states. As a result, there have been none, nada, zip, zilch, and zero court cases yet.
Mindless of results, Texas and all of the Republican-dominated states have been implementing far-ranging strict laws to place a noose on absentee balloting. The ballot gained most of its popularity during the Coronavirus pandemic, but once tried, people enjoyed its convenience.
Never one to quit, Patrick continues to beat the dead voter fraud horse. He sent out a tweet asking Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) to recall its Congress back once again — for a fourth special session. Texas had the strictest voting laws before it voted in all of these new laws, but that is still not enough for Patrick.
No, he wants great penalties for “illegal voting.” Not only that, give him one of those cute Cyber Ninja voter audits that Arizona had, according to The Texas Tribune. After all, he is only doing that which Trump wants.
‘TX Senate just finished a strong conservative session. But more needs to be done. Senate added felony penalties for illegal voting, but the House cut to a misdemeanor. House needs to pass an election forensic audit bill. I support @GovAbbott calling us back to pass both. #txlege’
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