‘I Listened to Too Much Propaganda’: Trump Voter Gets Probation Following Voting for His Dead Mother and Punishes Another Dead Woman as a Republican at Pa..
A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to five years probation after he confessed to illegally casting his deceased mother’s ballot for former president Donald Trump during the 2020 presidential election.
Bartman apologized for his behavior and pleaded guilty to two counts of perjury and one count of unlawful voting.
“I was isolated annually at lockdown,” the suspect advised the court in proceedings initially documented by The Philadelphia Inquirer. “I listened to a lot of propaganda and also made a stupid mistake.”
Bartman’s lawyer, Samuel Stretton, said his client had left”a very stern political error” which has been”very stupid.”
The judge, for his part, lauded the suspect for admitting to his own wrongdoing and said that the case”goes to the heart of our democracy.”
In November 2020it was really the Trump effort that pointed out Bartman’s dead mother had somehow cast a ballot.
As Law&Crime formerly mentioned, Bartman was accused last year of enrolling his mum Elizabeth Bartman and also his mother-in-law Elizabeth Weihman, both of whom were dead at the time, through the Keystone State’s online voter registration procedure.
Each of those deceased women, who had been dead for some 12 and two decades, respectively, were registered as mates.
Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer (D) alleged that Bartman was ultimately just able to cast a vote because of his mother.
With his mother’s driver’s license number, Bartman accessed the Pennsylvania online voting portal and enrolled without incident due to exactly the Stollsteimer named a”defect” in the system which was not able to grab the motorist’s license as belonging to a deceased individual.
The DA issued a lengthy announcement last December indirectly covering many, spurious claims by Trump and his allies that voter and/or electoral fraud’d run rampant throughout the 2020 electoral contest between the unsuccessful 45th president and victorious ultimate President Joe Biden.
Stollsteimer said in a press release:
Although this case is disturbing in light of the contentious Presidential Election and its wake, it is essential for the public to notice two things. Firstthis is the only known case of a deceased individual voting in the nation, conspiracy theories . Furthermore, the immediate custody of this case indicates that law enforcement can continue to uphold our election laws presented with actual evidence of fraud and that we will continue to investigate each allegation that that comes our way. Second, though this is the very protected election in our lifetimes, human history indicates that there are always some who will try and criminally cheat almost any system. The fact that Mr. Bartman was able to register two dead individuals through the Commonwealth’s online voter registration procedure should issue our state lawmakers. In the end, the Delaware County Voter Registration Commission can simply administer the system our Legislature puts in place.
In remarks after Bartman’s Legislation, Stollsteimer said he believed”justice” had been”served.”
“There’s not public advantage to him being incarcerated,” the district attorney added. “This suspect from the beginning has taken responsibility for his activities, and he’s paid the cost for them.”
Though some might dispute whether Bartman really accepted responsibility”in the beginning” for the dead mother/mother-in-law voting scandal (because he did not ), others instantly contrasted his probation punishment to the 5 decades in prison which Crystal Mason received for unemployment while on supervised release for felony tax fraud. Mason did not understand that Texas law forbids convicted felons from voting until they have”completely discharged their sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision.”
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