Officials finally found a case of a dead person voting, accusing a Republican of pretending to be his dead mom to vote for Trump

  

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Via:  sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom  •  4 weeks ago  •  30 comments

By:   jshamsian@insider.com (Jacob Shamsian) 21 hrs ago (MSN)

Officials finally found a case of a dead person voting, accusing a Republican of pretending to be his dead mom to vote for Trump
Bruce Bartman pretended to be his dead mom to cast a ballot for President Donald Trump, who lost the state anyway, prosecutors said.

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Officials finally found a case of a dead person voting, accusing a Republican of pretending to be his dead mom to vote for Trump© SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump in Arlington, Virginia, on November 3. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

  • Bruce Bartman, a 70-year-old from Delaware County, Pennsylvania, has been charged with voter fraud.
  • He pretended to be his dead mom to vote for President Donald Trump in the 2020 election and registered his dead mother-in-law to vote, prosecutors said.
  • Prosecutors said it was the only voter-fraud case they found after hundreds of tips.
  • Voter fraud is extremely rare in the US, but Republicans have claimed it's a major problem and sought to pass laws restricting voting.

Officials have found a case of a dead person voting.

Bruce Bartman has been charged with unlawful voting and perjury over allegations that he pretended to be his dead mother to cast a ballot in the November election for President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer announced the charges in a press release Monday. Bartman was arraigned Friday and released on $100,000 bail, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. If convicted on all charges, the 70-year-old Bartman could spend up to 19 years in prison.

"This is the only known case of a 'dead person' voting in our county, conspiracy theories notwithstanding," Stollsteimer said in a statement. "Further, the prompt prosecution of this case shows that law enforcement will continue to uphold our election laws whenever presented with actual evidence of fraud and that we will continue to investigate every allegation that that comes our way."

Prosecutors said Bartman registered two dead people - his mother, Elizabeth Bartman, and his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Weihman - as Republican voters in August. He used the state's online voter-registration portal, which allows residents to register to vote using their driver's license number or the last four digits of their Social Security number, prosecutors said.

He used his mother-in-law's Social Security number to register, which was flagged in the state system as belonging to someone who is dead, prosecutors added, but the software sent a letter addressed to her to confirm whether she was alive. Bartman lied on the form and pretended to be Weihman, prosecutors said, but ultimately did not request an absentee ballot in her name.

Bartman also registered his dead mother to vote and ultimately successfully cast a ballot for Trump and other Republicans in her name, prosecutors said.

Voter fraud is extremely rare in the US. A database maintained by the conservative Heritage Foundation found only 193 convicted cases of voter fraud between 2000 and 2020, during which about 250 million votes were cast. Republicans frequently make baseless claims that voter fraud has a larger scope and scale, while pushing for laws that would make it harder for people to vote.

"For all the conspiracy theorists out there, this case today does not represent widespread voter fraud," Stollsteimer told The Philadelphia Inquirer. "This case was evidence that one person committed voter fraud by casting an improper and illegal ballot."

President-elect Joe Biden won Delaware County by about 78,000 votes and won the overall popular vote by about 7 million votes. Trump and his political allies have filed 40 lawsuits challenging election results - some of them alleging fraud - and none of them have succeeded.

In Delaware County, a task force composed of prosecutors, detectives, and other investigators has looked into voter-fraud complaints made to the board of elections.

Out of the hundreds of tips it received, Bartman was the only one that was substantiated, First Assistant District Attorney Tanner Rouse told The Inquirer.

"In the hundreds of calls we received and the hundreds of visits we made, we only found one instance of malfeasance, and that was Mr. Bartman," Rouse said. "And he will be prosecuted."

Samuel Stretton, Bartman's lawyer, told The Inquirer his client took responsibility for his actions.

"In his political frustration, he chose to do something stupid," Stretton told The Inquirer. "And for that he is very sorry."


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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    4 weeks ago

This should make Donald Trump happy.  Authorities finally found an incident of a dead person voting!  Of course the dead lady voted a straight GOP ticket.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    4 weeks ago

Why does it seem that when this sort of thing is found to have happened, it is always someone that is a registered republican?

 
 
 
evilgenius
1.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.1    4 weeks ago

It most often seems the case. 

 
 
 
Gordy327
1.2  Gordy327  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    4 weeks ago

I guess this affirms Trump's claim of election fraud-caused by Republicans. Um, oops, Lol

 
 
 
Kavika
2  Kavika     4 weeks ago

There it is, fraud/illegal voting, crooked voting machines it's all there for the public to see. Overturn all the results in the swing states, we caught them red-handed. Oh, it was a republican....FAKE NEWS.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
2.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Kavika @2    4 weeks ago
Oh, it was a republican....FAKE NEWS.

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JohnRussell
3  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago
Authorities finally found an incident of a dead person voting!  Of course the dead lady voted a straight GOP ticket.

WE DEMAND AN INVESTIGATION !  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
3.1  Ozzwald  replied to  JohnRussell @3    4 weeks ago
WE DEMAND AN INVESTIGATION !

Based on case law of "Giuliana vs Reality", shouldn't Trump start demanding that all Republican ballots be thrown out?

 
 
 
evilgenius
3.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Ozzwald @3.1    4 weeks ago

It's hard to follow the logic, but the First Law of Ghouliani states - Trump good <-> Not Trump bad. The Second Law of Ghouliani states - He who smelled it - dealt it. 

 
 
 
Kavika
3.1.2  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @3.1.1    4 weeks ago
It's hard to follow the logic,

Ghouliani + RW logic = Sidney Powell.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
3.1.3  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  evilgenius @3.1.1    4 weeks ago
He who smelled it - dealt it

Ha!  Now there's a phrase I forgot ever existed.  But now I'm curious, was this:

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...from the hearing, or the smelling, or both?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
3.1.4  Ozzwald  replied to  evilgenius @3.1.1    4 weeks ago

It's hard to follow the logic, but the First Law of Ghouliani states - Trump good <-> Not Trump bad. The Second Law of Ghouliani states - He who smelled it - dealt it. 

Don't forget the 3rd law of Giuliani,...

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MrFrost
3.1.5  MrFrost  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @3.1.3    4 weeks ago

512

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
3.1.6  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  MrFrost @3.1.5    4 weeks ago

Birds, feathers, etc...

 
 
 
Split Personality
4  Split Personality    4 weeks ago

The question remains;

Will TX LT Governor Dan Patrick pay PA LT Governor Fetterman the $10K per voter fraud offer Dan patrick made or will he keep ignoring the PA Lt Governor who provided two cases of Republican voters behaving badly, Bartman being one of them, back on November 10th

Fetterman has appeared on CNN, MSNBC and late night TV shows highlighting several cases of dumb people trying to vote twice for Trump through various schemes.

He continues to troll Patrick for the reward which started at a million, then dropped to $25K, then to $10K.

CMTSU

 
 
 
Split Personality
4.1  Split Personality  replied to  Split Personality @4    4 weeks ago

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
4.2  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Split Personality @4    4 weeks ago

Dan Patrick also volunteered to sacrifice himself for the greater good.  He's welching on all kinds of promises...

 
 
 
devangelical
4.3  devangelical  replied to  Split Personality @4    4 weeks ago

I'm sure he's as good for that money as any of his political heroes would be. /s

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
5  Hal A. Lujah    4 weeks ago

LOCK HIM UP!!

LOCK HIM UP!!

LOCK HIM UP!!

 
 
 
devangelical
5.1  devangelical  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @5    4 weeks ago

... and another trump pardon candidate joins the queue ...

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
5.1.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  devangelical @5.1    4 weeks ago

He was just testing the system like Trump told him to.

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.2  Texan1211  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @5    4 weeks ago
LOCK HIM UP!! LOCK HIM UP!!

Psst............pssttt.........you're a little late there.

Bartman was arraigned Friday and released on $100,000 bail, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
5.2.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Texan1211 @5.2    4 weeks ago

Thank you Capt. Obvious.  Sarcasm eludes you once again.

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @5.2.1    4 weeks ago

You're welcome!

Glad  to help!

 
 
 
TᵢG
6  TᵢG    4 weeks ago
Voter fraud is extremely rare in the US. A database maintained by the conservative Heritage Foundation found only 193 convicted cases of voter fraud between 2000 and 2020, during which about 250 million votes were cast. Republicans frequently make baseless claims that voter fraud has a larger scope and scale, while pushing for laws that would make it harder for people to vote.

Yet remaining Trump sycophants are claiming that the voter fraud that took place in this election resulted in a 306 to 232 electoral win.   A claim that more than 38 electoral votes were stolen from Trump.    And the outrageous claims have no supporting evidence that would cause any change in the election.

Those who think Trump legitimately won this election should be embarrassed.   They need to break free of simply accepting whatever Trump claims and draw conclusions from evidence and facts.   Cease the pathetic idol worship.

 
 
 
Gordy327
6.1  Gordy327  replied to  TᵢG @6    4 weeks ago
Those who think Trump legitimately won this election should be embarrassed.  

I get the feeling they're not smart enough to know they should be embarrassed.

They need to break free of simply accepting whatever Trump claims and draw conclusions from evidence and facts.

Well, you know how well that's going to go jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

   Cease the pathetic idol worship.

Indeed. It only serves to make one irrational.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  TᵢG @6    4 weeks ago

Trump gave those 38 EV's away by just being himself.

 
 
 
MalamuteMan
6.3  MalamuteMan  replied to  TᵢG @6    4 weeks ago
They need to break free of simply accepting whatever Trump claims and draw conclusions from evidence and facts

Evidence and facts... what a concept...

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
7  Thrawn 31    4 weeks ago

Well fuck, there it is folks! There is that MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD! Some old dude in virginia trying to vote for trump.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Thrawn 31 @7    4 weeks ago

As it is a felony to do what he did, perfect karma would be him ending up as Trump's cellmate.

 
 
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