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A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to voter fraud charges after he illegally cast a ballot for former President Trump using his dead mother's name during the 2020 presidential election.
Bruce Bartman, 70, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of perjury and one count of unlawful voting and was sentenced to five years of probation, according. In addition, he will not be allowed to vote in an election for four years and is no longer eligible to serve on a jury.
He apologized for his actions and blamed his decision on consuming false claims about the election.
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"I was isolated last year in lockdown," Bartman told the judge. "I listened to too much propaganda and made a stupid mistake."
His attorney, Samuel Stretton, described his behavior as "a very misguided political mistake, and very stupid," according
Common Pleas Court Judge George Pagano described the case as one that "goes to the heart of our democracy" and commended Bartman for accepting responsibility for his action.
Bartman, of Marple Township, used the driver's license of his mother Elizabeth Bartman, to register her to vote online, and then requested and filled out an absentee ballot in her name, prosecutors said.
Elizabeth Bartman died in 2008 and the state's voter system correctly flagged the fraudulent registration of a deceased person. However, Bartman signed a document and sent it back asserting that she was still alive.
Pennsylvania man who admitted to casting Trump vote for dead mother sentenced to probation
A Pennsylvania man who admitted to casting a ballot on behalf of his dead mother for former President Donald Trump was sentenced to five years of probation. © Provided by Washington Examiner Bruce Bartman, 70, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of perjury and one count of unlawful voting. His sentence will bar him from voting in an election for four years, and he will no longer be eligible to serve on a jury. DOMINION ACCUSES POWELL OF LYING FOR FINANCIAL GAIN AND FAME“I was isolated last year in lockdown. I listened to too much propaganda and made a stupid mistake,” he told the judge.
He repeated the process for his deceased mother-in-law, Elizabeth Weihman, using her Social Security number but did not ultimately case a ballot in her name.
Local investigators said they began investigating when rumors began circulating about a ballot being illegally cast on social media. A complaint was eventually filed to the Delaware County Board of Elections, the Inquirer reported, and a task force was able to find evidence of a possible crime.
in December and was one of three Pennsylvania men accused of committing fraud to vote for Trump. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the other two criminal cases are still pending.
Now-President Biden beat Trump in they Keystone State by more than 80,000 votes, helping him secure the necessary 270 electoral votes needed for the White House.
Trump and his campaign officials launched aattempting to overturn the results but statewide investigations have shown their claims about widespread voter fraud were false.
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Investigators discovered that Bruce Bartman used the driver's license of his dead mother to register her to vote online, and filled out an absentee ballot in her name. At the time of voting, his mother, Elizabeth Bartman, had been dead for 12 years, the Philly Voice reported. Bartman also attempted to do the same for his deceased mother-in-law, Elizabeth Weihman, using her Social Security number. However, he did not cast a ballot for Weihman.