Pennsylvania man sentenced to 5-year probation after voting in name of dead mother
May 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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WILKES-BARRE, UNITED STATES - 2020/11/04: Employee holds bundles of mail-in ballots to be counted. Pennsylvania mail-in ballots are being counted with about fifty thousand in total, Luzerne County hopes to finish tonight. Media is allowed to document the vote counting process in Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aimee Dilger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
(CNN)A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to casting a vote in the name of his deceased mother in an effort to reelect then-President Donald Trump, according to court records and Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer's office.
Bartman will also lose his right to vote for four years, pursuant to Pennsylvania statute, the district attorney's office said in a news release.
Voter records show that Bartman used Pennsylvania's online voter-registration portal to register both his late mother, Elizabeth Bartman, and his deceased mother-in-law, Elizabeth Weihman, who died in 2019 -- illegally registering both as Republican voters, the district attorney's office said.
Republican state lawmakers across the country have echoed Trump's voting conspiracy theories and, in some cases, advanced new election bills that disproportionately affect Democratic voters.