A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to five years probation after he confessed to illegally projecting his deceased mum’s ballot for president Donald Trump during the 2020 presidential election.
“I had been isolated last year at lockdown,” the defendant advised the court in proceedings originally reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer. “I listened to too much propaganda and also made a stupid mistake.”
Bartman’s attorney, Samuel Stretton, also said his client had left”a very misguided political error” that was”very stupid.”
The judge, for his part, lauded the defendant for acknowledging to his wrongdoing and said that the situation”goes into the heart of our democracy.”
In November 2020it was actually the Trump campaign that pointed out Bartman’s dead mother had somehow cast a ballot. In an interview with The New York Times late last year, Bartman feigned ignorance about the incident and suggested that any voting issues had been attributable to the activities of different Democrats.
Since Law&Crime previously reported, Bartman was detained last year of registering his mother Elizabeth Bartman along with also his mother-in-law Elizabeth Weihman, both who 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 years, respectively, were illegally registered as spouses.
Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer (D) alleged that Bartman was finally only able to cast a vote for his mother.
Using his mother’s driver’s licence number, Bartman obtained the Pennsylvania online voting portal site and registered without incident due to exactly the Stollsteimer named a”defect” in the system which was unable to grab the driver’s permit as belonging to a deceased person.
The DA issued a lengthy statement last December indirectly covering many, spurious claims by Trump and his allies who voter and/or electoral fraud’d run rampant during the 2020 electoral contest between the ineffective 45th president and victorious ultimate President Joe Biden.
Stollsteimer stated in a press release:
While this situation is disturbing in light of the controversial Presidential Election and its wake, it is essential for people to note two things. Firstthis is the only known example of a deceased person voting in our War, conspiracy theories . Furthermore, the prompt prosecution of this case indicates that law enforcement will continue to maintain our election legislation presented with real evidence of fraud and that we will continue to investigate each allegation that comes our way. Second, though this was the very secure election in our lifetimes, the human history indicates that there are always some who will try and criminally cheat any system. The fact that Mr. Bartman managed to enroll two dead individuals through the Commonwealth’s online voter registration procedure must issue our state lawmakers. In the end, the Delaware County Voter Registration Commission can only administer the system our Legislature places in place.
In comments after Bartman’s sentencing, Stollsteimer stated he believed”justice” was”served.”
“There is not public benefit to him being incarcerated,” the district attorney added. “This defendant from the start has taken responsibility for his action, and he has paid the cost for them.”
Though some may dispute if Bartman actually accepted responsibility”from the start” for the deceased mother/mother-in-law voting scandal (since he didn’t), others immediately contrasted his probation punishment to the 5 years in prison that Crystal Mason obtained for unemployment while on supervised release for juvenile tax fraud. Mason did not understand that Texas law forbids convicted felons from voting until they’ve”completely discharged their sentence, including any period of incarceration, parole, or supervision.”
Bruce Bartman, white man in PA who illegally voted for Trump on behalf of his deceased mother, has 5 years probation
Crystal Mason, black lady from TX who whined on supervised release if she did not understand she was helpless, has 5 years
Two justice programs in America pic.twitter.com/5vNHdCefTo
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) May 3, 2021