A Pennsylvania man has been charged with illegally voting in place of his deceased mother during the 2020 general election.
Bartman, a registered Republican, told authorities that he cast the ballot under his mother's name for President Donald Trump.
Records show that Bartman used the state's voter registration system to register his mother, Elizabeth Bartman, who died in 2008, and his mother-in-law Elizabeth Weihman, who died last year, as voters.
He subsequently sent an online request for an absentee ballot for his mother, officials alleged. After receiving a ballot, Bartman filled it out and sent it back to the Bureau of Election, where it was received and recorded on Oct. 28 and counted on Nov. 3.
Bartman was arraigned on Dec. 18 and charged with two counts of perjury and one count of unlawful voting.
"Respecting the integrity of our election process is the sacred duty of every American," District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said in a statement. "Our investigation has determined that Mr. Bartman intentionally and willfully violated our election laws by registering two deceased individuals as voters and completed his criminal acts by requesting and returning an absentee ballot for one of those individuals."
That lawsuit is seeking all available remedies including the possibility to vacate the votes cast by the slate of Democrat electors.
Allegations about election fraud have been repeatedly denied by leading election officials, while critics and members of the media have characterized the claims as “baseless.”
However, a growing number of witnesses and experts have testified about the possibility that a significant proportion of votes were cast and counted in allegedly fraudulent circumstances or in violation of state election codes and the U.S. Constitution.