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'To Show His Support,' Trump Fan Cast Illegal Ballot

Bruce Bartman, 70, charged with voting as dead mother in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania supporter of President Trump has been charged with perjury and unlawful voting after allegedly casting a vote for his dead mother. Prosecutors say Bruce Bartman actually registered two dead women to vote as Republicans in Nether Providence Township in advance of the presidential election: his mother Elizabeth Bartman,...

Ex-Cop Pulls Gun in Hunt for 'Fake Ballots': Report

Mark Anthony Aguirre is facing up to 20 years in prison

(Newser) - An ex-police captain was charged Tuesday after allegedly stopping a man at gunpoint in Texas and accusing him of voter fraud, CNN reports. Prosecutors say Mark Anthony Aguirre, 63, was even paid over $260,000 for his work. "He crossed the line from dirty politics to commission of a...

Tucker Carlson Sorry for Falsely Claiming Dead Man Voted

It was actually the man's wife, who is still alive, Fox News host admits

(Newser) - Make no mistake: Tucker Carlson still believes that a lot of ballots belonging to dead voters were cast in the 2020 election. But for at least one dead voter, the Fox News host admitted he got it wrong. "We've got some good news tonight, and an apology. One...

Trumpers File 15 Suits in One State Alone

'Accusing people of fraud is a pretty big step'

(Newser) - During a Pennsylvania court hearing this week on one of the many election lawsuits brought by President Trump, a judge asked a campaign lawyer whether he had found any signs of fraud from among the 592 ballots challenged, the AP reports. The answer was no. "Accusing people of fraud...

Sources: USPS Worker Admits Making Up Election Fraud Allegations

But he denies that in his own update on the case

(Newser) - The United States Postal Service worker who claimed a postmaster in Erie, Pa., told employees to backdate ballots that were mailed after Election Day has admitted he made up the allegations, sources tell the Washington Post . The claim, which has been cited by top Republicans including Lindsey Graham as evidence...

Barr's Memo to Prosecutors on Election Fraud Is Controversial

He tells DOJ to go ahead and probe election fraud claims

(Newser) - Attorney General William Barr has authorized federal prosecutors across the US to pursue “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities, if they exist, before the 2020 presidential election is certified, despite no evidence of widespread fraud. Barr’s action comes days after Joe Biden defeated President Trump and raises the prospect...

The AP Finds 'Real Reason' for Voter-Fraud Allegations

Proof isn't really the point, they say

(Newser) - The Trump campaign's strategy to file a barrage of lawsuits challenging Joe Biden's win is more about providing President Trump with an off-ramp for a loss he can’t quite grasp and less about changing the election’s outcome, according to senior officials, campaign aides and allies who...

Obama Targets Trump's Version of Masculinity

Joe Biden and President Trump also hit the campaign trail

(Newser) - Barack Obama blasted President Trump as egotistical and incompetent during a campaign event in Flint, Michigan, the AP reports. The former president spoke Saturday at a drive-in rally at his first joint campaign event with Joe Biden. Obama told the crowd that Trump "cares about feeding his ego" while...

Trump: To Test Absentee System, Try to Vote Twice

President was asked about North Carolina's absentee system

(Newser) - When asked by North Carolina news station WECT whether he was confident in the state's absentee voting system, President Trump on Wednesday appeared to suggest that, in order to test said system, voters should attempt to vote twice and see how it goes. His answer:
  • "Well, they'll

GOP Rep Charged With Voter Fraud

Steve Watkins allegedly listed UPS postal box as his residence

(Newser) - A freshman Kansas congressman who had listed a UPS postal box as his residence on a state voter registration form was charged Tuesday with three felonies, including illegal voting, the AP reports. The charges against GOP Rep. Steve Watkins came three weeks before the state's Aug. 4 primary election...

Trump: 'Twitter Is Now Interfering' in Election

President hits back at social media company after it flags his tweets

(Newser) - President Trump is hitting back hard at Twitter after the social media company started flagging his tweets about mail-in voting. The tech giant "is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election. They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect,...

Republican Party Sues California Over Mail-In Voting

RNC wants to block Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee is not OK with California's plan to send every resident a mail-in ballot for the November election and is now suing over what it calls an "illegal power grab" by the governor. The RNC, along with the National Republican Congressional Committee and the California...

Surprise Testimony From Candidate's Son: I Warned Dad

NC elections board weighing the validity of Mark Harris' victory in House race

(Newser) - Not the usual kind of testimony heard before a state elections board: "I love my dad and I love my mom," John Harris told North Carolina officials Wednesday. "I certainly have no vendetta against them, no family scores to settle, OK? I think they made mistakes in...

Judge Affirms 5-Year Sentence for Casting Illegal Vote

'Prison is a lot closer for her today,' Crystal Mason’s lawyer says

(Newser) - Civil rights advocates see this as a tale of two voters. Crystal Mason, who is black, was sentenced to five years in prison for casting a ballot in Tarrant County, Texas, in 2016 while being a felon under supervision. Terri Lynn Rote, who is white, was sentenced to two years’...

She Didn't Even Want to Vote. Now She's Going to Jail for It

Convicted felon who'd been on supervised release says she didn't know she couldn't vote

(Newser) - Crystal Mason cast her vote in the 2016 presidential election just like millions of other Americans—but unlike millions of other Americans, the Texas woman was a convicted felon, and on Wednesday she was sentenced to five years for that vote in Tarrant County. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Mason,...

Trump Scraps His Own Controversial Commission

Voter fraud panel had a short and troubled existence

(Newser) - President Trump's controversial voter fraud commission is history after holding a grand total of two meetings. The White House says the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity—set up last year to investigate Trump's claims that millions of people illegally voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016—is being...

Voter-Fraud Commission May Have Broken Law

Letter to states asking for voter data apparently didn't go through proper channels

(Newser) - President Trump has long contended that "millions" of illegal voters marred the November election, despite no evidence to support that belief, and the commission he's approved to shake out voter fraud has been hitting some roadblocks. The latest obstacle: the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity may have...

'Go Jump in the Gulf,' Miss. Tells Trump Commission

States resisting White House request for voter data

(Newser) - More states are pushing back against a Trump administration request for personal voter information, with Mississippi's secretary of state saying the voting-fraud commission can "go jump in the Gulf of Mexico," Mediaite reports. Delbert Hosemann said on Friday that his office had not yet received a letter...

States Defying Trump Request for Voter Data

Commission on voting fraud wants voter histories, party affiliations, more

(Newser) - President Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud during the 2016 election is asking states for a list of the names, party affiliations, addresses, and voting histories of all voters, if state law allows it to be public, the AP reports. A letter sent Wednesday from the Presidential Advisory Commission...

Trump Launches Commission to Investigate Voter Fraud

He claims, without evidence, that millions voted illegally

(Newser) - President Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election, the AP reports. The White House said the president's "Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" would...

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