- A Pennsylvania man who used his useless mom’s identify to vote for Trump mentioned “an excessive amount of propaganda” was responsible.
- Bruce Bartman, 70, plead responsible to illegal voting and perjury on Friday, in response to the AP.
- Bartman was sentenced to 5 years of probation.
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A Pennsylvania man who used his useless mom’s identify to vote for former President Donald Trump in final yr’s presidential election blamed “an excessive amount of propaganda.”
Bruce Bartman on Friday plead responsible to 1 depend of illegal voting and two counts of perjury, in response to the Related Press. The 70-year-old was sentenced to 5 years probation. He’s additionally barred from voting for 4 years and he cannot serve on a jury, the report mentioned.
In courtroom, Bartman apologised to the choose for his crimes and mentioned he made a mistake.
“I used to be remoted final yr in lockdown,” Bartman mentioned in Delaware County Frequent Pleas Court docket, in response to the Philadelphia Inquirer.“I listened to an excessive amount of propaganda and made a silly mistake.”
Bartman was accused of registering his deceased mom and mother-in-law on Pennsylvania on-line voter registration portal final August. He efficiently forged a poll in his mom’s identify to vote for Trump and different Republicans, Insider’s Jacob Shamsian beforehand reported.
Bartman was charged in December within the midst of Trump’s baseless claims about voter fraud within the presidential election.
Based on the Philadelphia Inquirer, Bartman’s lawyer doubled down on his shopper’s remarks saying his actions have been “a really misguided political mistake, and really silly” in courtroom on Friday.
In an interview with Insider in December, Stretton mentioned his shopper thought he was collaborating in “civil disobedience” by illegally voting on behalf of his mom.
“He was offended at individuals criticising the president and complaining concerning the election course of, and he wished to do what he thought of civil disobedience by registering his mom and voting her,” Stretton beforehand informed Insider. “In fact, he was wildly mistaken.”