A ballot cast in the name of his deceased wife ‘gave some weight’…

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A ballot cast in the name of his deceased wife ‘gave some weight’ to voter fraud charges, according to a Nevada man. Officials now claim he was the perpetrator.

The office of Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford stated Thursday that Donald Kirk Hartle of Las Vegas, Nevada, has been charged with two counts of voter fraud in connection with the 2020 general election.

According to the criminal complaint, after voting himself, Hartle, 55, used his deceased wife’s identity on a second mail-in ballot to vote twice.

According to Hartle, his wife, Rosemarie Hartle, died of breast cancer in 2017.

The office of Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford stated Thursday that Donald Kirk Hartle of Las Vegas, Nevada, has been charged with two counts of voter fraud in connection with the 2020 general election.

According to the criminal complaint, after voting himself, Hartle, 55, used his deceased wife’s identity on a second mail-in ballot to vote twice.

According to Hartle, his wife, Rosemarie Hartle, died of breast cancer in 2017.

Rosemarie’s name remained on an active voters list after her death, according to a KLAS investigation. In 2020, she received a ballot as a result of a new state legislation requiring all counties to provide a mail-in ballot to every registered voter.

Despite Hartle’s assertion that the ballot was never delivered to their house, the county got the full ballot with a signature that matched their records, officials said KLAS.

“Voter fraud is uncommon, but when it does occur, it undermines public confidence in our electoral system and will not be accepted by my office,” Ford said in a statement. “I want to emphasize that our office will investigate any legitimate charges of voting fraud and attempt to prosecute any violators.”

According to the Nevada attorney general’s office, both of Hartle’s offenses, voting under the name of another person and voting more than once in the same election, are punishable by up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The date of his first court appearance has been set for November 18.




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