Nevada man facing criminal charges for casting ballot of his dead wife in 2020 election

Donald Kirk Hartle, a Nevada man, is facing criminal for casting the ballot of his dead wife in the 2020 election.

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford (D) said “Hartle, 55, of Las Vegas, has been charged with two voter fraud crimes in relation to the 2020 general election: Voting Using Name of Another Person and Voting More Than Once at Same Election, both category D felonies. According to the criminal complaint, on or between Oct. 26, 2020 and Oct. 30, 2020, the defendant voted twice, including once in the name of Rosemarie Hartle.”

“Both charges are punishable by a prison term of up to four years, as well as a fine of up to $5,000. The defendant’s initial court appearance is set for Nov. 18, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., in the Las Vegas Township Justice Court,” the press release adds.

“Our office takes voter fraud very seriously,” said Secretary of State Barbara K. Cegavske. “Our Securities Division worked hard to bring this case to a close.”

Per The Hill “Nevada was one of several swing states that former President Trump and his allies have alleged fraud in after President Biden won the state in 2020. Biden won 50 percent of the vote in the state over Trump’s 47.7 percent; Trump narrowly lost the state in 2016.”