Two Pennsylvania women face voter fraud charges after each allegedly tried to cast a mail-in ballot on behalf of their mothers in the 2020 election.
The problem is: both mothers are dead.
Prosecutors say the system caught the fraud before it was committed.
The suspects are Danielle Elaine Dooner and Melissa Ann Fisher. They are reportedly charged with third degree misdemeanors.
Fisher's mother died on Sept. 21, 2020 but Fisher allegedly signed a declaration claiming to be her mother when attempting to vote after the mom's death. Fisher is quoted as telling reporters "It was nothing intentional."
Prosecutors apparently went to great lengths to root out alleged fraud. Authorities say detectives obtained DNA samples from ballots and voters, took handwriting samples, served search warrants for IP addresses for electronic mail-in ballot application submission, and reviewed surveillance video, among other steps.
No such known detective work was conducted in dozens of cases of allegations of widespread fraud around the country in the 2020 election.
Prior to the arrests of the two women, a Pennsylvania man received five years probation for casting an illegal ballot on behalf of his dead mother. Bruce Bartman called it "a stupid mistake."
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