Trump Supporter Arrested For Requesting Absentee Ballot For Dead Mother
President Donald Trump has worked tirelessly to convince Americans that mail-in voting will lead to rampant voter fraud this election, despite zero evidence to support his claim and the fact that voter fraud is extremely rare.
But attempts at cheating the system happen once in a while, and a recent case in Pennsylvania involves one of Trump’s own supporters, HuffPost reports.
Robert R. Lynn, a registered Republican and Trump supporter in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly requesting an absentee ballot for his mother, who died in 2015.
Lynn, 67, is a resident of Luzerne County, a largely white, working-class, political bellwether that Barack Obama won twice, but which swung hard for Trump in 2016. Lynn is being charged with voter fraud and forgery for faking his deceased mother’s signature on the absentee ballot request form.
According to HuffPost, Lynn’s Facebook timeline reveals that he is a supporter of the president and harsh critic of former Vice President Joe Biden.
Lynn even amplified conservative concerns about the chaos that Pennsylvania’s expanded mail-in voting options could cause, though he does not appear to have reiterated Trump’s claims of widespread fraud.
Lynn is due in court for a hearing on Nov. 5 ― two days after the election. The Republican, who posted $10,000 in bail, could face up to five years in prison and $25,000 in fines.