Man who claimed dead wife’s mail-in ballot showed voter fraud accused of voting twice https://www.8newsnow.com/i-team/i-t...t-showed-voter-fraud-accused-of-voting-twice/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...ed-his-dead-wife-is-charged-with-voter-fraud/ "AS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas man is accused of forging his dead wife’s signature on her ballot, mailing it in and then claiming it had been stolen, prosecutors said. The I-Team was first to report that man is now facing charges. Donald “Kirk” Hartle, 55, faces two charges relating to the 2020 election, records showed. The charges come after an investigation from the Secretary of State’s Office, which investigates any voter fraud allegations in connection with the Nevada Attorney General’s Office. Rosemarie Hartle, of Las Vegas, died in 2017 at age 52 from breast cancer, Kirk Hartle, told the I-Team in November. A ballot for Rosemarie was issued in October and later received by the county, but Kirk said the ballot never came to his house. The I-Team found even though Rosemarie died in 2017, her name appeared on the active voter list. Rosemarie’s signature matched what Clark County officials had on records, officials said, and the vote was counted. “That is pretty sickening to me to be honest with you,” Kirk Hartle told the I-Team in an interview last year. “It was disbelief. It made no sense to me, but it lent some credence to what you’ve been hearing in the media about these possibilities and now it makes me wonder how pervassive is this?” “Have you started to think about the possibilities here?” the I-Team’s David Charns asked Kirk Hartle in November. “If it was taken in the mail? If it was taken from your mailbox? Have you started to think about that?” “I’ve wondered about how that could have happened,” he said. “Do you have any speculation?” Charns asked. Hartle laughed and said, “I don’t.”" I came across this story and find it fascinating. If the charges are true what would possess a middle aged business executive to try this voter fraud stunt? The amount of fraud is a single vote so he should know that it will not affect the election outcome but now he faces 2 felonies counts of 4 years each and up to $5000 in fines. I would also guess there is a good chance he would lose his job if convicted. This one action could ruin his life. Was it simply for the fame? Apparently he approached the news network to do interviews about the fraud and was even featured on Tucker Carlson's show. Did he think he could get the election overturned? The risk / gain ratio makes no sense to me. Is he so invested in the election results that he would risk everything to try to get it overturned?