In the wake of his recent arrest for the murder of his wife who disappeared a year ago, Barry Morphew was hit with additional charges for submitting a 2020 presidential election ballot fraudulently using her name, Fox31 News reports.
Morphew now faces one felony count for allegedly forging public documents and a misdemeanor mail in ballot offense.
The charges stem from a clerk at the Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder’s Office in Colorado, who made a report of alleged voter fraud in October of 2020, telling investigators that someone submitted a ballot from Suzanne Morphew, even though she had been missing.
As Fox31 points out, the ballot didn’t contain Suzanne’s signature and listed Barry as the witness. When asked on April 22 why he used his missing wife’s name, he told them that he “wanted Trump to win.”
“I know [Suzanne] was going to vote for Trump anyways,” he said, adding that he thought the Democrats were rigging the election so he would “give [Trump] another vote.”
Earlier this month, Morphew was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, tampering with evidence, and attempting to influence a public servant.