2020 Election

Man who said his dead wife’s mail-in ballot was stolen is charged with forging her signature and voting twice


A Las Vegas man allegedly forged his deceased wife’s signature on her ballot, mailed it in, and then claimed it had been stolen, 8NewsNow reports.

Donald “Kirk” Hartle, 55, faces two charges related to voter fraud in the 2020 election.

From 8NewsNow:

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.

The Nevada Republican Party and GOP leaders around the country claimed the case was evidence of widespread voter fraud in Nevada during the 2020 election.

Watch the report in the video below:

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