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On Thursday, The Nevada Independent reported that Donald Hartle, who last year alleged that his deceased wife's ballot was fraudulently cast, has been charged with voter fraud by prosecutors for allegedly casting that ballot himself.
"At a November press conference, Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Consevative Union, named Rosemarie Hartle as one example of the 'hundreds of dead people' he said had voted in the election in Clark County. The Nevada Republican Party also cited Hartle's interview with KLAS Channel 8 in their voter fraud allegations," reported Megan Messerly. "Hartle told the TV station, which first reported the lawsuit, that his wife died at 52 from breast cancer in 2017 and that no ballot ever came to his house, despite a ballot for her being issued and received by the county. 'That is pretty sickening to me to be honest with you,' Kirk told the TV station at the time."
According to prosecutors, however, Hartle himself was the one who illegally submitted his wife's ballot. He has been charged with two D felonies and faces up to four years in prison for each count if convicted.
Nevada was one of several states targeted by former President Donald Trump's legal team as they sought to overturn the results of the election — although they failed to prove fraud on a level that would alter the outcome of the election.
One lawyer who helped Trump file litigation against Nevada, Jesse Binnall, is also behind the former president's suit against Congress and the National Archives to try to block White House communications from being released to the House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack.
Trump supporter gets harsher sentence than DOJ recommended after making 'offensive' argument to judge
A judge on Thursday slapped a Trump supporter with a harsher sentence than what the Department of Justice asked for after making what the judge described as an "offensive" argument.
BuzzFeed News reports that Troy Smocks, a Black Trump supporter who encouraged his fellow Trump fans to "prepare our weapons" and "go hunting" for Democrats on right-wing social media website Parler, was sentenced to 14 months in prison by US District Judge Tanya Chutkan.
Smocks tried to argue to Chutkan, who is also Black, that he is being treated unfairly due to the color of his skin.
"Smocks told Chutkan that he believed he had been treated more harshly than white Trump supporters who were charged with misdemeanor crimes for going into the Capitol," writes BuzzFeed. "He claimed to be the only Black person charged in connection with Jan. 6 to face pretrial detention, but Chutkan noted that wasn't true."
Smocks travelled to Washington D.C. on January 6th but was not charged with taking part in the Capitol riots.
Smocks then compared himself to civil rights protesters in the 1960s who were arrested for protesting against segregation -- and at this point, Chutkan stepped in and said his arguments were "offensive."
"People died fighting for civil rights, people were gassed, they were beaten, they were tortured mentally and physically," Chutkan told him. "For you to hold yourself up as a soldier in that fight is really quite audacious."
'I was disgusted and furious!' Marjorie Taylor Greene melts down over criminal referral for Steve Bannon
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Thursday appeared on Steve Bannon's podcast to rage against the House of Representatives voting to refer criminal charges against him to the United States Department of Justice.
Greene began by recapping the House vote in which 229 representatives voted to hold Bannon in criminal contempt for defying subpoenas.
"Here they are, celebrating voting to hold an innocent American in criminal contempt!" Greene fumed.
Greene then explained how, after the vote took place, she confronted Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) for supposedly lying about Bannon being involved in organizing the January 6th Capitol riots.
They lied about you, they lied about President Trump and I was disgusted and furious!" she said. "So I yelled at them on the House floor! I let Liz Cheney have it, I let Adam Schiff have it, I let Raskin have it! I couldn't contain myself -- I said you people are a joke!"
She then went off on a rant about riots that occurred in the summer of 2020 during protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's killing.
Watch the video below.
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