Using a database maintained by the Heritage Foundation, we found only six cases of people convicted for casting ballots or attempting to cast ballots in the name of “deceased” or “dead” voters in the 2020 general election. Five of them were Republicans. We could not determine the party affiliation of one voter.
Here are those cases:
Tracey Kay McKee, of Arizona, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal voting and was sentenced in April to two years of probation. McKee, a registered Republican, cast a ballot in the name of her deceased mother, Mary Arendt, who was also a Republican.
Donald “Kirk” Hartle, of Nevada, pleaded guilty in November of voting twice in the same election and was sentenced to one year of probation. Hartle, a registered Republican, told local media that someone had stolen his deceased wife’s ballot and cast an illegal vote for her, when in fact he had cast a ballot in her name. “Though rare, voter fraud can undercut trust in our election system,” Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford said in announcing the plea agreement. “This particular case of voter fraud was particularly egregious because the offender continually spread inaccurate information about our elections despite being the source of fraud himself.”
Edward Snodgrass, of Ohio, a registered Republican who at the time was a Porter Township trustee, was sentenced a year ago to three days in jail for voting twice, including returning an absentee ballot on behalf of his deceased father.
Robert Richard Lynn, of Pennsylvania, was sentenced to six months probation for using his deceased mother’s credentials in an attempt to obtain an absentee ballot in her name. Lynn is a registered Republican.
Bruce Bartman, of Pennsylvania, admitted he illegally voted for Trump after applying for and receiving an absentee ballot on behalf of his long-deceased mother. Bartman, a registered Republican, also tried but was unable to obtain an absentee ballot in the name of his mother-in-law, who died in 2019. He was sentenced last April to five years of probation.
Krista Michelle Connor, of Arizona, was sentenced on June 6 to three years of supervised probation for illegal voting. Connor was not eligible to vote, but she signed and cast an early ballot on behalf of her mother, Caroline Jeanne Sullivan, who died approximately one month before Connor signed the ballot envelope. We do not know her party affiliation.
Using Google, [Factcheck.org] found a few additional cases that were not listed in the Heritage Foundation database [all Trump voters].