(From WaPo reports)A few days after the 2020 election, a group of high-profile supporters of President Donald Trump held a news conference in Nevada to allege rampant fraud in the state. Former Nevada attorney general Adam Laxalt was there, as were conservative personality Matt Schlapp and Ric Grenell, who served in Trump’s administration in various capacities.
[They claimed dead people were voting in the election. As an example, the cited that the late Rosemarie Hartle had "voted".
The Nevada Republican Party, conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza, Tucker Carlson and other Trump supporters harped on the Hartle case.
The widower Kirk Hartle, said he was "sickened" that somebody would use his dead wife's name to vote.] He is a registered Republican, is an executive for a conglomerate called the Ahern Family of Companies. One of those companies is Xtreme Manufacturing, which stepped in to provide space for a Trump rally outside Las Vegas in September 2020 in defiance of state rules limiting large crowds during the pandemic. The company was later fined.
On Thursday, the office of Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford announced that Kirk Hartle himself was being charged with two felony counts for submitting a ballot on behalf of his wife.
(CNN)A week after the 2020 election, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, [a stalwart Trump supporter] announced that he was offering up to $1 million -- paid from his campaign account -- "to incentivize, encourage and reward people to come forward and report voter fraud."
Nearly a year later, Patrick, a Republican, has paid out his first reward: $25,000 to a Democrat in Pennsylvania, who reported a man for voting twice.
Eric Frank, a poll worker, received the money earlier this month for his part in reporting Ralph Holloway Thurman, a Republican who after voting once, attempted to vote a second time as his son, as first reported by the Dallas Morning News.