For his "honest mistake" the younger Mr Snodgrass who voted for his dead father got himself:
- 3 days in jail
- $500 fine
- Assessed court costs
An elected official who commits voter fraud probably shouldn't be an elected official, right?
Source: The Hill
A Republican Ohio government official admitted to forging his deceased father's signature on an absentee ballot in the 2020 presidential election, calling his actions “an honest error."
Edward Snodgrass, a Porter Township trustee, told NBC News that he had been signing documents on his father's behalf for several years due his father breaking his arm.
“It was there with a pile of other paperwork,” Snodgrass said of the absentee ballot. “I was sleep-deprived and not thinking clearly. But I’m not going to run away from it.”
“I was simply trying to execute a dying man’s wishes,” he added, saying that it would be wrong to characterize what he did as “just Trump voter fraud."
Edward Snodgrass, a GOP Ohio Porter Township trustee, admitted forging his dead father’s signature on an absentee ballot, then voting again as himself. “I was simply trying to execute a dying man's wishes," it’s wrong to characterize what I did as "just Trump voter fraud." pic.twitter.com/eSOqUhvEXl
— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@NotHoodlum) June 23, 2021
The ballot was mailed to his father, H. Edward Snodgrass, on October 6th, a day after his passing. The younger Snodgrass then forged his father’s signature and mailed the ballot, which the local board of elections received on Oct. 15. https://t.co/iluZAC9a6I
— John FitzGerald (@TheTweetOfJohn) June 23, 2021