A Republican woman admitted on Friday that she had voted for Donald Trump on behalf of her deceased husband, saying that she knew her late husband would have voted Trump anyway.
Audrey R. Cook said she believed she did nothing wrong by casting a vote for a dead man, but luckily, the law does not agree. The 88-year-old woman has been charged with election code perjury and violation of election code, both Class 3 felonies.
Cook said she and her ill husband requested absentee ballots, but he had died by the time they arrived. Knowing what her husband wanted, Cook sent in both ballots filled out for Trump.
Ironically, in her statement, Cook called on the same officials who caught her fraud to “investigate all the cemeteries in Chicago” for fraud.
The fraud was caught by a group of Republican and Democratic election judges who routinely compare votes cast to recent death records to check for fraud like this.
Considering how often Trump himself has pointed to this exact scenario as explanation for why he believes the election is rigged against him, this is more than ironic.
Cook is just the most recent in a small handful of election and voter fraud being uncovered, but like Cook, each one has been trying to cast extra votes for Donald Trump.
What these instances of fraud teach us is that for the most part, our election system is functioning and catching any attempts at fraud.