Following Donald’s Trump defeat in the 2020 election, Texas Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick went all MAGA as he pushed Trump’s claim that the election was stolen from Trump, he decided to offer a hefty bounty for evidence of voter fraud. This week, he finally handed out his first reward —to an unexpected recipient.
But in a twist of irony, The Dallas Morning News reports that “instead of going to an informant who smoked out fraud by Democrats, Patrick’s five-figure payout went to a progressive poll worker in Pennsylvania whose tip led to a single conviction of illegal voting by a registered Republican.”
As noted by The News, the case “undercuts unsubstantiated GOP concerns that widespread voter fraud helped hand the White House to Joe Biden.”
The news outlet also cited a report by The Philadelphia Inquirer stating that “in Pennsylvania, a state that was central in Trump’s attempts to overthrow the election, around five cases of voter fraud from last year’s election have been prosecuted, four involved Republicans.
The tipster, Eric Frank —a Democrat— told the Dallas Morning News that he would have turned in anyone he saw voting illegally regardless of party. But also acknowledged the irony of the situation.
“It’s my belief that they were trying to get cases of Democrats doing voter fraud. And that just wasn’t the case,” Frank said, according to The News. “This kind of blew up in their face.”
Read it at The Dallas Morning News.