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Texas’ 'Deadbeat Dan' Patrick Refuses To Pay Promised Voter Fraud Reward

PA’s Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) is demanding Texas’ Dan Patrick (R) make good on his offer of reward money for uncovering voter fraud – now that three Trump voters have been caught in the act.
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PA’s Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) is demanding Texas’ Dan Patrick (R) make good on his offer of reward money for uncovering voter fraud – now that three Trump voters have been caught in the act.

As MSNBC’s Steve Benen pointed out, Patrick’s bounty for voter fraud, designed to beef up Donald Trump’s claim of a stolen election, was a bit dodgy from the start, given that it acknowledged Team Trump had no proof. “Patrick was basically telling the public, ‘We can't back up our talking points, so I'll pay you to help,’” Benen wrote.

Now, Patrick should be paying to prove the opposite.

On Monday night’s The Rachel Maddow Show, guest host Ali Velshi noted that Patrick’s reward was not limited to election fraud found in Texas. So Fetterman wants Patrick to show him the money. More precisely, Fetterman wants Patrick to pay in Sheetz gift cards which Fetterman says he’ll donate to local food banks. Sheetz is a very popular convenience store chain based in Pennsylvania, but I’m sure the pun was intended.

Velshi played a clip of Fetterman claiming he was owed at least $2 million last month on TRMS.

FETTERMAN: We had two instances of voter fraud in Pennsylvania that involved Republicans having relatives vote for Donald Trump, one living, one dead. We had a dead mom try to vote in Luzerne County, and then we had a Republican father who voted for Trump in Chester County and then left. About half an hour later, he came back wearing sunglasses and he tried to vote for his son, who was a Democrat. So, I mean, this wasn't the best and brightest.

Both those people have since been charged with voter fraud, Velshi explained. Since then, another man has been charged with voter fraud for trying to vote for Trump via his dead mother’s ballot.

Fetterman told Velshi that Deadbeat Dan refuses to pay:

FETTERMAN: I heard from him early on saying for me to get serious. and I'm like, hey, my dude, you know, where's my money? You know, and the good news I can report from Pennsylvania is that President Trump received 100% of the dead mother vote here in our commonwealth during this last election. So, we have three cases of voter fraud, three cases. Despite what the president tweeted out earlier today, the only documented cases of voter fraud in Pennsylvania were these three cases, and my dude in Texas owes Pennsylvania big bank.

This is part of our continuing coverage of the 2020 elections.

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