October 21, 2021
– Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that Donald Kirk Hartle, 55,
of Las Vegas, has been charged with two voter fraud crimes in relation to the
2020 general election: Voting Using Name of Another Person and Voting More Than
Once at Same Election, both category D felonies. According to the criminal
complaint, on or between Oct. 26, 2020 and Oct. 30, 2020, the defendant voted
twice, including once in the name of Rosemarie Hartle.
“Voter fraud is rare, but when it happens it
undercuts trust in our election system and will not be tolerated by my office,”
said Attorney General Aaron D. Ford. “I want to stress that our office will
pursue any credible allegations of voter fraud and will work to bring any
offenders to justice.”
“Our office takes voter fraud
very seriously,” said Secretary of State Barbara K. Cegavske. “Our
Securities Division worked hard to bring this case to a close.”
Both charges are punishable by a prison term of up to four years,
as well as a fine of up to $5,000. The defendant’s initial court appearance is
set for Nov. 18, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., in the Las Vegas Township Justice Court.
case was investigated by the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office and is being
prosecuted by the Nevada Attorney General’s Criminal Prosecutions Division.
view the criminal complaint, click here.