Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Uses Alleged GOP Vote Cheats to Claim Texas Counterpart's Fraud Reward

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has claimed a $2 million reward for finding alleged voter fraud after two Republicans were charged by prosecutors in the state in separate incidents.

Fetterman, a Democrat, claimed the reward from Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a Republican. Patrick had made headlines by offering the sum of $1 million in exchange for evidence of fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

Fetterman took to Twitter on Monday to make his claim for the bounty in what seemed to be a tongue-in-cheek criticism of the Trump campaign's claims of voting irregularities. He's claiming $2 million because of two alleged cases.

He shared a tweet from Allan Lichtman, Distinguished Professor of History at American University in Washington, D.C. highlighting Patrick's offer.

"A week ago, Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick offered up to a million dollars for proof of voter fraud. Easy money with 150+ votes & @realDonaldTrump's claim of vast fraud," Lichtman wrote.

"Nope. No takers. Confirmation of DHS finding that this was the most secure election ever. Money talks, BS walks."

"I was a taker," Fetterman replied. "Actually, we had two documented cases of voter fraud in PA. They both involved Republicans voting for either dead or living relatives. I even let my Texas colleague know. Easy money?"

"I'm waiting for our $2M from Lieutenant Governor Patrick," he said, before linking to articles about the two cases of alleged voter fraud in Pennsylvania. The two men charged, both registered Republicans, had separately attempted to vote on behalf of a dead parent.

Fetterman has claimed the reward from Patrick before. On November 11, he tweeted about one of the voter fraud cases in Pennsylvania in which a man allegedly tried to cast a ballot for his deceased mother.

I was a taker. 👋😟

Actually, we had two documented cases of voter fraud in PA. They both involved Republicans voting for either dead or living relatives.

I even let my Texas colleague know.

Easy money? ☹️

I’m waiting for our $2M from Lieutenant Governor Patrick. 🥺💰 https://t.co/IHlcmRIuJp

— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) November 16, 2020

"Hey, Governor Patrick- it's your counterpart in Pennsylvania. I'd like to collect your handsome reward for reporting voter fraud. I got a dude in Forty Fort, PA who tried to have his dead mom vote for Trump," Fetterman said. "I'd like mine in Sheetz gift cards."

Patrick replied at the time, saying: "Faith in the electoral process is a serious issue. Transparency is critical. PA Dems brought this on themselves w/ last minute changes to election laws and counting ballots behind closed doors. Respond to the reports. Answer the questions. Stop the snide put-downs and #getserious."

Fetterman has dismissed unsubstantiated claims of mass voter fraud in Pennsylvania in the past. During a CNN interview on November 7, he advised Trump's legal team in the state "not to buy any green bananas" because they wouldn't be there for long.

Pennsylvania has been called for former Joe Biden. Lt. Gov. Patrick had not responded to Fetterman's Monday tweets at the time of writing.

Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman
Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman (R) (D - PA) speaks with supporters during an open house event at the residence of Governor Tom Wolf (D - PA) after the inauguration ceremony on January 15, 2019 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Fetterman has claimed a $2 million reward for finding voter fraud. Mark Makela/Getty Images