Oregon man who tried to sell ballot pleads guilty

PORTLAND  — A Portland man got probation and a talking-to from a judge after pleading guilty to trying to sell his 2020 presidential election ballot, along with some shoes, on a mobile marketplace.

Josiah Bridges, 23, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of illegal sale of election material during the rare prosecution for felony voter fraud in Multnomah County Circuit Court, The Oregonian reported.

Bridges had listed the items for sale that fall on OfferUp. He told investigators he did it to pay his rent and because he didn’t like either presidential candidate, court documents said.

Several concerned Oregonians reported the ballot offer to a tip line through the state Justice Department, so agents set up a sting and arrested Bridges, the court records show.

Bridges said he didn’t know it was illegal to sell a ballot. He was sentenced to three years of probation and 120 hours of community service.

Article Source: The Columbian