The Daily Populous

Sunday May 2nd, 2021 morning edition

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Bruce Bartman, of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, admitted to casting the illegal vote in his dead mother's name and told a court Friday that it was a "stupid mistake.".

"I was isolated last year in lockdown," Bartman said to Common Pleas Court Judge George Pagano, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

At the time of voting, his mother, Elizabeth Bartman, had been dead for 12 years, the Philly Voice reported.

Bartman also attempted to do the same for his deceased mother-in-law, Elizabeth Weihman, using her Social Security number.

"There's not public benefit to him being incarcerated," District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said of the case, according to the Inquirer.

Bartman was one of three men in Pennsylvania accused of committing voter fraud by casting illegal ballots for Trump.

Newsweek contacted Trump's office for an additional comment, but did not hear back in time for publication. »

Florida bill would fine social media platforms for banning politicians— with exemption for Disney

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Florida is on the verge of passing legislation that would fine social media companies like Twitter and Facebook that “knowingly de-platform” political candidates.

SB 7072 also bars social media platforms from restricting “journalistic enterprises,” which the bill defines as entities that do business in Florida and have at least 100,000 monthly active users or 50,000 paid subscribers.

Trump was permanently banned from Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms for inciting the rioters who attacked the US Capitol on January 6th. »

It Will Cost $699 to Repair a Broken 12.9-Inch M1 iPad Pro Without AppleCare+

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If you damage your new 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro and don't have AppleCare+, Apple will charge $699 to repair the broken device.

The fee update was added to Apple's iPad Service and Repair chart earlier today after ‌iPad Pro‌ orders went live.

The $699 price applies to any damage to the 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌, including a broken display, and with a device as expensive as the 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌, ‌AppleCare‌+ is a good idea. »

Covid-19: Nine Customs border workers fired after refusing jab

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In what could be a sign of things to come, nine Customs workers, including four at a single provincial port, have been fired for refusing the Covid-19 vaccine.

* Covid-19: Customs and Immigration NZ officers can process red and green zone passengers on same day.

ALDEN WILLIAMS/Stuff Christchurch Employment law advocate Ashleigh Fechney is helping several workers fired after refusing to get vaccinated. »