Colorado Man, Accused of Murdering Wife, Submitted Her Ballot For Trump
Suzanne Morphew of Chaffee County, Colo., was last seen on May 10, 2020 – Mother’s Day. Her body has never been found, despite the efforts of dive teams, drones and cadaver dogs. The county sheriff and prosecutors believe she is dead and have charged her husband, Barry, with first degree murder in connection with her death.
Today, Barry Morphew now faces new criminal charges of forging a public document and election mail ballot fraud for alleging submitting his presumed to be dead wife’s vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Back in October 2020, the Chaffee County Clerk reported to the sheriff’s office that she had received a mail-in ballot for Suzanne Morphew, who she knew had been missing since May 2020. The ballot was seized by the sheriff’s office as evidence.
It did not have the signature of the voter, Suzanne Morphew, as required. Instead, according to a sheriff’s avidavit, the name Barry Lee Morphew was handwritten on the line for the witness’s legal name.
In April, Barry Morphew was interviewed about the ballot and asked why he submitted it.
He replied, “Just because I wanted Trump to win,” the affidavit says. He further stated, according to the affidavit that “I just thought give him [Trump] another vote.”
He went on to say, according to the affidavit, “all these other guys are cheating,” and I know she [referring to his wife] was going to vote for Trump anyway.”
When asked if knew submitting the ballot was illegal, he responded, “I didn’t know you couldn’t do that for your spouse,” the affidavit says.