Ohio Woman Admits To Voting Twice, Denies Committing Vote Fraud [Video]
Cincinnati, OH – A woman in Hamilton County, Ohio, who is a poll watcher no less and has herself registered thousands of voters since 1988, has admitted that she voted for Barack Obama twice in the 2012 presidential election.
Democrat Melowese Richardson has admitted that she voted two times in the hotly contested swing state of Ohio, according to the local ABC News affiliate, but she has an explanation:
“According to county documents, Richardson’s absentee ballot was accepted on Nov. 1, 2012 along with her signature. On Nov. 11, she told an official she also voted at a precinct because she was afraid her absentee ballot would not be counted in time.”
“There’s absolutely no intent on my part to commit voter fraud,” said Richardson.
The double voting allegedly didn’t stop there. She also may have sent in an absentee ballot on behalf of her granddaughter, who evidently voted in person too, as well as possibly for some other individuals.
National Review Online reports that this matter is a part of a larger investigation into Ohio vote fraud:
“The Hamilton County Board of Elections is investigating 19 possible cases of alleged voter fraud that occurred when Ohio was a focal point of the 2012 presidential election. A total of 19 voters and nine witnesses are part of the probe …
“Richardson insists she has done nothing wrong and promises to contest the charges: ” ‘I’ll fight it for Mr. Obama and for Mr. Obama’s right to sit as president of the United States.’ “
Authorities in the county apparently whittled down the vote fraud allegations from 80 suspicious instances to 19.
In assessing this situation, FrontPageMag.com observes that, “unless the United States joins the civilized world in taking voter rights seriously by protecting the franchise and securing the vote, our elections will continue to take place under a cloud of illegitimacy.”
Watch an interview with Melowese Richardson about vote fraud allegations in Ohio:
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