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Ex-Ohio poll worker gets 5 years for illegal votes



Published: Wed, July 17, 2013 @ 1:47 p.m.

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Ohio poll worker has been sentenced to five years in prison for casting illegal ballots in other people’s names, including a woman in a coma.

Melowese Richardson of Madisonville was sentenced today in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, two months after she pleaded guilty no contest to four counts of illegal voting.

Prosecutors dropped four other charges as part of a plea agreement. The 58-year-old Richardson had faced up to 12 years in prison if she had been convicted of all eight original charges.

County Prosecutor Eric Deters said in a March statement announcing Richardson’s indictment that “every vote is important and every voter and candidate needs to have faith in our system.”


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1redeye1(4690 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Didn't she have to show an ID in order to vote?

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2doubled(210 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Hey JMHO - an answer to your question is that there's probably tens of thousands of them out there - seeing as President Obama beat romney by millions and millions of votes, and utterly crushed the gop/tea during the 2012 elections. With stonger voter I..d laws President Obama would have probably only won by a few million, instead completely embarrassing romney/ryan. But President Obama's biggest asset during the 2012 election was the tea party, without a doubt. Because of them, the democratic party walked all over the gop.

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3redeye1(4690 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

This is GOOD reason to put cameras in the polling places to protect against this kind of stuff. The cameras could be pointed at the voting booths so people can't vote more then once ( such as this poll worker did )

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