One county in Ohio- Hamilton, is investigating 19 possible cases of alleged voter after the 2012 election.
Twenty-eight subpoenas have been issued as a result of the investigation, which includes 19 Hamilton County voters and nine witnesses who still need to answer questions to satisfy the board.The board started with 80 suspicious cases and now are down to 19. One of them is a real whopper, a paid poll-worker being investigated:
Melowese Richardson, a Madisonville resident, first learned of the allegations when approached by 9 On Your Side reporter Tom McKee Wednesday. Even though she admits to voting twice in the last election, she said the news came as surprise.I know maybe she has a split personality and she didn't know because each of them only voted one time! How do you NOT know how many times you voted.
"I would think that something this important would come to me first and that I wouldn't have to be enlightened about this through you," said Richardson.
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.Well why fill out the absentee ballot if you don't trust it will be counted?
"There's absolutely no intent on my part to commit voter fraud," said Richardson.
It gets worse Richardson voted at the Madisonville Recreation Center where she worked as a paid worker on Election Day.
Richardson said she was surprised that she was recorded as voting twice...which is a lie!
The board's documents also state that Richardson was allegedly disruptive and hid things from other poll workers on Election Day after another female worker reported she was intimated by Richardson.Ah..a family affair. Melowese Richardson also admits getting and absentee ballot and sending it in for her daughter. The board of elections reports says absentee ballots for Montez Richardson, Joseph Jones and Markus Barron came from Richardson's Whetsel Avenue address --were received by the board the same time as Richardson's, and the handwriting on all four of them was similar.
However, Richardson claims she was the one intimidated while doing her job.
"I think I was intimidated because she's new and wasn't doing her job very efficiently and like I said, I've been working the pools for several years. I let her know how it should have been taken care of," said Richardson.
During the investigation it was also discovered that her granddaughter, India Richardson, who was a first time voter in the 2012 election, cast two ballots in November.
"Markus Barron lives here. Joseph Jones is my brother. He's here from time-to-time. I am Montez's power-of-attorney. I voted for her in her absence," said Richardson.
"Have they never heard of a simple mistake? Have they never heard of overlooking? Mailing in a ballot or registering to vote at a precinct after you've forgotten that you mailed in a ballot?" said Richardson.
|Hey! I FORRRRGOT|
The poll worker/voter fraudster intends of fighting the charges:
"Absolutely. Absolutely, I'll fight it for Mr. Obama and for Mr. Obama's right to sit as president of the United States."And we will fight for the principal of one man-ONLY one vote!
Below is the Video of the News Story about Ms Richardson