Poll worker who voted for Obama multiple times convicted of voting fraud

Ohio-voter-fraudSurely, you recall Melowese Richardson, the Democratic poll worker in the critical battleground state of Ohio who may have voted for Barack Obama up to six times in November.

Upon being charged, she vowed to fight “for Mr. Obama’s right to sit as president of the United States.”

Well, she gave up the fight in short order.

With little media fanfare, it was announced Tuesday that Richardson pleaded no contest to four counts of illegal voting – including voting three times for a relative who has been in a coma since 2003 – in exchange for prosecutors dropping four other illegal voting charges, according to Cincinnati.com.

Richardson acknowledged in November that she voted by absentee ballot and then again at a precinct because she was afraid her absentee ballot would not be counted, according to Cincinnati’s Channel 9.

She also said she sent in an absentee ballot for her granddaughter, who voted at the precinct. And three other registered voters at Richardson’s address sent in absentee ballots at the same time, all with similar handwriting.

Richardson, who’ll be sentenced on July 9, is the third person in Hamilton County to be convicted this year for illegal voting.

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  • Kurt Hammerschmidt

    I'll bet dollars to donuts she gets an extremely light sentence.

    • Alice

      I'm wondering how she managed to get a voter ID; or, is this a state that doesn't allow it? After all, we have been told they can't get IDs and by this method, they get to vote over and over.

      • http://FACEBOOK CLARA CASTLE

        ALICE I LIVE IN OHIO AND VOTED WE HAD TO SHOW PICTURE ID SO I DONT KNOW HOW SHE DID IT UNLESS THERES MORE TO IT TO COME AND MORE INVOLVED TO LET HER DO IT

        • John Stinger

          They explained it in the article. She voted absentee for a couple of other people. She voted in her own name as an absentee and at the poll. Stupid, because it's guaranteed she'll get caught.

        • RCruciana

          I don't know why anyone would cheat to vote for Obama! He himself said that "Americans are stupid." He would not give her the time of day.She is obviously on welfare.

        • Mike

          Remember she was a poll worker she could circumvent the rules very easily, also remember they dont hire rocket scientists to work the polls. some of the people I have seen running the polling places dont look like they can dress themselves much less run a polling place.

        • http://none Roy Stewart

          The 'TIP' of another 'Iceberg', which Obama has 'deftly', and with Great Cunning, avoided. To be faithfully and thoroughly investigated by 'Holder', eventually!

          Nary a question or Hint of ANY suspicion of wrongdoing or fraud, on Congress' part!

          'We The People' are left 'adrift', by the Govt. that is supposed to Serve US; Not the 'Other-way-round'!

          WDC Needs An OIL CHANGE!

        • Vincent Ardolino

          She used the absenty ballet by mail

      • Mune Shadowe

        In the State of Ohio all you have to do to vote if you cannot show a state ID is show a utility bill and that is good enough, it then gets counted. In Summit County where I used to work at the Board of Elections someone did show up at a polling location with a stolen utility bill and actually signed for the ballot. Then about 5 hours later the real person showed up with his drivers license to vote and they would only let him vote provisionally.

        Now ain't that a little goofy?

    • kenneth daly

      im hoping they throw the book at her, but seeing as it is a non-violent offense and prolly her first offense she'll probably only get probation

  • tkhk

    naaaaa Kurt: She'll be sentenced and Obama will pardon her….it's how he rolls.

    You see…Obama doesn't represent, to the black community, a historical figure….he only represents "payback"…They're full of hate and bitter….therefore they feel justified in committing a federal offense….

    • John Stinger

      I feel your hate.

      • bobh

        People who steal my vote deserve to be hated.

  • Conservjay

    She should NEVER be able to cast another vote in her life. She abused a privilage and it should be taken away. Stupid cheater.

  • Franklin

    Should lose welfare and anything else she has collected all her life, But she won't.

    • CapnJack

      She should never have had the right to vote if she's on welfare.

  • LAM

    ….and all those people who say there's no voter fraud!!!

    these votes add up from County-County and State-State to put a fraud in Office.

    WE NEED PHOTO ID NOW IN ALL STATES IF WE EVER PLAN TO TRUST OUR ELECTION SYSTEM AGAIN !!!

    • ruth

      that is right .But all this needed to be done before Ovmit took office

      • Queßtionm

        wow. typical rant from a typical racist sore loser.Voter fraud played no role whatsoever in 2012 and there is no proof that it did.

        What does the IRS have to do with elections? If your talking about the recent IRS scandal that broke out, I doubt that could've effected the outcome of the election.

        Obama is by no means perfect, but a fraud? No. HE WAS BORN IN AMERICA!!!!!!! Stop this silly Birther B.S.

        No. it's looks like that the racist right is resorting to repeating debunked lies.It just kills you that for the SECOND time he was voted for president …People voted for him…people wanted him to be president again….what part of that do you not get?f

        • Rick Keller

          QueBtionm, the left is the racist party. Obammy is a fraud because he cheated the vote. Has nothing to do with his lack of having a birth certificate. Racist? I would have voted for Colin Powell. If Ben Carson runs, I will vote for him. You liberals are known liars and frauds. We won't be putting up with any more of your crap.

        • MobileMarine

          Quest, Obviously you are not intelligent enough to read or comprehend this woman was found guilty of fraudulent voting.

        • Kenneth Clark

          Then lets go to the Popular Vote system just like every other elected office does. That will eleminate at least one biased faction… The antiquated Electoral College.

          • Doug Hanks

            Both political parties wil never go there. The Electoral College allows them to allocate assets here they're neded most. Get used to Florida, Ohio etc. being the keys to an election. The GOP would have to lose several in a row to opt for a popular vote and then only in desperation.

    • Queßtionm

      wow. typical rant from a typical racist sore loser.Voter fraud played no role whatsoever in 2012 and there is no proof that it did.

      What does the IRS have to do with elections? If your talking about the recent IRS scandal that broke out, I doubt that could've effected the outcome of the election.

      Obama is by no means perfect, but a fraud? No. HE WAS BORN IN AMERICA!!!!!!! Stop this silly Birther B.S.

      No. it's looks like that the racist right is resorting to repeating debunked lies.It just kills you that for the SECOND time he was voted for president …People voted for him…people wanted him to be president again….what part of that do you not get?v

      • Mark Morell

        I despised Stalin, Hitler, pol pot, Fidel Castro idi amin, hating communist and fascist tyrants like Obama is not racist, it's common n sense. The problem isn't where he was born it's where he lives now. And yes him having the IRS and doj target people who don't like him will change the election. It's no different from Hitler stacking the courts and his brown shirt thugs terrorizing the German people. Obama learned from the pros. Any honorable person who was party to what he does should take a cue from the Japanese and commit hara kiri. It would save him from the ignomy of being hung for treason.

        • Doug Hanks

          There's a lot to what you say. Mostly incomprehensible.

    • John Stinger

      Photo ID wouldn't have stopped this.

  • CapnJack

    There is not enough jail space in this country to put away all the fraudulent Obama voters. I think in addition to photo ID, we need an IQ test or at least a restriction against voting if you're on the public dole.

    • Spencer

      Are you old enough to remember the pol tax {$2.oo] and a short list of questions on the Constituion. Abolished in the early 60's becaused it infringed on rights of those who could not read, comprehend!

    • Doug Hanks

      Let's rule out the blind or hearing impaired also.

  • http://facebook william h. etheridge

    she should get 10 years in jail.what a lying scumbag bitch needs ten years not 6 years. I t time for these crooked vote people that voted more then 1 time should go to jail now.

  • Kathy

    It's starting to look as if ALL who supported the Obama Administration were given their "specific marching orders", right on down to the Democrat Supervisors of Elections.

    Makes me wonder if it was really millions of Republicans that didn't show up to vote in 2012, or if it was their votes that didn't show up.

  • brian specyalski

    quebtionm…you are obviously a black, uninformed voter who is in love with Obama without knowing anything about his terrible policies. Keep drinking the koolaid and don't worry the first of the month is coming soon enough.

    • http://Bizpac Ted

      Brian. Does that "black" thing really bother you? I think that many white males dislike the reality that we have a black man for President. Brian. To you is it "How dare a black man become my president". You must have some reason to fear black people. Maybe something way back. Lots of white males are afraid of black men. I think with women, its a little of the "mandingo" thing. Could also be the black fear business too. The thing you didn't outline was which of his "terrible policies" you are talking about? Getting out of Iraq, Afghqanistan, Obamacare or what? Did you know that there are many more white people on public assistance than black people? So, your racial stereotype isn't working. Maybe it is, for someone, low information, like you. I could say you must have sh-t for brains, but, I won't, so I didn't.

  • Linda

    The comments from Obama supporters to this story is very interesting! 1. You are a racist for pointing out that this lady voted multiple times. 2. Even though this lady commited voter fraud, your concerns about voter fraud are ridiculous 3. Since this lady is black, she deserves to vote multiple times. Where have all the sane democrats gone?

    • http://Bizpac Ted

      Linda, You completely your argument? This lady was convicted for voting multiple times. Black or white wasnit an issue. The race thing was brought into the argument by several the commenters that seem to think it was important from the rights' point of view. The larger concern about voter fraud at the state legislative level was not ridiculous, unless you just don't want to see it. Gerrymandering is, I think, a much worse type of voter suppression and control than this lady voting six times. These legislatures are cheating voters out of honest representation. Pointing this out is ridiculous, according to you. Maybe this is too much information for you. Maybe, its that "mandingo" thing that got your vapors going. It isn't really "where have all the sane Democrats gone?" Its when did the GOP become such a shipwreck? They are so tied up in special interests, that they will say "damn" to the public good. 2014 should be an interesting year.