Friday, February 8, 2013

The Issue of Voter Fraud Raises Its Ugly Head, Again...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny

I have been skeptical of the rEpublican cries of voter fraud that never seems to go away. However, one must question if the following is but a isolated incident or whether it goes much deeper as some have claimed. The explanation seems plausible perhaps but then again...

ABC - CINCINNATI - The Hamilton County Board of Elections is investigating 19 possible cases of alleged voter fraud following months of investigation 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. Officials say the majority of the cases turned out to be simple misunderstandings.
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 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.
"There's absolutely no intent on my part to commit voter fraud," said Richardson.
According to BOE records, her name appeared on an absentee ballot list prior to Election Day. The board's report states poll workers should have updated the signature poll book by flagging "absentee voter" next to the names of those who appeared on the list. Upon investigation it was found that none of the voters who appeared on the list were flagged, which included Richardson. The staff could not locate that supplemental list when asked.
Richardson voted at the Madisonville Recreation Center where she worked as a paid worker on Election Day.
She has worked the polls since 1988. Richardson said in her youth she would accompany her mother, who also worked at the polls, even thought she wasn't old enough to vote at the time.
"I, after registering thousands of people, certainly wanted my vote to count. So, I voted. I voted at the poll," she said.
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.
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. {Read More}
Via: Memorandum


  1. Personally, I think computerized voting was created just for the ease with which it can be corrupted.

    1. Hm, never thought of that, maybe you're right.

  2. Hamilton County, Ohio has a population of 800,632 and out of 80 initial cases they are down to 19 possible cases. Can you say, "statistically irrelevant?"

    Even if all 19 cases end up being real and if you applied that to the whole country you would end up with 281 cases of voter fraud in the 2012 election.

    If each and everyone of these cases involved someone voting via absentee ballot AND voting on election day that gives you 281 good votes and 281 bad votes.

    Statistically Republicans are more apt to vote via absentee ballot and thus, statistically most apt to vote twice, if all the "cases" of voter fraud involve voting absentee and then showing up at the polls to vote on election day.

    An issue that is not worth the time the keystrokes took to produce this story.

    1. Hm, let's see. Yep, it might be statistically irrelevant. However, I've noticed the propensity of both parties to hop on the choo choo train when they think it is beneficial to their "cause."

      What would politics do without occasional scandals?

    2. "What would politics do without occasional scandals?"

      It would become irrelevant and go the way of the dinosaur. At which time we could then refocus on proper Constitutional governance and setting our Nation back on its rightful course.


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