Oh, gee. Look at that. Pro-Obama voter fraud in… Ohio

Posted by: Phineas on February 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm

**Posted by Phineas

"I get to vote twice? Gosh, thanks, pal!"

“I get to vote twice? Gosh, thanks, pal!”

No, I’m not one of those who believe Obama stole the 2012 election. He won that fair and square through superb organization. (And a pathetic GOTV effort by the Romney campaign.)

But there are persistent reports of voter fraud: people voting twice, “dead people” voting, non-citizens voting, et cetera. Mention these concerns, dare to suggest that voter rolls be cleaned up and identification be required to vote, and you get dismissed by the Left and the media (but I repeat myself) as some sort of paranoid crank, or even a racist. (As we all know, requiring IDs in order to vote must be a form of racism.) Voter fraud, they assure us, is vanishingly rare.

And yet it keeps showing up. This time, as John Fund describes, in the perennial nail-biter state of Ohio. Nineteen voters  in Hamilton county, including poll worker Melowese Richardson, a (you’ll be shocked to learn) Democrat:

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 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 intimidated by 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.

So, she was just concerned that her vote get counted. An innocent mistake. But then there’s this:

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.”

Why do I get the feeling poll worker Richardson might have been more concerned that Obama win a state that was expected to be tight, than she was for the integrity of the electoral system?

I must be racist.

Like I said, I don’t think fraud swung the presidential race. But I do think it had the possibility corrupting state and local races. Recall that former Congressman Allen West lost his reelection bid, in which he was a prime Democrat target, under very suspicious circumstances. (Recently the election integrity advocacy group True the Vote filed suit against the St. Lucie county elections supervisor over the “oddities” in the West election. Discovery should be very interesting.)

There’s no question our election system has problems and, given the number of times Democrats are caught stuffing the ballot box (1), it shouldn’t be a surprise that they resist any real efforts to fix it.

(1) As Fund has sometimes pointed out, electoral corruption by Republicans usually takes the form of voter intimidation. Democrats more often engage in ballot-box fraud.

UPDATE: Former DoJ attorney J. Christian Adams writes about the Ohio case, citing the possible federal law violations and comparing it to another infamous example of Democratic voter fraud:

This is the same sort of behavior which occurred in Noxubee County Mississippi in the case of United States v. Ike Brown  that I discuss in detail in my book Injustice – double voting, poll worker collusion, absentee fraud, false voting at the polls. Her double voting sounds like Carrie Kate Windham’s behavior in Mississippi. Windham was a Democrat Party official that cast votes illegally for other people.  In that case, many in the Justice Department didn’t want to do anything about it either.  They were willing to give Brown a pass because of who he was and who the victims were.  Meanwhile, the sanctity of our elections corrode.

Funny how Eric Holder never seems anxious to prosecute these cases.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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10 Responses to “Oh, gee. Look at that. Pro-Obama voter fraud in… Ohio”


  1. Did you hear about the Chicago Republican who died? He now votes Democrat.

  2. formwiz says:

    As a registered Republican in OH, I can tell you the Romney people had a very intensive effort.

    It may have looked weak, given what we were told was the outcome (don’t forget 300,00 votes went uncounted for almost a month), but now we know how Choom carried the state, don’t we?

  3. LD Jackson says:

    Funny thing about voter fraud. It’s always in the shadows, ready to rear its ugly head. The Democrats always cry foul when we bring it up, asking us to “prove” that it actually exists in any real numbers. They are in denial when they do that and are ready to raise the charge of racism to beat us back into submission. We need to keep pointing it out every time we see it happen.

  4. Carlos says:

    Eric My People hasn’t paid attention to this problem because there are no Republicans in any real numbers to go after, and if he went after the extremely few cases of Republican fraud it would only highlight that there just MAY be a problem.

    Those smarter than Mr. My People, including my dog, my cat, and my neighbor’s iguana, are keeping him from such pursuit, although you know he’s sweating bullets to go after some conservatives.

  5. Liz says:

    I differ from you…I know in my heart voter fraud is a real problem, and that it changes elections.

  6. This past election was vey instructional. The presidential race was declared by the time the polls closed in the Central time zone. On closer examination one will find all 270 electoral votes needed to win are in the Eastern time zone. West of the Mississippi River, only six states have double-digit electoral votes. MN and MO hve 10, AZ has 11, WA has 12, TX has 38, and CA has 55. Whatever result is evident in the Northeast/Original 13 Colonies region will be duplicated in CA and WA.

  7. Carlos says:

    Like the good little CA lapdog it is, Oregon can also be counted on to follow, too, although there aren’t nearly as many electoral college votes.

    And as far as elections being stolen, I can think of two in WA alone, both for guvner, both for the same candidate, and it’s been fairly well established that the only reason JFK was elected prez was because of voter fraud in Illinois (compliments of the Daley machine, of which Obhammed is simply one more negative consequence.) Those dead folk there just seem to get up and vote whenever there’s any doubt about the machine’s candidate!

  8. Severian says:

    As someone I used to work with was wont to say, this isn’t the tip of the iceberg, it’s a minute ice crystal on the very tip of the iceberg.

  9. JPeaco says:

    Richardson voted 6 times for Obama and that’s a fact.

  10. Carlos says:

    Let’s stay with the facts here, and the facts are, Democraps will lie, steal, cheat and defraud anytime they think they can get away with it (and sometimes when they hope they will), and many if not most Repubs in office more than two terms will do the same, just to stay in power and to gain more control over the lives of us fools dumb enough to think that they have our best interests at heart.