Cincinnati poll worker Melowese Richardson has been indicted for voting at least six times in 2012 and other vote fraud in 2008 and 2011. Also indicted were Marguerite Kloos and Russell Glassop. These three defendants are charged with voting in the names of relatives, some of whom were deceased.
Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Deters said, “Every vote is important and every voter and candidate needs to have faith in our system. The charges today should let people know that we take this seriously.”
Melowese Richardson voted in the name of her granddaughter India Richardson. Marguerite Kloos, a nun, cast a ballot for fellow Sister Rose Mary Hewitt, who died before absentee ballots were sent out. Russell Glassop voted on behalf of his late wife, who passed away before election day.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said, “For voters to have confidence in our elections, we must prosecute every case of voter fraud in Ohio.”