Here is another story for those on the Left who claim voter fraud does not exist in USA Today that also cites the RNLA vote fraud page. A judge Wednesday sent a Cincinnati woman to prison for five years following her illegal voting conviction. Calling her a common criminal who abused her authority as a poll worker.
Melowese Richardson was a Hamilton County poll worker from 1998 until she was arrested earlier this year and was charged with eight counts of illegal voting.
In May, she accepted a plea deal and was convicted of four counts in exchange for the other four being dismissed.
"This is not a little thing. It's not a minor thing. This is what our country's based on — free elections," Judge Robert Ruehlman of Hamilton County Common Pleas Court told Richardson, chastised her for violating the principle of one person, one vote.
She was convicted of voting twice in the 2012 election and voting three times in 2008, 2011 and 2012 for her sister, who has been in a coma since 2003.
Richardson still defiant told Judge Ruehlman that Amy Searcy, the Hamilton County Board of Elections director criticizing her moments before the sentencing, bothered her. Richardson,said that for years she helped “register” Democrats to vote but now was being “persecuted” despite her decades as a poll worker.
"I think the board has shown me nothing but total disrespect for the 30 years I've served them," she told the judge. "I believe in the system and I've done nothing to harm the system or cause disgrace to President Obama."
Judge Ruehlman responded by critisizing Richardson for suggesting she was being prosecuted because she was an African-American Democrat helping a African-American Democratic presidential candidate.
"It has nothing to do with race. It has nothing to do with politics. It has nothing to do with disrespecting you. You did this to yourself," Ruehlman told her. "You're very selfish, self-centered. I really believe President Obama, if he were asked about this today, he would be appalled. He would not want anybody to cheat to get elected."
Assistant Prosecutor Bill Anderson told the judge that anything short of a prison sentence would be an attack on the voting system.
As a poll worker, "her job is actually to protect the integrity and sanctity of the voting system," Anderson said. "(She) is an ideologue who was hell bent on stuffing the ballot box with as many Obama votes as possible."
Tim Burke, chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party, had no sympathy for Richardson either.
“It’s very sad how she doesn’t understand how she abused the trust that was placed in her as a poll worker….She frankly embarrassed the board and, in the process, all of us who trust in the system.”
Melowese Richardson was the third person convicted this year of illegal voting in the Cincinnati area:
• Sister Marguerite Kloos, 55, of Delhi Township, Ohio, voted last fall via absentee ballot for another nun who died before she could cast her vote. Kloos lost her job as a dean at the College of Mount Saint Joseph and was placed on probation. She could have her conviction erased and be eligible to vote again.
• Russell Glassop, 76, of Symmes Township, Ohio, submitted his wife's absentee ballot after she died in 2012. He was placed on probation but could have his conviction erased and be eligible to vote again.
This story is the perfect illustration of how most of the national media chooses to ignore a story about voter fraud and more importantly so does the Obama Administration, especially the Eric Holder led Justice Department. That is this week's Obomination.