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An Ohio woman sentenced to five years in prison for voting for Barack Obama more than once in the 2012 election says she doesn’t get why it’s a big deal.
According to DefendtheVote.com, Melowese Richardson, a longtime poll worker for Hamilton County, was sentenced to five years in prison for voting twice in the 2012 election and three times for her sister, Montez Richardson, in 2008, 2011 and 2012.
Montez Richardson has been in a coma since 2003, the report said.
“I think the board has shown me nothing but total disrespect for the 30 years I’ve served them,” she said.
She was before Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman when she suggested she was prosecuted for being a black Democrat who helped a black Democratic presidential candidate.
Then she added, “I believe in the system, and I’ve done nothing to harm the system or cause disgrace to President Obama.”
She did, however, accept a deal that gave her four conviction but dismissed another four charges.
The report said the judge was more focused on the issue at hand.
“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. 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,” he said.
The case was just one of many that developed during Obama’s run for the Oval Office in 2012.
In Colorado, authorities caught a suspect in El Paso County who had registered five times using false information.
Secretary of State Scott Gessler said the case highlighted the danger that poses to same-day registration schemes.
“While county officials caught him, it was only because they had 29 days before the election to investigate the registration fraud. Under an election-day registration scheme, this person would have been able to vote several times and it is unlikely he would be caught. Also in 2012, being a battleground state, Colorado saw instances of people from other states trying to illegally vote in the election.”
WND reported that two Democrats in Indiana were found guilty of submitting unauthorized names on the petition that placed then-Sen. Barack Obama on the 2008 presidential election primary ballot.
Fox News reported the case in South Bend found guilty on all counts former longtime St. Joseph County Democratic Party chairman Butch Morgan Jr. and former county Board of Elections worker Dustin Blythe.
The two faced accusations of petition fraud and forgery, as well as falsely making a petition.
The report found vote fraud occurred in the 2012 presidential election and cumulatively likely was enough to decide the outcome.
"In reality, although no single instance or aspect of vote fraud was likely enough to tip the election for Obama, the aggregate of their [Democrats] corrupt activities – including illegal campaign donations, taking advantage of states without voter ID requirements, military ballots delivered too late … may well have been," the analysis said.
WND's extensive report on fraud in the 2012 race looked at claims that Obama, in some districts nationwide, got 100 percent of the vote, questions about absentee ballots and efforts by Democrats to prevent poll watchers from observing the election.
Some of the issues that were uncovered:
Seventy-five GOP vote inspectors were ordered to leave Philadelphia poll locations by Democrat poll judges. One judge was caught on audio. A court order sent them back but it's unknown what happened when they were gone. These poll locations were all within the 59 precincts where Romney received no votes.
The Florida AFL-CIO threatened True the Vote and Tampa Fair Vote with legal action for submitting voter registration challenges.
Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings issued a highly publicized threat against True the Vote and Election Integrity Maryland just for checking voter rolls. EIM found 11,000 questionable registrations, including 1,566 dead voters. The Maryland Board of Elections took no action.
Maryland congressional candidate and veteran investigative journalist Ken Timmerman reported many voters claiming this happened to them, lodging complaints with vote judges. Timmerman has requested to see voting machine records.
Maryland Delegate Kathy Afzali and Carroll County Commissioner Richard Rothschild have requested the FBI impound two electronic voting machines suspected of switching votes based on complaints from other voters, including a state official.
Robert Ashcroft, a Republican poll watcher in Allentown, Pa., reported that about 5 to 10 percent of electronic votes would "change the selection back to default – to Obama."
The Obama campaign continues to accept illegal donations from other countries. WND's Aaron Klein proved it by donating to the Obama campaign twice under the name "Osama bin Laden" using a Pakistani web address.
WND has filed a complaint with the FEC demanding an investigation of overseas donations to the Obama campaign.