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Convicted vote fraudster offended by charge

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.”

That even small numbers of vote fraud cases can have major impacts already is documented.

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 verdicts raise anew questions about election fraud by Democrats, a subject that was analyzed extensively after the 2012 election.

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.

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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:

The report also found the election rolls nationwide in shambles. Pew Research Center published a report revealing election rolls in a shambles nationwide. It found:

The WND report also focused on the mechanics of the election: voting machines.

There were a number of complaints about electronic voting machines that tallied votes for Democrats despite a Republican vote and a few instances of the opposite case.

And the fraud didn't go unnoticed. A few of the higher-profile cases:

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