Update: Ex Cincinnati Poll Worker Sentenced To Prison

NuttyJim

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Can't find the original thread. Here's an update.


As a Hamilton County poll worker, Melowese Richardson helped people exercise a precious right.

Today, because she voted illegally in the name of others, including one who was in a coma, she was sentenced five years in prison. Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman could have imposed the maximum prison sentence of six years after Richardson was convicted in May of four counts of illegal voting in exchange for prosecutors dropping four other charges.

Three of her four convictions involved voting for a relative who has been in a coma since 2003. Richardson was a Hamilton County poll worker since 1998 but that ended when she was indicted.

Fellow election workers recognized her handwriting on ballots from the same address, information that helped lead to her convictions. Richardson, 58, of Madisonville, admitted she voted illegally in 2008, 2011 and 2012 elections:

• In the November 2012 election, Richardson admitted she voted twice, using a normal and absentee ballots. Because she had access as a poll worker to the voter registration book, she noticed her absentee ballot request hadn’t been updated as of election day. She signed the registration book and voted a normal ballot knowing she’d submitted an absentee ballot a week earlier;

• In 2008, 2011 and 2012, Richardson admitted forging the name of and illegally voting for her sister, Montez Richardson, who has been in a coma since 2003.

She became the third person convicted this year of illegal voting in Hamilton County.

The other two – Sister Marguerite Kloos, 55, of Delhi Township, and Russell Glossop, 76, of Symmes Township – were given diversion. That means if they follow the judges’ orders and do nothing wrong in the next year or so, they likely will have their cases expunged and will be allowed to vote again.

The difference between them and Richardson is they voted for a deceased roommate, in the nun’s case, and a deceased spouse while Richardson was convicted of illegal voting in three different elections and essentially said early in the investigation she had and asked what authorities were going to do about it.

Three others also have pending charges of illegal voting in Hamilton County.
 

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BUT THEY ONLY DO VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD! THEY DON'T ACTUALLY ILLEGALLY VOTE!
 

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I'll post the vid here again since she still pisses me off. I would have loved to see this trial televised so I could watch her calmly explain to the judge why she did the right thing and there could be no room for debate on the matter. Then the look she would give when the judge dropped the hammer on her.

 

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Fuckity fuck fuck. Dems are real worried and need all the votes they can get the next election.

Judge releases election official incarcerated on voter fraud
3/13/2014, 3:17 p.m.

Melowese Richardson. Photo by WCPO TV Channel 9
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters says Melowese Richardson, 59, who was serving a five-year prison term after being convicted of voter fraud last May, has served enough time and released her on March 12.

Richardson previously plead no contest to four counts of illegal voting, a felony charge, on May 28, 2013, in front of Hamilton County Judge Robert Ruehlman. Ruehlman sentenced her to five years in prison on July 17, 2013.

Richardson admitted to illegally voting in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

Ruehlman granted Richardson’s motion to withdraw plea filed by the defense, with no objection from the state. She then re-entered her plea of no contest to the original charges and Judge Ruehlman again convicted her and re-sentenced her to five years of community control and court costs.

Joe Deters commented, “In the interest of justice, it is time for her to go home.”

Richardson had worked as a poll worker for 14 years before pleading no contest to the voter fraud charges in May. Prosecutors dropped four other charges in exchange for the no contest plea. She said she voted several times for her sister, who has been in a coma since 2003, and a grandchild.

In hearing the case, Ruehlman said Richardson violated a position of trust as an election official and is a criminal, noting she is supposed to be a guardian of free elections. Her case was also troubling to Hamilton County election officials.

Ruehlman told Richardson that President Barack Obama would be appalled by her conduct if he knew what she did. She said President Obama would not want anybody to cheat to get him elected.

In sentencing Richardson, Ruehlman noted her criminal record for intimidation, assault, drunken driving and theft when sentencing her. In exchange for a plea of no contest to some of the charges, others were dismissed.
http://thecincinnatiherald.com/news/2014/mar/13/judge-releases-election-official-incarcerated-vote/
 

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Ruehlman told Richardson that President Barack Obama would be appalled by her conduct if he knew what she did. She said President Obama would not want anybody to cheat to get him elected.
BWAHAHAHAHA!
 

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A few updates with this story...

Turns out, Melowese was previously a board member for Communities United For Action and got an EPA grant from the Obama administration.

Six-time Obama voter’s group received Obama administration grant

The woman who admitted to voting for President Barack Obama six times worked for and sat on the board of a group that received an Obama administration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant.

Melowese Richardson admitted in 2013 to voting six times for Obama’s re-election while working as a poll worker in Hamilton County, Ohio. Initially convicted on state voter fraud charges and sentenced to five years in prison, Richardson served eight months before the George Soros-funded Ohio Justice and Policy Center helped lessen her sentence to probation. Richardson appeared last week at a rally with some Ohio Democrats and Al Sharpton, who publicly gave her a hug.

Richardson worked for and sat on the board of a Cincinnati-based environmental activist group called Communities United for Action, which received an EPA grant and attended a conference with former Obama administration Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.

“My name is Melowese Richardson and I work for a group called CUFA, Communities United for Action. We passed the first environmental protection ordianance in the country here in Cincinnati and I love to participate with this group because of their repowering America,” Richardson said in a May 15, 2010 video for the Repowering America initiative, which was launched in 2008 by The Climate Reality Project in a speech by former Democratic vice president Al Gore.
She serves 8-months out of her 5-year prison sentence.......why? The group representing her, George Soros-funded Ohio Justice and Policy Center, demanded she be released because she suffers from bipolar disorder. Yet they never mentioned her mental state during the trial...so I guess they just forgot to mention it back then.

Richardson was represented by the George Soros-funded Ohio Justice and Policy Center, which claimed she suffered from bi-polar disorder. No claim was made that she was insane when she committed her election crimes. Nor was any effort made to establish her insanity.
And last week...sweet Melowese attended the kickoff campaign for an Ohio Bill of Rights Ohio Constitutional Amendment rally...where she was called up on stage to receive a warm "welcome home" and even got a great big hug from Rev. Al Sharpton. Democrat party leader tries to claim that he thinks she shouldn't be a hero for what she did, but, bah...no biggie, I guess.

Both Parties Jeer Embrace of Fraudulent Voter

A Hamilton County poll worker who has been held up nationally as an example of voter fraud took the stage at a local voting rights rally – outraging Republicans and dismaying even top local Democrats.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, keynote speaker at Thursday's rally to kick-off the campaign for an Ohio Voters' Bill of Rights Ohio Constitutional amendment, even hugged Melowese Richardson.

Richardson, a Democrat, was convicted of voter fraud after using her position as poll worker to vote more than once in the 2012 presidential election. She got a five year prison term, but was released earlier this month after local Democratic activists pressed for a fairer term.

A judge sentenced her to probation instead.

Richardson was among the more than 400 at Word of Deliverance Church in Forest Park when Cincinnati National Action Network President Bobby Hilton called her on stage for a "welcome home."

A tweet from an Enquirer reporter about the moment sparked immediate outrage from Republicans on Twitter.
Take a bow, Melowese...excellent work committing voter fraud and helping get us all another 4 years of Obama!

 

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A true liberal Democrat hero is every way.

Richardson was previously convicted of threatening to kill a witness in a criminal case against her brother; of stealing; of drunken driving; and of beating someone in a bar fight, according to past Enquirer stories.
 

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November 2016 is still a loooooong ways away. She'll get in a dozen or so votes for Hillary...a couple for herself, maybe a few dead relatives, her Oprah beanie baby, goldfish...
 

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She needed to be sprung so that she could get her election filings completed for the 2014 midterms.