The Ohio woman who cheerily admitted to voting twice for President Barack Obama, is under investigation into whether she cast a whopping total of six ballots.
Melowese Richardson of Madisonville, Ohio admitted to Cincinnati’s WCPO-TV earlier this month that she mailed in an absentee ballot, but also cast her vote at the polls because she feared it wouldn’t be counted. She said she did it to “fight” for “Mr. Obama’s right to sit as president of the United States.”
“Yes I voted twice,” Richardson, a longtime poll worker, told WCPO. “I, after registering thousands and thousands of people, certainly wanted my vote to count, so I voted. I voted at the polls.”
She told the station she had “absolutely no intent” to commit voter fraud — even though she also admitted to sending in her granddaughter’s ballot, and that three other ballots, all received at the same time and containing similar handwriting, came from her home as well.
“It appears she not only attempted to vote more than once, but was actually successful at it and having those additional votes counted,” Ohio Secretary of State John Husted, who runs the state’s elections, told Fox News. “She appears to have used her position as a poll worker to cover her tracks. That would be someone who is an official in the elections process, using that position to commit a fraud.”
Richardson defended the other ballots sent from her house, telling WCPO some of those voters — Montez Richardson, Joseph Jones and Markus Barron — actually live in her home and that they were all legal votes.
“Markus Barron lives here. Joseph Jones is my brother. He’s here from time-to-time. I am Montez’s power-of-attorney. I voted for her in her absence,” she said.
Efforts by TheBlaze to contact Richardson were unsuccessful.
Hers is one of 19 cases of possible voter fraud in Hamilton County in the last election.
“When I find issues like this, I know that it undermines voter confidence in our elections, and we must pursue it,” Husted said.
See WCPO’s original report below: