The Ohio poll worker who admitted that she voted twice for President Obama in 2012 may have actually voted six times. Her granddaughter also voted twice, and they weren’t the only ones. How many more of these multiple voters are out there?
“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 is in charge of 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. That is especially troubling to me, as the chief elections officer of the state, because it is my responsibility to make sure the system runs effectively, that it has integrity. When I find issues like this, I know that it undermines voter confidence in our elections, and we must pursue it.”
Three other absentee ballots in the names of different people were submitted to the Board of Elections from Richardson’s address on Nov. 1. Officials say the handwriting on those ballots is similar and that they were all received together, on the same day that Richardson’s absentee ballot arrived at the office. Richardson maintains that some of the other voters live at her house.
Attempts by Fox News to reach Richardson were unsuccessful, but she claimed to the local station that the votes were “absolutely legal votes.”
In written reports detailing the 19 cases, Board of Elections investigators described their findings. In one instance, an investigator called a suspected double voter and was hung up on.
“I explained that she voted twice and she told me not to bother her and get off her phone and she hung up,” the investigator wrote.
Another voter admitted to double voting, but did not think it was an issue.
“The voter said yes she ‘voted early’ and then voted again, then she asked ‘what’s the problem?’” according to the report.
Yet another voter was at a loss for explaining why he voted more than once.
“Voter said he remembered both times. He doesn’t know why he voted twice,” the report said.