Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Wednesday that his office discovered another 17 non-citizens illegally cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election. Ohio voter fraud charges were rampant during early voting duration, with PPD’s own assistant editor Laura Baris, documenting a massive operation to shuttle Somali-born immigrants to illegally vote for Barack Obama through myriad tactics.
Other Ohio voter fraud charges claimed that voting machines were programmed to either double count votes for the president, which was also the case in at least one county in Palm Beach, FL, or votes intended for Romney switching to Obama, without recourse to rectify the malfunction.
Now, Husted says he has referred the latest case for possible prosecution, but Ohio officials admit that they did not stop many illegal, non-citizen voters from getting around the system.
“I have a responsibility to uphold election law, and under both federal and state law you must be a citizen to vote,” said Husted, a Republican who has aggressively tried to investigate the rampant Ohio voter fraud cases in the swing state that President Obama beat Mitt Romney by just 2 percentage points.
Husted also discovered that, despite efforts to cover their tracks, 274 non-citizens still remain on the voting rolls, blatantly demonstrating a sophisticated Ohio voter fraud operation.
As part of Ohio’s efforts to clean up the voting rolls, election officials discovered that more than 257,000 dead people were still listed as active voters, which is significant considering the 2 percent Obama victory represents just 166,214 votes out of a total of approximately 5.5 million ballots cast. According to Husted, their names have since been removed, but the damage is done.
It is safe to assume that the voter fraud can be attributed to the Democratic urban machine with the plethora of evidence from independent and government agencies. Former Justice Department whistleblower, J. Christian Adams, who left his position after the Obama administration sanctioned spigot city voter fraud, has been outspoken over the concerted, nationwide effort by Democrats to use urban voter fraud machines to overtake their massive deficits in rural and suburban counties.
Election authorities claim they have reduced the number of duplicate registrations, from 340,000 in 2011 to 4 as of November, and also that more than 370,000 Ohio voters who have moved have been contacted to update their voting information.
“Now that we have the ability to cross-check citizenship information with Ohio’s voter rolls, I will continue to be vigilant and to push the General Assembly for additional tools to modernize our elections systems, making it easy to vote and hard to cheat,” Husted said.
Those who favor the corrupted system in place, which is ripe for voter fraud, claim that voter fraud investigations are really about voter suppression, pulling the race card by egregiously stating anti-voter fraud advocates are preventing minorities and other blocs from voting.
Supporters of fair elections, however, argue their efforts are merely intended at preventing voter fraud and preserving the integrity of the electoral process.
The new investigation comes amid several recent Ohio voter fraud convictions in connection with last year’s presidential election cycle in Ohio. As of February, 2013, there are nineteen cases of Ohio voter fraud being investigated in Hamilton County — which is a traditionally Republican county Obama carried with around 27,000 votes (52.5 – 46.15 percent) — including a poll worker who was accused of voting 6 times in the November presidential election.
Melowese Richardson, 58, is serving five years in prison after being convicted of four counts of voter fraud. Prosecutors said she repeatedly had voted in the name of her sister, who has been in a coma since 2003, and that the illegal votes Richardson cast were counted in both the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections.
She also was accused of illegally voting in November’s election in the names of other people, including her granddaughter India Richardson, who told reporters “it wasn’t a big deal.” She proudly admitted that she voted for President Obama multiple times, which would explain some precincts reporting upwards of 125 percent voter turnout.
A Cincinnati nun also pleaded guilty to illegal voting as part of the ongoing voter fraud investigation. She, too, was an Obama supporter.