Jonn wrote about three weks ago about Melowese Richardson of Cincinnati. Seems she was a poll worker – and also admitted to voting multiple times during the last Presidential election. She voted twice as herself (once in person, once absentee), and several other times “on behalf of” other people.
Well, yesterday Melowese Richardson was charged with eight counts of illegal voting . If convicted, she’s looking at up to 12 years in prison.
She’s not the only one in trouble, though. Hamilton County authorities also indicted a nun and an elderly man for illegal voting – one count each. Each is accused of casting an absentee ballot on the behalf of an individual who had requested one but died before returning their ballots. They’re each facing up to 18 months behind bars.
Silly me. I thought the operative principle in a free and fair election was “one man, one vote”. And I thought the dead only voted in Precinct 13 in Alice, Texas (see Robert A. Caro’s Means of Ascent for context). (smile)