Fri February 22, 2013
Prosecutor now has six double voter cases
Information about six people accused of voting more than once this past presidential election in Hamilton County is now in the hands of the Prosecutor's Office.
The only case where two votes were actually counted involves poll worker Melowese Richardson who told Channel 9 in an earlier interview she voted absentee and then in person.
"I, after registering thousands of people, certainly wanted my vote to count, so I voted."
Richardson said she didn't think the Hamilton County Board of Election would get her absentee ballot and that's why she voted again. She is also accused of helping four other people vote twice, frustrating Board Chair Tim Burke.
"Melowese Richardson was able to take advantage of her position as an inside poll worker to cast a second vote that did in fact get counted cause we had no way of determining that by a staff review. That's the only instance where an individual got two votes case in her own name."
Richardson's case was one of those referred to the prosecutor. The prosecutor also has information on five other suspect cases. However it's unclear if any more will be referred. Burke and board member Alex Triantafilou disagree but are waiting for a clarification from the prosecutor's office.
"In my opinion, no."
"In my opinion, yes."
Only three of thirteen people subpoenaed today showed up for questioning by the board.