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Voter fraud: Multiple-voting Melowese Richardson gets a federal pass

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Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

Eric Holder's Justice Department wastes no time suing states over their voter ID laws — to protect the franchise, he says. But a fraudster who repeatedly voted for President Obama? Why, she gets a pass.

Consider the celebrity status bestowed upon Melowese Richardson, the Ohio poll worker who admitted she voted six times for President Obama in 2012. Typically, voting just twice for president is enough to draw a federal felony charge.

Ms. Richardson was charged and convicted under state law in Ohio and sentenced to five years in prison last year. But after serving a mere eight months, a state judge dismissed her conviction and allowed her to plead “no contest” to four counts of illegal voting, reports J. Christian Adams for Breitbart.

Recently, Richardson turned up at a “voting rights” rally in Cincinnati, where she was warmly received and embraced by Al Sharpton. (Of course.)

But she's not on Justice's radar — even though the feds routinely go after criminals previously subjected to state charges, such as police officers accused of brutality, Mr. Adams reports.

Did we mention that Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Springer, the district election officer in Cincinnati, is an Obama campaign contributor?

Rest assured that in the run-up to the midterm elections, Mr. Holder's ideologically driven Justice Department will ensure that every person's vote counts — even multiple times for the same candidate. After all, fraud is such an ugly charge when an offender's heart is in the right place, right?

 

 
 


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