A Cincinnati poll worker admitted to an Ohio television station earlier this month she voted twice for President Obama in November. But now authorities think she voted more like six times in the election, and they've added her name to a list of 19 they're investigating for voter fraud.
"Yes, I voted twice," Melowese Richardson told WCPO-TV, explaining she cast an absentee ballot before voting in person at the polls, Fox News reported. "I, after registering thousands of people, certainly wanted my vote to count, so I voted."
Now authorities think she may have cast ballots for four other people, too, Fox News reports. And she's just one of 19 that Hamilton County Board of Elections officials suspect as voting illegally in the most recent election, Fox News reports.
Ms. Richardson is nonrepentant.
"I'll fight it for Mr. Obama and for Mr. Obama's right to sit as president of the United States," she said when asked to respond to the voter fraud investigation that's under way, Fox News reports.
She also denies she intended to commit voter fraud, Fox News says. Election authorities aren't so willing to dismiss the fraud suspicions, however.
"It appears she not only attempted to vote more than once, but was actually successful at it and having those additional votes counted," said Ohio Secretary of State John Husted in the Fox News report. "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."
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