Ohio Democratic Party should rescind endorsement of group promoting voter fraud

Last week, we told you about how a group of Ohio Democrats honored and applauded Melowese Richardson, who was convicted of voting more than once in 2012, voting for her granddaughter, and even voting for her comatose sister.

Fraudulent voter basks in the applause of Democrat group aiming to change voting law
Fraudulent voter basks in the applause of Democrat group aiming to change voting law – Enquirer photo, Jeff Swinger

She was a poll worker who used her position to vote for Obama multiple times. She is one of the few who ever gets caught, and was sentenced to five years in prison.

At an event that was all about voting law, Ohio Democrats invited a person guilty of multiple counts of voter fraud up to speak. To “welcome her back” and applaud her.

They invited her up to the stage, like some sort of hero.

The event was a rally for a constitional amendment that would restore same day registration and voting, a practice that taxes boards of elections and invited fraud. House Democrats unanimously voted to eliminate this practice in 2009, but now call eliminating it “voter suppression.” It would also allow student IDs, which are easily faked, to be used for voting.

The group honored Richardson by inviting her up on the stage and applauding her.

Convicted vote cheater Melowese Richardson applauded by Al Sharpton and Democrat State Rep. Alicia Reece
Convicted vote cheater Melowese Richardson applauded by Al Sharpton and Democrat State Rep. Alicia Reece -Enquirer Photo, Jeff Swinger

Since the “Voter Bill of Rights” proponents have shown that they admire and promote fraudulent voting, it’s time for the Ohio Democratic Party to rescind their endorsement of the movement.

Democratic Secretary of State candidate Nina Turner was also at the event, and has endorsed it. She has remained silent on the matter so far and refuses to denounce the adulation given to Richardson. If she seriously wants Ohioans to give her a chance to run Ohio’s elections, she should be condemn the voter fraud applauded at the event in the strongest terms possible and withdraw her endorsement.

Ed Fitzgerald and the rest of the Democratic statewide ticket have also endorsed the now tainted effort and should demonstrate their disapproval of breaking election laws, instead of promoting it.


Author: Nick

I was born and raised in Ohio. After growing up in the Columbus area, I moved to Cleveland to study at Case Western Reserve University, and have lived in Northeast Ohio ever since. I live in Wellington with my wife and son. I work in the private sector and have never worked in the political field.

3 thoughts on “Ohio Democratic Party should rescind endorsement of group promoting voter fraud”

  1. Inner city Black Precincts are a sump of voter fraud as evidenced in the last Presidential Election. The Black Democrat political machine is now symbolically Detroit. If minorities (white) are not soon elected in the inner city we have an enclave calamity in the making.

  2. I hope the GOP got some great video of this rally — I can see the campaign adds now! The add starts with a full screen shot of Ms.Richardson being hugged by “Rev” Sharpton, with the caption “Convicted voter fraud felon Melowese Richardson teams with Al Sharpton and the Ohio democrats to reform our voting rights laws….

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