Voter Fraud Investigation in Ohio
Here’s some news out of Ohio:
The Hamilton County Board of Elections is investigating 19 possible cases of alleged voter fraud following months of investigation after the 2012 election.
Twenty-eight subpoenas have been issued as a result of the investigation, which includes 19 Hamilton County voters and nine witnesses who still need to answer questions to satisfy the board.
The board started with 80 suspicious cases and now are down to 19. Officials say the majority of the cases turned out to be simple misunderstandings.
Melowese Richardson, a Madisonville resident, first learned of the allegations when approached by 9 On Your Side reporter Tom McKee Wednesday. Even though she admits to voting twice in the last election, she said the news came as surprise.
First, I do not for a second believe that voter fraud was the reason for Romney’s loss in November. It might have played a small part on the margins, but it was likely far from the determining factor that some people make it out to be.
More importantly, the fact that voter fraud takes place is in itself a problem. I know that Democrats are quick to dismiss any charges of voter fraud as being too few to be taken seriously (just check out the Democratic commentators on this NRO piece). Instead of treating voter fraud as a serious issue, Democrats choose to ridicule those on the right that are concerned about it.
We’ll see what the investigations in Ohio result in. The cynic in me says “nothing”.