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Black Dem Grandma Gets Five Years Prison For Voter Fraud; Young White Republican Has Charges Dismissed

Submitted by on July 20, 2013 – 10:19 amNo Comment

This week saw two high-profile voter fraud cases from the 2012 presidential election come to very different ends. A former poll worker in Cincinnati was convicted of falsely voting multiple times in several elections, including for Pres. Barack Obama; while a GOP contractor in Virginia who threw away voter registration forms had all charges against him dismissed.

Melowese Richardson, 58, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading no contest to illegally submitting absentee ballots for others, and for submitting absentee ballots and voting at the polls in the same elections. She freely stated to a local news channel that she had voted multiple times, apparently unaware that she’d done anything wrong. (Though her position as a poll worker makes that either unlikely, or gross incompetence.)

Colin Small, 23, had remaining misdemeanor charges against him dismissed in Virginia. Small was registering voters for the GOP (while being paid by an outside firm) before the 2012 election when he threw voter registration forms into a dumpster. Felony charges against him had earlier been dropped.

Both Small and Richardson stated they made simple mistakes.

After charges against Small were dropped, his attorney remarked on his surprise that “common sense and wisdom and mercy don’t have a more stellar place in our justice system.”

The attorney, John C. Holloran, also stated that Small’s family were shaken by the experience that ultimately led to no criminal prosecution. Halloran emphasized in colorful terms that they are not the kind of people to usually mistrust the justice system:

“They’re not from the hood, where you go ‘hey man, don’t deal with the man, the cops don’t play it straight up and don’t trust prosecutors.’ They trust cops and they trust prosecutors because they believe they’re going to do justice. It’s a very difficult education for them.”

What do you think of the two cases of voter fraud?

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