A Cincinnati news agency is reporting that three Ohio voters have been charged with voting improperly. One is a nun who voted in place of her nun friend who died before the election. The nun is pleading guilty to the charge and is resigning her position.
Another, Melowese Richardson, 58, a long-time poll worker and (according to today’s broadcast on this story by Fox News) loyal Obama supporter, is charged with either eight or nine counts of voting for other people. They seem to have been mostly relatives of hers. Fox News also adds that she at first admitted to voting twice under her own name. The charges could earn her about 12 years in prison.
Officials in Ohio are not taking this sort of thing sitting down. Signaling a new, get-tough stance, it was reported:
“Board of Elections Director Amy Searcy said Richardson won’t be asked to come back.”
Call me cynical, but it seems that the foxes have been placed in charge of investigating the sudden disappearance of hens down at the coop, as the same entrenched political class (including officials elected in Ohio) that brought Melowese on board in the first place is conducting the investigation.
“Nothing to see here, folks. Move along, move along.”
Questions still linger about 50 voters who voted via absentee ballot but then also voted in person, on “provisional” ballots. Democrats on the Board of Elections assure us there’s nothing wrong with this, as the safeguards that are in place guarantee us that only one vote counted. Well, that’s comforting.
In all fairness, by casting eight or nine illegal votes (that we think we know of) Melowese is hardly a major player in the grand scheme of things. But free and fair elections is supposed to be comforting Political Theater in the same way that the TSA pat-downs and naked scans are supposed to make us feel secure. Once the illusion is gone, then it’s Katie-bar-the-door. I mean, who knows? Next, we’ll be questioning whether money printed on paper out of thin air is really worth anything. Or we’ll see the GOP leadership in the US House talking about passing gun control without GOP support, and we’ll be left wondering if there’s not really that big a difference between the two parties.
I don’t think it’s a stretch to see that we are on what Hayek rightly labelled the Road to Serfdom. And the fault lies almost equally with the wicked, demonic puppets who think they’re “in charge” as with the stupid, vapid, easily distracted crowd that keeps supporting them. Christian patriot, when you tire of this and are ready for a real exit ramp from Hayek’s road, check out the book, Resistance to Tyrants: Romans 13 and the Christian Duty to Oppose Wicked Rulers. (Kindle edition HERE, and paperback version HERE.)