Oh, what a surprise, "Melowese" voted twice for Barry
The board started with 80 suspicious cases and now is 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.
"I would think that something this important would come to me first and that I wouldn't have to be enlightened about this through you," said Richardson.
According to county documents, Richardson's absentee ballot was accepted on Nov. 1, 2012 along with her signature. On Nov. 11, she told an official she also voted at a precinct because she was afraid her absentee ballot would not be counted in time.
"There's absolutely no intent on my part to commit voter fraud," said Richardson.
I could be mistaken, but I thought that absentee ballots are not counted unless the election is very close.
I am not sure if it's true in this particular case, but it's not surprising to read about people being confused with voting procedures. There are large numbers of unintelligent voters out there. It's not always about playing dumb, sometimes it's simply about being dumb.
There is no doubt that the voting process in this country can be vastly improved.