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Habitual vote-fraudster, Melowese Richardson

Vote fraud as ‘payback time’

By Robert Knight Melowese Richardson is the poster girl for vote fraud. The Ohio poll worker was sentenced last July to five years in prison after being convicted of voting twice in the 2012 election and voting three times — in 2008, 2011 and 2012 — in the name of her sister, in a coma […]

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Online registration fraud: Who prosecutes?

By John Rouleau, executive director of Minnesota Majority – In the brief couple months since Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie unilaterally rolled out online voter registration, investigations of fraud via the system are already under way in at least one Minnesota county, but there’s a potential problem. What is the correct venue to file […]

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Election watchdog hands Florida 173 cases of alleged voter fraud

Florida may give Minnesota a run for it’s money in holding the record number of voter fraud convictions. By William Patrick A Texas-based watchdog known as True the Vote is staying one step ahead of Florida’s elections officials. The organization has identified 173 cases of alleged interstate voter fraud, or double voting, in Florida and Maryland, the group announced Monday. […]

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Two Convicted for Ineligible Voting in Carlton County, MN

Shawn Marie Kaarbo (aka Shawn Marie Melton and Shawn Marie Strandberg) and Anna Nichole Nelson both voted in Carlton County in the 2012 election. The problem was, neither of the women were legally eligible to vote because both are convicted felons still serving their felony sentences on supervised release. Kaarbo pled guilty to knowingly voting […]

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Two Women Charged with Voting Twice in Faribault

Farhiya Abdi Dool and Amina A Hassan have each been accused of voting once by absentee ballot and again at a polling place during the 2012 General Election. Born in Somalia and naturalized US Citizens, they required interpreters to communicate with English-speaking election officials. Hassan claimed that when she went to vote in person she […]

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Supreme Court Removes Federal Barriers to Election Integrity Laws

Voter ID Laws Sweeping into Effect The United States Supreme Court has struck down portions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that have been roadblocks to many states attempting to implement Voter ID and other election integrity laws. At least 5 states may be immediately affected. Texas, Mississippi, Alabama have all enacted photo ID requirements […]

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A Victory for Election Integrity!

Still work ahead to resolve differences between House and Senate Bills In this year’s legislative environment, even modest advancements in election integrity should be considered a tremendous feat. On Wednesday, the Minnesota House passed HF894, the omnibus election bill. Since the start of session, Minnesota Majority has been heavily involved in negotiating key points in […]

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Mansky’s Office Tries to Hide Election Records from the Public

Ramsey County Denies Access to Public Election Records needed to Detect and Prove Voter Fraud After the 2008 election, Minnesota Majority’s examination of public election records uncovered over 1,000 voter fraud cases that would otherwise have gone undetected and the discovery led to a record number of successful prosecutions, but now, Ramsey County is denying […]

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Same-Day Voter Registration Fight Heard in U.S. Court

By Doug Belden Minnesota must check the eligibility of voters who register on Election Day before their ballots are counted or set up a process for others to do so, a voters’ rights group is arguing in federal court. Otherwise, “we’re going to lose the integrity of our elections,” said Erick Kaardal, attorney for the […]

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Why Can’t Felons Vote?

From a Minnesota Majority position memo: In 2008, after the US Senate race was ultimately decided by just 312 votes, it was discovered that over 1,000 ineligible convicted felons had unlawfully voted in the general election. Nearly 200 have since been convicted and approximately 100 more are awaiting trial. Most ineligible felon voters were never […]

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