Voter fraud was one of hottest topics leading into the 2012 Election, and while the media microscope has since focused away from it, it’s far from disappeared. In fact, one case in Cincinnati can potentially land several police officers in jail. According to Cincinnati.com, thirty law enforcement officers in Hamilton County are facing up to a year in prison after a Board of Elections staffer discovered they registered to vote using their police station’s addresses as their own. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has since ordered county Boards of Elections across the state to review voter rolls and flag any commercial addresses used by individuals to register to vote.
Ohio state law prohibits one from registering to vote with a commercial address, but in order to be convicted of a crime, one must be proven to have done so knowingly, not by mistake. Consequently, both Democrats and Republicans on the Board of Elections are approaching this case with leniency.
Full Article: Cincinnati Police Officers Investigated In Voter Fraud Case.