President Donald Trump trounced Hillary Clinton in the state of Ohio by nearly 500,000 votes despite the best efforts of this liberal activist, who is now facing half a year in jail after she pleaded guilty to 13 counts of voter fraud. Try harder next time!
By day, 34-year-old Rebecca Hammond of East Liverpool worked as a paid canvasser for the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, a liberal activist group dedicated to spread a progressive vision for the state. By night, Hammond was forging signatures on voter registration forms to stuff the ballot box.
â€śThe investigation found that [Hammond] falsely registered a number of Columbiana County residents, including some who were deceased, which is inexcusable,â€ť Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine explained.
The county Board of Elections Director, Adam Booth, was double-checking information on voter registration applications when he noticed that a lot of it didnâ€™t match up â€“ and that several applications were using the names of dead people.
â€śThe names matched up to the birthdays, which matched up, for the most part, to the driverâ€™s license and then she was just forging their signatures,â€ť he said.
Although Hammond was charged with 35 counts of falsely registering people to vote and forging signatures on voter registration forms back in 2015, she managed to walk away with a 180-day sentence last week as part of a plea deal. Each of those nearly three dozen counts carried a maximum sentence of one year in prison.
â€śI just canâ€™t overlook this. You attempted to violate the integrity of our election process in the county,â€ť Columbiana County Judge C. Ashley Pike said during her March 6 sentencing hearing. â€śYou made a mockery of our system.â€ť