2012 election

Ohio Attorney General website

So far, only one of the 20 cases of alleged voter fraud referred by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to the Ohio Attorney General’s office has resulted in a criminal conviction – that of a northern Kentucky woman who pleaded guilty to voting in Butler County last fall.

According to court records, 58-year-old Kim Trombetta of Newport entered a guilty plea in a Butler County court in June to a misdemeanor charge of falsification and was fined $1,000. Trombetta was told the fine would be reduced to $500 if she did 50 hours of community service.

Hamilton County Investigates Voter Fraud

Jul 11, 2013

  Hamilton County’s investigation of voter fraud from the last election has created a controversy between those who say fraud cases have been overblown for political purposes and those who feel anyone who purposely casts an illegitimate ballot should be prosecuted.

The Hamilton County Board of Elections challenged 96 voters who apparently have incorrect addresses listed on their registration forms or list dwellings that no longer exist.

But only 20 of those voters are active voters; the rest have not voted in recent years.

Marlene Kocher, a volunteer from the Ohio Voter Integrity Project, a tea party organization looking into potential voter fraud statewide, submitted a list of 127 names to the board of elections - all west of Interstate 75 in the city of Cincinnati.

Two more persons suspected of illegal voting in the November 2012 election were referred to the Hamilton County prosecutor Monday morning by the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

Referred to the prosecutor were Lakeisha M. Watkins, a 41-year-old woman who cast a provisional ballot in Colerain precinct  W on election day and then voted in her former precinct, Colerain GG. Board of Elections officials tried to contact the woman and was told that she lives in Boston.

A Madisonville woman charged with eight counts of illegal voting over three elections is seeking a plea bargain with the Hamilton County prosecutor's office.

Melowese Richardson, 58, who was a poll worker at the Madisonville Recreation Center's polling place last fall, appeared in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Thursday morning, where her lawyer, William Gallagher told Judge Robert Ruehlman that he was negotiating plea agreement.

A 75-year-old Symmes Township man charged with illegally casting an absentee ballot for his deceased wife last fall has asked a Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judge to place him in a diversion program, thus avoiding jail time.

Russell Glossop was charged with voter fraud after mailing in an absentee for his wife, Betty Ann Glossop, who died on Oct. 1 last year. She had requested an absentee ballot in August. The absentee ballots were not mailed out until Oct. 4, three days after her death.

Glossop is one of three persons charged with voter fraud.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

A Hamilton County Grand Jury has indicted three people for allegedly casting illegal votes in this past presidential election. 

Melowese Richardson, admitted to WCPO she voted twice and submitted absentee ballots for several other people as well. If convicted, the prosecutor says she faces up to 12 years in prison.

Russell Glassop is charged with voting on behalf of his deceased wife.

The Hamilton County Board of Elections voted Tuesday to issue subpoenas to 19 voters who are suspected of voting twice in the November election, which could lead to criminal prosecutions.

The board also voted to issue nine subpoenas to people who are not suspected of voting twice but are “fact witnesses,’’ according to Tim Burke, the chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

Most of the voters being investigated are persons who allegedly voted by absentee ballot and then cast provisional ballots at polling places on election days.

COLUMBUS, OHIO – After declaring victory tonight, Senator Brown lost his voice, and his wife, Connie Schultz, delivered most of this speech. The remarks as prepared are below:

Today in Ohio, in the middle of America, the middle class won.


Only a year ago we gathered to celebrate the defeat of Issue 2, an undisguised assault on the middle class.

Just like this fall, we fought back against secretive out-of-state forces that wanted to impose THEIR will upon OUR great state.

Some updated results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections:
Precincts Reporting 515 of 545

County Sheriff:
Jim Neil   189,356 52.64%
Sean D. Donovan   170,355 47.36%

County Prosecutor:
Joseph T. Deters   216,390 59.04%
Janaya Trotter   150,133 40.96%

Clerk of Courts:
Tracy Winkler   192,026 53.76%
Pam Thomas   165,167 46.24%