( Cincinnati ) Three people have been indicted on voter fraud charges in Hamilton County. 64-year-old Margaret Allen, 84-year-old Ernestine Strickland and 49-year-old Andre Wilson are all indicted on a single count of illegal voting, a felony. If convicted of the charge, they face the possibility of 18 months in prison.
Allen is charged with attempting to vote in the 2012 Ohio General Election by requesting an Absentee Voter Ballot even though she is a resident of Florida. She has not been an Ohio resident since 2009.
Strickland is charged with registering to vote and voting by Absentee Voter Ballot in the 2012 Ohio General Election even though she is a resident of Tennessee and has never lived in Ohio.
Wilson is charged with registering to vote and voting by Absentee Voter Ballot in the 2012 Ohio General Election by using a fictitious Ohio address.
Prosecutor Deters commented, “Our democracy is built on our lawful right to vote. Everyone’s vote is weakened when some people decide to disobey the law. We must be vigilant in protecting everyone’s right to vote.”