Ohio woman gets jail time after registering dead people to vote

Posted at 4:09 PM, Mar 06, 2017

An Ohio woman was sentenced Monday to 180 days in jail for fraudulently registering more than three dozen people to vote.

Authorities said Rebecca Hammonds, 34, created fake voter registration documents while working to register unregistered voters in Columbiana County between September and October of 2015.

"The investigation found that (Hammonds) falsely registered a number of Columbiana County residents, including some who were deceased, which is inexcusable," Ohio Attorney General DeWine said.  “Allegations of voter fraud referred to my office will always be thoroughly investigated."

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Hammonds, of East Liverpool, Ohio, pleaded guilty last month to 13 felony counts of making a false registration and one felony count of election falsification. 

She was indicted in May after an investigation by the Ohio Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation.