Ohio Vote Fraud Probe Uncovers Single Case

Allegations of widespread Cincinatti-area fraud prove unfounded
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2009 2:30 AM CST
Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters' allegations of widespread voter fraud sparked an investigation that discovered a lone case.   (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
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(Newser) – An investigation into allegations of widespread voter fraud in Ohio's Hamilton County last fall found just one case, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. A county prosecutor—and local chairman of John McCain's campaign—had demanded 600 votes be examined. The only fraudulent vote was cast by a Connecticut man who turned himself in and was fined $1,000. "Told ya so,” crowed the chairman of the county's Democratic Party, who accused the prosecutor of "playing politics."