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Ohio Nun Sister Marguerite Kloos Charged with Voter Fraud

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht
Cincinnati Nun Charged with Voter FraudCincinnati Nun Charged with Voter Fraud

Cincinnati-area nun Sister Marguerite Kloos has been charged with voter fraud after allegedly casting her own vote as well as casting an absentee ballot for a deceased nun in the 2012 election. 

Kloos, 54, of Delhi township faces up to 18 months in prison if found guilty of using an absentee ballot for fellow sister Rose Marie Hewitt, who died a month before the November election day.

Kloos resigned as Dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities at the College of Mount Saint Joseph and plans to plead guilty to the charges.

The fraud was uncovered by the Hamilton County Board of Elections. Their investigation led to several fraudulent voting cases. A poll worker, Melowese Richardson, 58, has been charged with eight counts of illegal voting. Russell Glassop, 75, allegedly cast his dead wife’s vote. Three additional people are also being investigated.

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"Elections are a serious business and the foundation of our democracy,” Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters told the Enquirer. "Individual votes may not seem important, but this could not be further from the truth.”

Source: NY Daily News