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Ex-Ohio Organizing Collaborative Employee Jailed for Felony Voter Registration Fraud

Rebecca Hammonds was sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to 14 felony counts of fraudulently registering people to vote and forging signatures on voter registration forms while working for a left-wing group in Ohio.

Hammonds was a paid canvasser for the Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC), a liberal activist group that was active in registering voters in the southern part of the county during September and October 2015, when the voter registration fraud occurred. In October of that year, the county elections board director contacted the sheriff’s office after his staff began finding discrepancies in voter registration applications filed by OOC, including five submitted in the name of dead people.

Hammonds was originally charged with 35 felony counts but pleaded down to just 14. The judge declined her request for probation, “saying voter registration fraud is a serious crime that deserves some incarceration.”

Ohio Organizing Collaborative ex-employee pleads guilty to 14 counts of voter fraud and forgery

Rebecca A. Hammonds pleaded guilty to multiple counts of felony voter fraud committed while working for a left-wing social-justice group: “13 of the 32 charges for falsely registering someone to vote and one of the three charges for forging someone’s signature on a voter registration form. The other charges were dismissed as part of a plea deal . . .”

Hammonds was a paid canvasser for the Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC), a liberal activist group that was involved in voter registration efforts in the southern part of the county during the months leading up to the November 2015 general election. In October of that year, the county elections board director contacted the sheriff’s office after his staff found discrepancies with 29 voter registration applications received from OOC, including five that were submitted in the name of people who were dead.

Hammonds’ fifth-degree felonies carry a maximum sentence of one year imprisonment each, but the prosecutor “will not oppose probation.” Once again, felony penalties are no deterrent if they aren’t imposed.

 

Before being busted for voter registration fraud, Hammonds’ employer Ohio Organizing Collaborative was a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed in 2015 by Democrat “fixer” and Clinton campaign counsel Marc Elias that challenged election reforms like maintaining clean voter rolls, ending fraud-prone same-day registration, and requiring mail-ballot voters to correctly fill out their own personal identifying information.