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.”

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