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.