OH election workers sentenced for recount fraud

They faked recount to avoid more complete review. Judge thinks 'there's more to this story.'

People who suspect the 2004 presidential election was stolen got a boost recently when two Ohio election workers were sentenced to prison for rigging a recount of that state's election. According to the AP, Jacqueline Maiden, the election board's third-highest ranking employee and ballot manager Kathleen Dreamer, each were convicted of a felony count of negligent misconduct of an elections employee.

They rigged the recount to avoid having to do a lengthy, more comprehensive review. But even the judge thinks the conspiracy to fake the recount goes higher.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter Corrigan allowed the women to remain free on bail pending appeal, but indicated he thought there was a more widespread conspiracy among election officials.

"I can't help but feel there's more to this story," he said.

There was no contention that the fraud affected the outcome of the recount.

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