The Defiance County Sheriff's Office arrested Chad Staton, age 22, of Stratton Ave., Defiance, on a charge of False Registration, in Violation of Section 3599.11 of the Ohio Revised Code, a felony of the fifth degree.
The Sheriff's Office alleges that Staton filled out over 100 voter registration forms that were fictitious. Staton was to be paid for each registration form that he could get citizens to fill out. However, Staton himself filled out the registrations and returned them to the woman who hired him from Toledo, Ohio. Deputies allege that Staton was paid crack cocaine for the falsified registrations.
Chad Staton by hired by:
- Georgianne Pitts, 41, who admitted she paid Staton with crack cocaine, was recruited by:
- Thaddeus J Jackson II, of Cleveland, to obtain voter registrations.
A business card provided by Pitts identifies Thaddeus Jackson as the Assistant NVF Ohio Director of the NAACP Voter Fund.
Thaddeus Jackson has a long history of voter registration shenanigans. Read the Cleveland Plain Dealer's piece here.