True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Indiana Michelle Chandler (city controller’s office) F 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting Absentee/Mail Perjury 3 1 Michelle Chandler, a worker in the city controller’s office, was found guilty of one count of felony perjury in a fraud case that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Chandler was also charged with fraudulent receipt of ballot, voting outside of her district, and perjury. 1 year probation http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_6af53cdd-4bf0-520d-ad4a-6f0548f72e20....
Oklahoma Ronald Joel Henry Brenda Henry M 2016-04 Municipal 2016-08 Absentee/mail 1 9 Ronald Henry and his wife Brenda were arrested and charged in Oklahoma County District Court with one felony count of falsifying an absentee ballot application in the April 2016 Luther town council election. At least nine absentee ballots were fraudulently filled out, including multiple false or duplicate addresses and illegal notarizations without voters present. One voter who was listed as voting absentee confirmed that he did not fill out a ballot or vote in the election.
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Correan F. Edwards Ineligible felon voting 1 Correan F. Edwards was accused of knowingly voting while being a convicted felon. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Georgia Joann Eason F 2010 Absentee Ballot Fraud Eason was accused of unlawful possession, delivery and assistance with absentee ballots. $300 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161204225513/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Mississippi Billy E. Street M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Billy E. Street was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 2 counts of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts of voter fraud. (Case #BK2008-007B, Circuit Court, Benton County) 5 years, with 4 years and 6 months suspended. First 6 months under house arrest and then 4 years and 6 months of post-release supervision. Pay $1,922.50. http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo...
Georgia Sylvanus Burney (election official) Absentee Ballot Fraud Sylvanus Burney published notice of L&A testing but did not test for a month after notice and misplaced 67 ballots. $1,000 civil penalty, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
South Dakota Janice Howe F 1999 Petition fraud Forgery 1 Janice Howe pleaded* guilty to forging signatures on petitions for a constitutional amendment and lying about personally witnessing people sign the petitions. Howe was charged in 2002, but evaded arrest until 2015. She was sentenced in 2015 to four years in prison with all time suspended. *Plea deal: 4 years in prison (suspended), 4 years probation. http://ksoo.com/woman-sentenced-for-years-old-election-law-violation/
Washington Brigitte Salwierz F 1 Records received from Snohomish County Washington did not indicate the specific accusation. From a list of almost 200 voter fraud cases that occurred since June 2007, only one person was charged. According to the prosecutor's office, the remainder of the cases were not prosecuted and no records were kept on the type of specific charge for the unprosecuted cases. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
Texas Brandi Shields F Brandi Shields was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Texas Karen Hall F 2013-12 Multiple Bryan municipal 2014-09 Ineligible district voting The Bryan City Council voted to ask the Texas Attorney General's office to investigate Karen Hall, who helped secure voter signatures to place an ethics-related charter amendment before voters in November. Hall doesn't live at or own the address in Bryan at which she is registered to vote, but has voted in several city elections, most recently in December 2013. Hall listed her address on her voter registration as 5918 Texas 21 East in Bryan, which is the address of Bruders Electric. According to Hall, the building's former owner, Edward Wayne Kelly, offered to let Hall live in part of the building, but she never moved in. Hall thought the agreement was still in place when Kelly passed away several years ago, but Malcolm Hein, the owner of Bruder's Electric, who is renting the building, signed an affidavit saying he's never allowed anyone to live on the property. It is a felony under Texas law for a person to vote in an election where they know they are not eligible to vote. http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/calling-for-voter-fraud-investigation-is-a-ra...

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