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 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Maryland Melissa Renee Schilling F 2011 General Petition fraud Forgery 2 0 A Baltimore woman, Melissa Renee Schilling, was convicted of two counts of providing false signatures on an election petition and will spend at least 30 days in the Fairfield County Jail for her crimes. Schilling pleaded* guilty to forging signatures on a petition for two local liquor options. *Plea deal: 30 days in jail for 2 counts of providing false signatures on an election petition http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/article/20120210/NEWS01/120210010/Woman-gui...
Minnesota Farhiya Abdi Dool F 2012-11 General 2013-06 Multiple voting In person 1 1 Farhiya Abdi Dool and Amina A Hassan were each charged with one felony count of voter fraud for voting twice in the 2012 general election, once by absentee ballot and again at a polling place. Dool and Hassan registered to vote at the Rice County Auditor’s Office on Nov. 5, 2012, and voted by absentee ballot that day. They each completed another voter registration application the next day, Election Day, at their polling location, signed the roster of new registrants, and voted again. The Somali immigrants told Rice County investigators that they did not intend to register and vote twice. Hassan said she had asked at the polling location if it was a problem if she had just voted but that a woman told her it was “no problem.” Rice County Auditor Fran Windschitl said there are procedures in place to prevent people from receiving a ballot on Election Day when they have already voted absentee, but the polls get hectic and it “must have been just an oversight” in Dool and Hassan’s instances.  Each charge carries a penlty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/news/article_6731ef26-a9e0-5ab7... http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/news/article_6c46275c-9aba-59cb...
New Jersey Melvin Howell Felicia Simmons M 2015 Elizabeth school board 2016-04 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 1 1 Melvin Howell and Felicia Simmons were each charged with third-degree vote-by-mail fraud in the 2015 Elizabeth Board of Education election for filling out fraudulent applications for absentee ballots. Howell was found to have allegedly filled out such applications for voters who didn't exist, and Simmons falsely claimed to have assisted an ineligible voter. http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2016/04/two_charged_with_elizbeth_school_board... http://patch.com/new-jersey/westfield/voter-fraud-revealed-elizabeth-school-elec...
Wisconsin Suzanne Gunka Herbert Gunka F Multiple voting 1 1 Suzanne and Herbert Gunka were each charged with Double Voting (Felony Class I) after voting twice in the same election, by absentee ballots and again at the polls. http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Connecticut Killingly Kids Count Voter intimidation/coercion Citizens for Limited Taxation filed a complaint against Killingly Kids Count (KKC), a registered political committee, with the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission that alleged the group tried to intimidate voters through its flyers for two separate elections. It also alleged that a school official had "advocated a position on a referendum using public funds," when he called a radio station and told listeners to vote against a measure. After an investigation, the commission found there was no evidence that the group had posted the flyers. The commission also concluded that the school principal made the call during his break and was not guilty of any wrongdoing. The complaint was dismissed. Dismissed
Georgia Tommy Gene Solomon M 2010-06 Registration fraud Accused of being registered to vote under different names. (State Elections Board Case #2008-0099; Lanier County) $500 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Mississippi Leon Hunt M Vote Buying Admitted paying 25 to 30 people for votes, paid undercover police officers $30 a vote. Pleaded guilty to attempted bribery. 1 year house arrest and $500 fine
Pennsylvania Mark V. Cosentino M 2002-08 Mark V. Cosentino was charged with unlawful voting according to Pensylvania Statue 25 Section 3533. "Any person who votes or attempts to vote at any primary or election, knowing that he does not possess all the qualifications of an elector..." Pleaded guilty. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404431-pennsylvania-state-cases-1.html
Washington Brent Cole M 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...
Washington Jeremy Westerman M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Jeremy Westerman was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...

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