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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Missouri Bobbie Jean Cheeks 2006 Registration Fraud Bobbie Jean Cheeks was one of eight individuals from ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate, investigated by the FBI and arrested in 2007 for violation of election laws. All eight pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud. http://www.semissourian.com/story/1322558.html http://dailycaller.com/2010/06/10/acorn-employees-tell-fbi-of-deliberate-electio... http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-ne...
Ohio Amy Little Daniel "Tate" Hausman Yolanda Hippensteele F 2008 General D Ineligible district voting Absentee/Mail 1 1 Amy Little (New York native, staff member for Vote Today Ohio, and out-of-state campaigner for Barak Obama) was one of several people who came to Franklin County, Ohio, registered to vote after 30 days, and voted eventhough she did not intend to remain a resident of the county and state. She and her co-defendants chose to vote in Ohio instead of their home states, because Ohio is a swing state and Obama was expected to easily win in their home states. Charged with a violation under Title 35 of Ohio Code, casting an absentee ballot despite not meeting residency requirement. Pleaded guilty. (Case #09-CR-04-2465, Franklin County) 60-day suspended jail sentence, 1 year of probation and a $1000 fine http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2009/04/29/three_voters.ART_ART_04... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396674-ohio-franklin-county-amy-little-co...
Pennsylvania Richard Toney M 2009-05 Democratic primary D Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion Federal conspiracy 1 50 Richard Toney pleaded* guilty to violating federal election laws by soliciting absentee ballots that prosecutors say benefited his wife and her running mate. Toney was immediately sentenced to three years’ probation. Toney retired in 2013, but in 2009 was still officer-in-charge of police in Harmar Township, PA. That’s when federal prosecutors contend he solicited absentee ballots for his wife, Kim Toney, and her running mate in that year’s Democratic primary for township supervisor. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Ortiz told the judge that Toney and another man who wasn’t indicted but cooperated with authorities applied for absentee ballots, then had them filled out - often by people who shouldn’t have legally done so because they weren’t really going to be absent for the May 2009 primary. Ortiz said some voters felt compelled to go along for fear of “potential adverse consequences” because Toney was the township’s top cop. Before the absentee ballots were counted, Kim Toney and a challenger, Robert Exler, won the top two slots in the primary. After 50 absentee ballots were counted, Toney and her running mate, Jerry Chalmers, prevailed and went on to win the general election and two seats on the five-member board that runs the township. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, for 1 charge of federal conspiracy https://www.fbi.gov/pittsburgh/press-releases/2014/former-harmar-township-police... http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/25/ex-chief-to-plead-to-soliciting-...
North Carolina Verna Roehm F 2012-11 General R Absentee/mail Impersonation - deceased 1 1 A North Carolina widow, 75-year-old Verna Roehm, was charged with felony voting fraud after she voted on behalf of her dead husband in the 2012 presidential election. The illegal absentee mail ballot was discovered during a regular audit by Union County election officials in 2014. When confronted about the vote, Roehm said it was her husband's last dying wish to vote on the Republican ticket, but he died a few months before he was able. She pleaded* guilty to a charge of misdemeanor voter fraud, downgraded from a felony followed a judge accepting a prayer for judgment due to the unusual circumstances, which means that while she's been found guilty, she won't have to face jail time. *Plea deal: No jail time, for 1 misdemeanor count of voter fraud (downgraded from a felony) http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/woman-charged-fulfilling-husbands-dying-wi...
Ohio Ohio Organizing Collaborative 2015 Registration fraud Forgery In October 2015, the Ohio Secretary of State's office received reports from county boards of elections about suspicious voter registration forms submitted by employees of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative. Boards have described significant irregularities among the applications, including voter registration forms from persons who are deceased, voter registration forms with multiple names, address or identification mismatches, and voter registration update forms that appear to have been signed by someone other than the voter. The cases were referred to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investiations. http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/Upload/elections/advisories/2015/Adv2015-07.pdf http://wkbn.com/2015/10/29/ohio-bci-investigating-potential-voter-fraud-in-two-c... http://wkbn.com/2015/10/16/bci-investigating-reports-of-voter-fraud-in-columbian...
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Derek G. Little M Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Derek G. Little was accused of knowingly voting while being a convicted felon. His case was dismissed because federal prosecutors learned that he used his prison ID to prove his identity at the polls. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Connecticut Stenley Cohen M Ineligible district voting Stanley and Barbara Cohen were accused of voting using the address of a place they did not reside. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that the matter should be dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/2008_047.pdf
Kansas Sedgwick County - Names Unknown 2009 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud 1 Eight non-citizens were accused of registering and at least one voted. Referred to district attorney. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Washington Dan Millikan 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...
Connecticut David Ford M 2004-11 Presidential Ineligible felon voting David Ford was accused of applying for a ballot and voting in the 2004 presidential election even though he was a felon whose voting rights had been revoked. Ford's attorney provided a copy of the notice of his rights restoration, which indicated that Ford was no longer under the jurisdiction of the Connecticut Department of Correction and that his discharge date was July 30, 2004. Ford was eligible to have his voting rights restored on July 30, 2004. No further action was taken on complaint. Dismissed

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