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
Wisconsin Jenny Wanasek Caitlin B. Hancock F 2011-11 Recall 2013-03 Petition fraud 1 0 Jenny Wanasek, a petition circulator for the 2012 recall of Gov. Walker, pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor for accepting forged petition signatures from Caitlin Haycock, who illegally signed her parents' names. Wanasek told Haycock she would have to turn away while Haycock signed her parents' names. Wanasek was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and fined $500 as conditions of a year's probation. Haycock pleaded guilty to the same charge. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 40 hours of community service, $500 fine
Oregon Deanna Swenson F 2012-11 General 2012-11 Absentee/mail Ballot tampering 6 2 Deanna Swenson, a temporary, part-time Clackamas County elections employee who was caught marking at least two ballots cast in the November 2012 election, pleaded* guilty to official misconduct and unlawfully altering a cast ballot. Swenson marked ballots that voters had left partially blank, according to Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. A co-worker saw Swenson altering a ballot. A Clackamas County grand jury indicted her on two counts each of unlawfully altering a cast ballot, unlawfully voting more than once, and first degree official misconduct. Swenson was sentenced to 90 days in jail. *Plea deal: 90 days in jail
Florida Gladys Coego F 2016 2016-10 Absentee/Mail Gladys Coego, a temporary worker for the county elections department, was tasked with opening envelopes sent by Miami-Dade County voters with their completed mail ballots. She was arrested after co-workers caught her illegally marking ballots. Investigators linked Coego to two fraudulent votes, but suspect from witness testimony that she submitted several more.
Alaska Unknown 1 Voter fraud case referred to Alaska Department of Law Criminal Division. Declined for prosecution. No charges filed.
Florida Velrine Palmer F Non-citizen voting Velrine Palmer was one of 15 non citizens charged with voting in various elections. Four of the defendants were also charged with making false claims of citizenship. Ten defendants were convicted, one was acquitted and charges against the remaining four defendants were dismissed. The case against Palmer was dismissed. Dismissed
Idaho Ronald Edwin Prior M Registration Fraud Charged with illegal registrations by voter. Pleaded guilty. $200 fine and 3 months probation. The case was later dismissed.
Mississippi Dorothy Brown F 2009-06 A complaint was filed against Dorothy Brown on 6/26/09, according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00060. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud.
Texas Alfred Isassi M Alfred Isassi was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
Washington Kelly Connally 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.
West Virginia Glen Dale “Hound Dog” Adkins (former Logan County Clerk) M Vote Buying Glen Dale “Hound Dog” Adkins was indicted with others for a conspiracy to control county government in Lincoln County by buying votes, keeping some supporters’ property taxes low, controlling county and state government jobs and rewarding supporters by ensuring their roads were repaired. Admitted that he sold his vote in 1996 for $500. Charged with accepting money for voting. Pleaded guilty.


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