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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
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/
Pennsylvania Victor Bernard Pinho M 2003-11 2004-01 Multiple Voting 1 Victor Bernard Pinho was accused of voting in both Philadelphia and Lehigh County. Charged with unlawful voting, a third-degree misdemeanor. Pleaded guilty. $750 in fines http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404432-pennsylvania-state-cases-2.html http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399976-pennsylvania-lehigh-county-respons...
Washington Susan Risenhoover F 2008 General Absentee/Mail Impersonation 1 Susan Risenhoover was not registered to vote in the 2008 Presidential election, however, her son was. Risenhoover filled out her son’s ballot, forged his name and sent it to the Island County Auditor’s Office. Pleaded guilty to being an unqualified person voting, a felony offense. 40 hours of community service http://www.electionjournal.org/2009/07/17/all-vote-by-mail-system-tempts-mom-int...
Florida Liltovia Rhodes F 2010 Registration fraud 55 In Miami, Florida, former ACORN voter registration canvassers Maurice Childress, Kashawn John, Liltovia Rhodes, Carlos Torres, Evangeline Williams, Lilkevia Williams, and Richard Williams, were all convicted of “false swearing in an election.” Accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Charges: 27 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 28 counts of submission of false voter registration information. Probation, community service, and forbidden to participate in political campaigns http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/23/the-voter-fraud-hall-of-shame-milwaukee-voter-... http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=2214
Tennessee Carrie Botts Christina Botts F 2012 2013-07 Registration fraud Forgery 1 0 Christina Botts was indicted on 13 counts and Carrie Botts was indicted on one count, of voter registration fraud for fraudulently registering voters in Scott County in September 2012. They were altering address information on voter registration forms so it would appear the individuals lived in the city of Huntsville. Christina Botts registered 43 individuals during September 2012 and Carrie Botts registered one person and forged a signature on the voter registration application. http://web.archive.org/web/20130714231112/http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/jul/...
California Name Not Disclosed Petition Fraud Forgery An individual in Santa Cruz County (name not disclosed) was charged under the California Election Code/California Penal Code. The charges pertained to making a false affidavit concerning a petition or the petition signatures; Subscribing fictitious names or the name of another to a petition; forgery. Pleaded no contest to making a false affidavit concerning a petition or the petition signatures. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404433-california-fresno-county-cases.htm...
Georgia Charles C. Hall, Jr. M No information available $100 fine and cease and desist order https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Kansas Decatur County - Names Unknown Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Nursing home residents' ballots voted by adult children. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Ohio Brenda Cornwell F 2007-08 Petition Fraud 9 Brenda Cornwell was charged with 6 counts prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations, 1 count election falsification, 2 counts forgery. Pleaded guilty to 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations, 1 count election falsification, 1 count forgery. Other counts dismissed. 3 years of probation and a $50 fine. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396679-ohio-hardin-county-brenda-cornwell...
Virginia Rick Harris M 2011-02 Registration Fraud Ineligible Voting 2 Rick Harris was charged with false statement on voter form and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Nottoway County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html

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