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
Kentucky Willard Smith "Donnie Newsome (Knott County Judge-Executive)" M 1998-05 Primary D 2003-04 Vote buying Knott County Judge-Executive Donnie Newsome was convicted of leading a conspiracy to buy votes in the May 26, 1998 Knott County primary election. The jury found that Donnie Newsome and Willard Smith, working together and with other conspirators, approached and paid numerous impoverished, handicapped, illiterate or otherwise impaired persons to vote for Newsome and others by absentee ballot, resulting in a large increase in the rate of absentee voting 2 years in prison and $5,000 fine http://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/pr/2004/March/04_crm_164.htm http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/900460/posts
Kentucky Whitley County - Name Unknown 2002 Registration Fraud 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of destruction of registration records. Charge dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Georgia Elaine Haynes F 2006-03 OTHER - failure to check ID Accused of violating laws to adequately check voters’ IDs. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2005-000060, City of Hampton) Cease and desist order and ordered to complete further training https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Washington Richard Lindblom 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 Beatrice Sabatino F Absentee Ballot Fraud Sabatino, who worked at her assigned polling place on Election Day, filled out an absentee ballot for the election. She was accused of not withdrawing the absentee ballot after learning of her polling place work assignment. $100 fine, ordered to comply with the law in the future and lost eligibility to work certain election jobs
Washington Jane Kay Balogh F 2007-08 Absentee Ballot Fraud Registration fraud 1 Jane Kay Balough was convicted of absentee ballot fraud after registering her dog to vote and using his paw print for a signature. She claimed she did it to "point out that the system is flawed" and that she considered herself a "whistle-blower." She was charged with making a false or misleading statement to a public servant. Later found in violation of court sentence. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395994-washington-king-county-cases.html
North Carolina Robert Dean Hudson M 2016-11 General Ineligible felon voting 1 Robert Dean Hudson, who was was convicted of a felony in September 2016 and sentenced to probation, illegally cast a ballot in the 2016 general election during early voting on Oct. 20. A voter filed a protest of Hudson's ineligible vote with the Cleveland County Board of Elections, which will hold a hearing and determine further action. http://www.shelbystar.com/news/20161118/cleveland-county-board-to-hear-felon-vot...
Massachusetts Richard Suchocki Mark Atlas M 2013-11 Worcester municipal 2013-12 Illegal assistance 1 0 Richard Suchocki admitted to helping Mark Atlas commit impersonation voter fraud in the Nov. 5, 2013 Worcester municipal election by providing Atlas with the name and address of another registered voter, but Suchocki died in 2014.before being convicted. Atlas pleaded guilty to voting at the Ward 6, Precinct 5 polling station under someone else's name. Dismissed (defendant died) http://www.telegram.com/article/20131204/NEWS/312049857/1116
Ohio Joel Speyer Heather Halstead Marc Gustafson Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle Michael Anne Kyle +7 others M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Joel Speyer was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they were already registered in other states where they resided. *Plea deal: No charges filed http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2008/10/rich-new-york-democrats-commit...
New Mexico Jesus Dario Hernandez Silvia Gomez Angelica Marquez Priscilla Morales 2012-03 Sunland Park municipal

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