True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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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
Texas Willie Howard Ray 2004 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 7 7 Willie Howard Ray pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) after being charged with seven counts of illegal possession of another's ballot in the 2004 primary election. Additional allegations included unlawfully obstructing a poll watcher, witnessing multiple ballot applications, and providing illegal assistance. *Plea deal: 8 months deferred adjudication, $200 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Bowie: 06M1309-CCL
Ohio Marc Gustafson Heather Halstead Joel Speyer Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle Michael Anne Kyle +7 others M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Marc Gustafson 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...
Connecticut Lori Lyons F Absentee/Mail Lori Lyons was accused of failing to provide information about herself as required by law, when she assisted her son with his absentee ballot application. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Iaren Smith Petition Fraud Iaren Smith was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; Notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. Case closed. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Mississippi Kimberly Humphrey F Registration fraud Pleaded guilty to false registration as qualified elector. (Case #2010-0675, Madison County) 5 years in county jail, with release after 1 day. Thereafter, 4 years and 364 days of supervised probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400863-mississippi-madison-county-with-ca...
Washington Alfred Parker 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 Tyson Jones M Registration Fraud Charges of voter registration violation against Tyson Jones were dismissed per "officer's request." http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Kansas Bourbon County - Names Unknown 2002 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Multiple cases of absentee ballots were returned with non-matching signatures. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Indiana Allan “Twig” Simmons (operative for the East Chicago mayor’s campaign) M 2003 Democratic primary D Illegal Assistance Absentee/Mail Vote buying 20 3 Allan “Twig” Simmons, an operative for the East Chicago mayor’s campaign, pleaded* guilty to three counts of fraudulent application, showing, examination, receipt or delivery of ballots after being charged with perjury, attempted obstruction of justice and ballot fraud for persuading individuals to let him fill out their absentee ballots in exchange for jobs. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 100 hours community service http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_89a08182-5249-5367-9a0d-8d152a4c689b.... http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/hammond-man-given-probation-for-vote-fraud/ar... http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/more-vote-fraud-charges/article_e05687f5-aa45...
Georgia Steve Chappelear Carleton Vines Albert Palmour Dorothy Gilreath Sidney Johnson Lois Reed Anthony Sparks M 2006 General Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Carleton Vines and his accomplices (Albert Palmour, Dorothy Gilreath, Steve Chappelear, Sidney Johnson, Lois Reed, and Anthony Sparks) ran an absentee ballot fraud operation designed to rig the 2006 election in which Vines won election as a State Court Judge. Vines’s co-conspirators acted as “runners,” illegally “assisting” voters in filling out their absentee ballots. In many cases, ballots were transported by the conspirators to Vines’s law office before being subsequently mailed. The group signed a consent decree with the state board of election, acknowleding their actions and accepting a public reprimand. Ordered to cease and desist from further violations of the Election Code, publicly reprimanded. http://www.atlantaunfiltered.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Carleton-Vines-conse...

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