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 Antoinette Harris F 2008 Antoinette Harris was charged with voting by disqualified person. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399987-wisconsin-ozaukee-county-response-...
Kentucky Michael Salyers M 2010 Breathitt County magistrate Vote buying 10 "When it comes to vote buying, it’s an everyday thing. ... It’s pretty much like jaywalking," admited former Breathitt County magistrate candidate Michael Salyers, who is serving time in jail for buying votes in his 2010 race. Salyers was given $500 and ended up buying about 10 votes. He would meet people seeking to sell their votes in the back room of a local store. "They would go into the machine and cast their vote...They were supposed to vote for me. They would come back to me and I would pay them for going to vote. Salyers says vote buying has been so blatant that, "you used to be able to go behind the voting machine with voters, to make sure that if you bought their vote, that they would vote the way you wanted to." 60 days in jail, 6 months home detention and 120 hours of community service. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2012/former-candidate-for-breathit...
Georgia Charlie Mack Wooten Olivia Pearson James Curtis Hicks Evelyn Griffin M 2012-11 General 2016-05 Illegal assistance Charlie Mack Wooten, Douglas Mayor Pro-Tem Olivia Pearson, James Curtis Hicks, and Evelyn Griffin were charged with voter fraud during the November 2012 General Election. An investigation conducted by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office revealed that Pearson, Wooten, Hicks and Griffin illegally provided assistance to voters who were not physically disabled or illiterate. All four entered “not guilty” pleas in Coffee County Superior Court and are expected to go to trial in October 2016. http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/four-individuals-accused-voter-fraud-enter... http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/mayor-pro-tem-three-others-arrested-electi...
Virginia Andrew Spieles M 2016 D Registration fraud Andrew Spieles, a James Madison University student and Virginia Young Democrat working for HarrisonburgVotes, confessed that he submitted 19 voter registration applications for deceased individuals. http://freebeacon.com/politics/virginia-young-democrat-caught-registering-dead-v... https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/he-fought-in-world-war-ii... http://www.dnronline.com/news/harrisonburg/student-admits-to-fraud/article_0e0cc... http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_e008ce00-0365-57a2-95c0-4d9aa70012...
Indiana Butch Morgan, Jr. M 2008 Democratic primary D 2012-04 Petition fraud Forgery 4 0 Butch Morgan, former St. Joseph County Democratic Chairman, was convicted on two counts of felony conspiracy to commit petition fraud and two counts of felony conspiracy to commit forgery. Charges were filed against four St. Joseph County Democratic officials and deputies as part of a multiple-felony case involving the forging of Democratic presidential primary petitions in the 2008 election, which put then-candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Indiana ballot. The officials were accused of taking part in a scheme to fake signatures and names on the primary petitions needed to run for president. The plan was hatched by local Democratic Party officials inside the local party headquarters. Morgan was accused of being the scheme's mastermind who ordered the petition fraud. Page after page of the petitions were clearly in the same handwriting, but the petitions sailed through the Board of Elections without any problems, "because election workers in charge of verifying their validity were the same people faking the signatures." Prosecutors said that nine of the Obama petition pages were apparently forged. Each petition contains up to 10 names, making a possible total of 90 faked names, which could have brought the Obama total below the legal limit that was required for him to qualify for the ballot. 1 year in jail, community corrections, probation http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/17/indiana-dem-official-sentenced-to-pri... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/26/officials-found-guilty-in-obama-clint... http://articles.southbendtribune.com/2013-04-25/news/38825647_1_morgan-and-blyth...
Alaska Unknown 7 Voter fraud case referred to Alaska Department of Law Criminal Division. Declined for prosecution. No charges filed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374296-alaska-dept-of-law-response.html
Texas Tamara Scotch Michael Scotch F 2013-05 Municipal 2015-04 Ineligible district voting 4 Michael Scotch and his wife, Tamara Scotch, were each charged with four counts of fraud as a result of claiming an address where they did not reside in order to vote in a municipal election. http://www.bccourier.com/Archives/News_detail.php?contentId=20099 http://www.edwardscountysheriff.org/press_view.php?id=7
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Joyce Humphrey F Petition Fraud Joyce Humphrey was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; Notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. Letter of instruction. Letter of instruction https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Kentucky Metcalf County - Name Unknown 2000 Registration Fraud 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of making a fraudulent registration. Charge amended down. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Ohio Daloratus Thomas King M 2009-09 Petition Fraud 1 Daloratus Thomas King was charged with 1 count prohibited acts concerning petitions. Pleaded guilty to attempted prohibitions relating to declarations and petitions, felony. 6 months in jail (suspended), 1 year probation and 50 hours of community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395896-ohio-summit-county-with-cases.html

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