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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia Barbara Reese (State Representative) F 2010-06 Absentee/Mail State Representative Barbara Reese was accused of unlawful assistance with absentee ballots. (State Elections Board Case #2009-00271097940, Chattooga County) $2,500 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand.
North Carolina Erik Ray Jackson M 2011-10 Candor municipal 2012-02 Ineligible district voting (+registration) Erik Ray Jackson, accused of voter fraud in the 2011 municipal elections in Candor, had the charges dismissed in a plea* agreement in Superior Court in Troy in 2013. Jackson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of giving false information to law enforcement. The charges of fraudulent voter registration and fraudulent voting were dismissed. Superior Court Judge Bradford Long sentenced Jackson to 18 months of unsupervised probation and court costs. Jackson was charged on Feb. 17, 2012, with the voter registration violations and was free on a $1,000 unsecured bond. Jackson was alleged to have registered to vote in Montgomery County on Oct. 14, 2011, and claimed the same Candor address as his friend, Wayne Holyfield. The subsequent investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation confirmed that Jackson lived in Lexington and, while he had been staying at Holyfield’s residence, had not met the 30-day residency requirement. According to court records, Jackson’s residence was still at the same address in Lexington as reported in 2011. *Plea deal: 18 months of unsupervised probation plus court costs, for 1 misdemeanor charge of giving flse information (fraudulent registration and fraudulent voting charges dismissed) Link to plea deal is broken, no other links found.
Georgia William Curry M Petition Fraud William Curry was accused of being and unnamed circulator for nomination petition. $200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand
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
Pennsylvania Ashley L. Clarke F 2009-05 Registration Fraud While working for ACORN, Ashley L. Clarke was charged with forgery, solicitation of registration for pay, unsworn falsification of authorities, obstructing the administration of law or government function, interference with voter registration, and impersonating another person in a voter registration application.
Mississippi Election contest: Melanie Sojourner v. Bob Dearing 2015-11 State General (Senate District 37) 2015-11 Election contest Illegal assistance Voter intimidation/coercion Republican Senator Melanie Sojourner lost the November 2015 state Senate District 37 election by 64 votes to former Democratic Senator Bob Dearing. She charged in her petition that she lost due to criminal fraud. A poll watcher and former bailiff (for August primary) filed criminal charges against four poll workers and an election commissioner who worked the Bude Precinct during the November 3 election. She lost the precinct by 242 votes. She claims approximately 90 "improper and illegal actions" took place at that precinct, including: *Illegally offering voter assistance to those who didn't request it or weren't disabled. *poll workers illegally attempting to "aid or influence voters" *poll workers "illegally violating the secrecy of the ballot" *poll workers illegally entering the polling booth alone with voters
Connecticut Nancy Harding (town council member) F Absentee Ballot Fraud Harding, a town council member, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when she could have voted in person. $500 fine, ordered to comply with the law in the future and lost eligibility for certain election jobs
California Christopher Scott Dinoff M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Christopher Scott Dinoff, along with 11 others, were charged with deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud.
New Jersey Mary Stewart F Absentee/Mail Mary Stewart cast absentee ballots using her mother's name for at least two years after her mother's death.
New Hampshire Stephanie Marie Murphy-Mejia F 2008-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Stephanie Marie Murphy-Mejia because she reportedly registered and voted for the first time on Election Day without photo identification, and the United States Post Office returned a verification letter sent to her address as undeliverable. Her identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Murphy-Mejia was not charged.


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