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 Source3 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Washington Bonnie Kresge F 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...
Florida Deszi Marquis Hayes M 2016-11 General Ineligible felon voting 1 Deszi Marquis Hayes, a convicted felon serving time in the Indian River County Jail, illegally voted by mail from jail in the 2016 general election. Hayes submitted a vote-by-mail ballot to the Supervisor of Elections Office, which was accepted and the inmate's votes counted. https://www.sebastiandaily.com/news/vero-beach/vero-beach-inmate-voted-illegally... http://www.nbc-2.com/story/33751442/report-felon-voted-illegally-from-florida-ja...
Kentucky Johnny Ray Turner (former state senator) M 2000 Democratic primary D Vote buying 1 1 Johnny Ray Turner, a former state senator, pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor violation of non-willfully making campaign expenditure, for the purpose of influencing voters, in exchange for a felony vote fraud charge being dropped. Plea deal: 3 months home detention, 1 year probation, $1000 fine http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/4912726.html http://bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com/2007/04/23/state-sen-johnny-ray-turner-sen...
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2010 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in both Kansas and Iowa. Referred to district attorney. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Iowa Douglas Neil Mutchler M Ineligible felon voting 1 Douglas Neil Mutchler was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2, for voting without restored rights due to prior felony conviction. Pleaded guilty and received suspended prison and probation. Suspended prison and probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Washington Mary Jean Cumero F 2010-11 General 2011-07 Absentee/Mail Forgery 1 Mary Jean Cumero reportedly signed and mailed a ballot for her dead husband, who died a month before ballots were mailed. Charged with unqualified person voting, a felony; pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. http://www.whidbeynewstimes.com/news/127611068.html http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394621-washington-island-county-1-3232.ht... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370961-washington-island-county-2.html
Mississippi William Gregory Eason Minnie Saulsberry M 2003-08 Tallahatchie County run-off 2004-04 Vote buying/selling Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance 14 8 William Gregory Eason was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and eight counts of voter fraud in the August 2003 Tallahatchie County District 5 Supervisor run-off election. Eason was charged, along with Minnie Saulsberry, of buying absentee votes with cash and beer, coercing voters, and illegal assistance. He was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $500. His conviction was upheld on appeal. 2 years in prison, $500 fine http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ms-court-of-appeals/1379480.html http://bradreeves.blogspot.com.br/2005/12/beer-for-votes-conviction-upheld.html http://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO31333.pdf
Georgia Brian Brown (campaign worker) M 2009 Absentee Ballot Fraud Illegal Assistance Accused of failing to sign as assisting and was in unlawful possession of absentee ballots. (State Elections Board Case #2008-0075, Wilkes County) Cease and desist order and a public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Kentucky Sherman Neace (three-term Perry County judge-executive and candidate for magistrate) Chester Jones M 2008 General D 2009-06 Vote Buying Chester Jones and Sherman Neace, public officials, reportedly diverted $7,500 from the State Democratic Party to buy votes for themselves. Jones acquired 75 counter checks from the local bank, leaving the payee blank, and he and Neace distributed checks for $100 to buy votes. Pleaded guilty. http://www.kentucky.com/latest-news/article44002317.html http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/recent_news/ex-official-pleads-guilty-to-vot... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/louisville/press-releases/2009/lo062409a.htm
Washington Latroleum Carrell Lawrence 2009-08 Absentee/Mail Forgery Latroleum Carrell Lawrence was charged with voting another person's ballot. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394621-washington-island-county-1-3232.ht... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370961-washington-island-county-2.html

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