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 Type2sort ascending Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kansas Shawnee County - Names Unknown 2005 Absentee Ballot Fraud Voter Suppression Campaign workers were accused of picking up voted ballots and not delivering them to the election office. Referred to law enforcement, not pursued. (4 cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kansas Shawnee County - Names Unknown 2005 Absentee Ballot Fraud Voter Suppression Voters allegedly had their voted ballots taken from a mail box. No action taken. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kansas Shawnee County - Names Unknown 2005 Absentee Ballot Fraud Voter Suppression Voted ballots were allegedly picked up from Tyler Towers, Jackson Towers and Polk Plaza but not delivered. No action taken. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kansas Shawnee County - Name Unknown 2005 Absentee Ballot Fraud Voter Suppression Ballots were allegedly taken to a dark room and a flashlight was used to determine how they were marked. Crimes alleged: advance voting suppression. No action taken. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kansas Douglas County - Names Unknown 2004 Registration Fraud Voter Suppression Multiple cases of a party voter registration drive screening applications and then failing to deliver some. Accused of voter registration suppression; ballots were challenged. Investigated by district attorney. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Texas Maria Dora Flores F 2006 Primary Illegal assistance Voter intimidation/coercion 2 2 Maria Flores pleaded* guilty to two counts of illegal voting for marking voters' ballots without the voters' consent (TEC 64.012). *Plea deal: 2 years deferred probation, $750 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Nueces: 06-CR-2166-B
Mississippi Minnie Saulsberry William Gregory Eason F 2003-08 Tallahatchie County run-off 2004-04 Vote buying/selling Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance Minnie Saulsberry pleaded* guilty to conspiracy to commit voter fraud and voter fraud in the August 2003 Tallahatchie County District 5 Supervisor run-off election. Saulsberry was charged, along with Greg Eason, of buying absentee votes with cash and beer, coercing voters, and illegal assistance. Saulsberry was sentenced to one year probation and fined $100. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, $100 fine http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ms-court-of-appeals/1379480.html http://bradreeves.blogspot.com.br/2005/12/beer-for-votes-conviction-upheld.html
Mississippi Prentiss Harris Ann Reed Margie McNair Dona Jones Prentiss Harris Gloria Smith F 2015-11 State General 2015-11 Illegal assistance Voter intimidation/coercion In February 2016, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office took over the prosecution in a voting fraud case filed against five Franklin County pollworkers charged with election fraud during the Nov. 3, 2015 general election at the Bude precinct. Circuit Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson issued the warrants for their arrests. Prentiss Harris and Gloria Smith, both of Bude, were charged with breaking a state law that says an election officer who aids or influences a voter in preparing a ballot may be fined no less than $10 and no more than $200. All of the women were working the Bude precinct on Election Day. Anita Leonard and Carl Cupit, both Republican Party poll observers at the Bude precinct, filed the charges on Nov. 13. Leonard said she saw pollworkers going beyond what is allowed in helping voters and alleged that the pollworkers weren’t properly checking voters’ identification. Sen. Melanie Sojourner, R-Natchez, contested her close loss to former Sen. Bob Dearing in the Senate District 37 race. Dearing, a Democrat, won the seat back from Sojourner by a 62-vote margin. Charges dismissed https://mississippipep.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/franklin-county-poll-workers-arr... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/b113715bcd3745eca3352936439d5364/MS--Vote... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/24b8c1cc5dbd4ba38d83910a01f74b81/MS--Elec...
Mississippi Gloria Smith Ann Reed Margie McNair Dona Jones Prentiss Harris Gloria Smith F 2015-11 State General 2015-11 Illegal assistance Voter intimidation/coercion In February 2016, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office took over the prosecution in a voting fraud case filed against five Franklin County pollworkers charged with election fraud during the Nov. 3, 2015 general election at the Bude precinct. Circuit Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson issued the warrants for their arrests. Prentiss Harris and Gloria Smith, both of Bude, were charged with breaking a state law that says an election officer who aids or influences a voter in preparing a ballot may be fined no less than $10 and no more than $200. All of the women were working the Bude precinct on Election Day. Anita Leonard and Carl Cupit, both Republican Party poll observers at the Bude precinct, filed the charges on Nov. 13. Leonard said she saw pollworkers going beyond what is allowed in helping voters and alleged that the pollworkers weren’t properly checking voters’ identification. Sen. Melanie Sojourner, R-Natchez, contested her close loss to former Sen. Bob Dearing in the Senate District 37 race. Dearing, a Democrat, won the seat back from Sojourner by a 62-vote margin. Charges dismissed https://mississippipep.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/franklin-county-poll-workers-arr... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/b113715bcd3745eca3352936439d5364/MS--Vote... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/24b8c1cc5dbd4ba38d83910a01f74b81/MS--Elec...
Florida Anthony Grant Antionette Nowells James Randolph M 2015-03 Eatonville municipal D 2016-03 Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion Vote buying 25 Eatonville Mayor Anthony Grant, Mia Antionette Nowells, and James Randolph were indicted on 25 felony voter fraud charges for coercing voters and submitting illegally obtained absentee ballots in the March 2015 mayoral election in which Grant was elected. Following the indictments, the governor suspended Mayor Grant. A grand jury found that Grant, Nowells and Randolph solicited an absentee ballot from someone who didn't live in Eatonville, marked ballots for voters, and forced people to register to vote. The charges followed a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation and a lawsuit filed by his opponent seeking a new election that also alleged Grant offered bribes and told people he would lower their rents in exchange for their vote. Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton's office will prosecute the case. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-eatonville-election-grand-j... http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-eatonville-election-lawsuit...

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