True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Marginsort ascending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Unnamed Hill County voters 2016-03 Primary Absentee/Mail Multiple voting 1 743 The Texas Secretary of State referred complaints regarding illegal voting in the March 2016 primary election in Hill County to the Office of the Attorney General after finding that as many as 1743 more votes were cast than there were voters in the election, that 6-7 voters voted twice, and one voter voted as many as four times. Hill County Elections Administrator Patsy Damschen attributed the excess votes to double counting of absentee ballots. http://4580-presscdn-0-3.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-0... http://www.empowertexans.com/around-texas/texas-sos-ag-launch-criminal-investiga... http://hillsbororeporter.com/petition-filed-to-examine-local-voting-inaccuracies...
California Unknown impersonators used identities of 265 deceased voters Multiple Impersonation 0 500 In 2016, CBS2 compared millions of voting records from the California Secretary of State’s office with death records from the Social Security Administration and found hundreds of so-called dead voters - 265 in Southern California and a vast majority of them, 215, in Los Angeles County alone. State records show votes were cast in their names after they died, in some cases year after year. Across all counties, 32 of the dead voters cast ballots in eight elections apiece, accounting for 256 fraudulent ballots. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/05/23/cbs2-investigation-uncovers-votes-bein... http://dailysignal.com/2016/05/26/california-refuses-to-admit-its-voter-fraud-pr...
Massachusetts Jack Villamaino (East Longmeadow Selectman) Courtney Llewellyn M 2012-09 Republican primary R 2012-10 Registration fraud Absentee/Mail 12 285 Courtney Llewellyn pleaded guilty to voter fraud charges in Hampden Superior Court. Llewellyn was accused of conspiring with former East Longmeadow Selectman Jack Villamaino in a scheme to change the party affiliations of hundreds of voters to help his chances of winning the Republican Primary. Villamaino was running for State Representative at the time. He pleaded guilty to similar charges last month and sentenced to four months in jail. Llewellyn pleaded guilty to a lesser misdemeanor charge and will serve a of year probation. Four of the charges were "continued without a finding." Those charges include larceny, forgery and felony counts of interfering with an election official. She has been ordered to do community service. Villamaino pleaded guilty in Hampden County Superior Court to charges of larceny under $250, interfering with an election official, four counts of forgery of a document, four counts of perjury, and conspiracy to commit an unlawful act. Villamaino and his wife, Courtney Llewellyn, were charged in 2012 with changing the party affiliations for about 280 East Longmeadow voters. *Plea deal: 1 year in house of corrections (only 4 months to be served) plus 1 year of probation plus 200 hours community service, for 11 charges including felony forgery and perjury [1 count larceny under $250, 1 count interfering with an election official, 4 counts of forgery of a document, 4 counts of perjury, and 1 count conspiracy to commit an unlawful act ]  [original 12 charges: 9 counts of absentee voter fraud, 1 count of illegal attempt to vote, 1 count of interfering with election officials, 1 count of larceny] http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/16491-two-sentenced-in-massac... http://www.westernmassnews.com/story/23069229/jack-villamaino-to-serve-4-months-...
Massachusetts Courtney Llewellyn Jack Villamaino F 2012-09 Republican primary R 2012-10 Registration fraud Absentee/Mail 5 285 Courtney Llewellyn pleaded guilty to voter fraud charges in Hampden Superior Court. Llewellyn was accused of conspiring with former East Longmeadow Selectman Jack Villamaino in a scheme to change the party affiliations of hundreds of voters to help his chances of winning the Republican Primary. Villamaino was running for State Representative at the time. He pleaded guilty to similar charges last month and sentenced to four months in jail. Llewellyn pleaded guilty to a lesser misdemeanor charge and will serve a of year probation. Four of the charges were "continued without a finding." Those charges include larceny, forgery and felony counts of interfering with an election official. She has been ordered to do community service. Villamaino pleaded guilty in Hampden County Superior Court to charges of larceny under $250, interfering with an election official, four counts of forgery of a document, four counts of perjury, and conspiracy to commit an unlawful act. Villamaino and his wife, Courtney Llewellyn, were charged in 2012 with changing the party affiliations for about 280 East Longmeadow voters. *Plea deal: 1 year probation plus community service, for one misdemeanor charge http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/16491-two-sentenced-in-massac...
Missouri Election contest: Bruce Franks v. Penny Hubbard 2016-08 Democratic primary D 2016-08 Election contest Absentee/Mail Ballot tampering 230 A judge ordered a new election in the August 2016 Democratic primary for Missouri state House District 78, saying that “the court is firmly convinced” that absentee ballot irregularities “affected the outcome of the election.” Challenger Bruce Franks contested the results after losing to incumbent Penny Hubbard by just 90 votes. Franks alleged that as many as 230 absentee ballots were obtained illegally, were tampered with, or both. New election ordered - outcome changed/Franks won http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/st-louis-election-board-ask... http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/p-d-investigation-reveals-mu... http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/absentee-voting-under-way-i...
California 113 Contra Costa County voters 2016-06 Primary Multiple voting 113 The Contra Costa County Elections Division discovered 113 registered voters voted twice and had both ballots counted during the June 2016 Presidential Primary Election, as a result of an emergency accommodation to the California Secretary of State’s office. The double voting cases were referred to the Contra Costa District Attorney’s office, Registrar of Voters Joe Canciamilla said. http://eastcountytoday.net/voter-fraud-113-contra-costa-voters-successfully-cast... http://www.eastbaytimes.com/breaking-news/ci_30106489/contra-costa-possible-vote... http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/07/08/contra-costa-county-vote-twice-calif...
Georgia Michael Douglas, Jr. Olin Norman “Bobo” Gibson M 2004 Dodge County sheriff D 2009-07 Absentee/Mail Vote buying Multiple voting 6 100 Michael Douglas, Jr. pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes and vote more than once in the 2004 sheriff election, in violation of federal law. Douglas was charged with 2 counts of conspiracy and 4 counts of vote buying. "Bobo" Gibson, who was also charged in the conspiracy, pleaded guilty to buying a vote for Douglas. The government presented evidence that Douglas provided money to supporters, including Gibson, to be used to buy votes, and that Douglas supporters paid hundreds of voters for their absentee ballots, in particular blank absentee ballots, then filled those ballots out with votes for Douglas and cast them in the election. *Plea deal: 18 months in federal prison https://www.fbi.gov/atlanta/press-releases/2010/at031210b.htm http://www.macon.com/news/article28573060.html http://www.macon.com/news/article28587751.html
Georgia Olin Norman “Bobo” Gibson Michael Douglas, Jr. M 2004 Dodge County sheriff D 2009-07 Absentee/Mail Vote buying 1 100 Olin Norman “Bobo” Gibson pleaded* guilty to buying a vote for Michael Douglas in the 2004 sheriff election. Gibson and Douglas were both charged in the conspiracy to buy hundreds of voters' absentee ballots with money provided by Douglas, in particular blank absentee ballots, and fill those ballots out with votes for Douglas and cast them in the election. *Plea deal: 4 months in prison https://www.fbi.gov/atlanta/press-releases/2010/at031210b.htm http://www.macon.com/news/article28573060.html http://www.macon.com/news/article28587751.html http://www.macon.com/news/local/crime/article28581598.html
West Virginia Jerry Bowman Donald Whitten Thomas Ramey, Jr. M 2010-11 Democratic primary D Absentee/mail Illegal assistance 1 100 Former Lincoln County Sheriff Jerry Bowman pleaded* guilty to falsifying over 100 absentee ballots during the 2010 Democrat primary for voters who couldn’t legally vote absentee, and to illegally being in the same room with voters as they marked their absentee ballots and sometimes marking their ballots himself. Former Lincoln County Clerk Donald Whitten also pleaded guilty to obstructing a federal investigation into voter fraud after admitting lying to federal investigators about his role in the conspiracy. Bowman was sentenced to one year and one day in prison plus two years of supervised release and a $5,000 fine. Both Democrats agreed to resign from office and never seek office again. *Plea deal: 1 year and 1 day in federal prison, 2 years of supervised release, $5,000 fine http://www.statejournal.com/story/19410393/men-sentenced-in-lincoln-county-voter... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/07/former-west-virginia-sheriff-county-c...
California 78 Santa Clara County voters 2016-06 Primary Multiple voting 78 In Santa Clara County, 78 voters cast two or more ballots in the June 2016 Primary Election, according to Anita Torres, a spokeswoman for that county's registrar of voters, as a result of an emergency accommodation to the California Secretary of State’s office. The double voting cases were referred to Santa Clara's district attorney. http://www.eastbaytimes.com/breaking-news/ci_30106489/contra-costa-possible-vote...

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