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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Iowa Brandon James Dean M 2008-11 General Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Brandon James Dean pleaded* guilty to voting in the 2008 election despite being a convicted felon who had not had his voting rights restored. *Plea deal: 5 years in prison (suspended), 5 years probation http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/election-misconduct-defendant-pleads-guilty/art...
Kentucky Earl Young Naomi Johnson Jackie Jennings M 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy 4 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html
Iowa Unknown impersonator F 2012 Special Impersonation 1 Someone impersonated a Linn County woman and cast a fraudulent ballot in her name in a 2012 special election. That vote was counted. The woman who was impersonated later showed up at the polls and was given a provisional ballot. There was no way to identify the impersonator. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://theiowarepublican.com/2013/obama-administration-finally-stops-stonewallin...
Mississippi Kimberly Readus F 2013-05 Canton Democratic Primary D Stealing a ballot box 3 Canton Democratic municipal executive committeee member Kimberly Readus was found guilty on three charges including stealing a ballot box in connection with the Canton city Democratic primary election in May 2013 and sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended). She was also fined $950 and placed on one year probation. 30 days in jail (suspended), 1 year probation plus $950 fine. http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/24199141/more-canton-election-indictments
Georgia Cheryl Murphy F OTHER Cheryl Murphy was accused of failing to notify of change of address. $100 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand
Illinois James Eck M Multiple Voting James Eck pleaded guilty to voting twice in the same election. Charged with disegard of election code. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403882-illinois-lake-county-response.html
Washington Brent Cole M 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...
Washington Jeremy Westerman M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Jeremy Westerman was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Kansas Bourbon County - Names Unknown 2002 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Multiple cases of absentee ballots were returned with non-matching signatures. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Ohio John Jackson M 2000-11 Presidential R Absentee Ballot Fraud 6 John Jackson, a Republican member of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections was charged with five counts of tampering with ballots, and one count of misconduct of an employee of the board of elections. Jackson was accused of changing residents' votes when he went to assist nursing home residents vote. The Supreme Court ruled that unsealed secret ballots could be used as evidence against him, but the case was ultimately dismissed because of the death of the witness. Dismissed due to death of defendant. http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/SCO/justices/pfeifer/column/2004/jp090804.asp

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