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 Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Jane Kay Balogh F 2007-08 Absentee Ballot Fraud Registration fraud 1 Jane Kay Balough was convicted of absentee ballot fraud after registering her dog to vote and using his paw print for a signature. She claimed she did it to "point out that the system is flawed" and that she considered herself a "whistle-blower." She was charged with making a false or misleading statement to a public servant. Later found in violation of court sentence.
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Duncan Giathi Non-citizen voting Registration fraud Duncan Giathi was accused of being a non-citizen registered to vote and voting. Dismissed without prejudice for failure to notice. Dismissed without prejudice for failure to notice.
Mississippi Larry Tip Massey M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 4 Larry Tip Massey was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 3 counts of voter fraud. Pleaded guilty to one charge of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. The other counts were dismissed. (Case #BK2008-006C, Circuit Court, Benton County) 5 years with 3 years suspended, 2 years to be served in a Mississippi Department of Corrections facility and 3 years on post-release supervision. Pay $822.50.
Missouri Michelle Robinson F 2001 Mayoral Registration Fraud 9 In 2001, Michelle Robinson worked for Operation Big Vote in a voter registration drive. She filled out registration applications in the name of deceased individuals. Pleaded guilty of 13 election law violations Probation, community service and transcendental meditation training
Pennsylvania Sean C. Stevens (election official) M 2008-11 General 2009-02 Sean C. Stevens, a poll worker, was accused of reaching into a voting booth and changing someone's vote in the 2008 general election. Stevens reportedly admitted that he put a plank over the back of the booth so he could reach in and help people, but denied that he changed someone's vote who didn't want help. Charged with interference with primaries/ elections. Case dismissed; defendant deceased. Dismissed due to death of defendant.
Tennessee Kermit Bowling M Registration Fraud 4 Kermit Bowling was charged with two counts of illegal registration or voting and two counts of false entries as a result of being registered to vote in two states at the same time. He was 81 years old at the time and blamed his age for the dual registration. A no true bill was entered by the grand jury. A no true bill was entered by the grand jury.
Connecticut Nancy Yale-Dendas F Petition Fraud Ineligible district voting Nancy Yale-Dendas was accused of voting in a primary as well as fraudulently signing as an elector and petition circulator when she was registered to vote in Florida. Complaint dismissed. Dismissed
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2008 Multiple Voting Registration Fraud A person was accused of registering to vote in two counties on the same day and attempting to vote in both. Provisional ballot not counted.
Ohio Christopher Hargrove M 2008-09 Registration fraud 3 Christopher Hargrove was charged with 1 count voter registration fraud, 1 count theft and 1 count misuse of credit cards. Pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud, felony, and theft, felony. Other count dismissed. (Case #08-09-2992, Summit County) 18 months incarceration (suspended), 1 year of probation, 80 hours of community service and $500 fee
Washington Marie Clark F Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Marie Clark was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue.


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