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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Alabama Valada Paige Banks Rosie Lyles F 2004-10 2005-05 Democratic primaries D 2007-08 Absentee/Mail Forgery 5 1 Valada Paige Banks and Rosie Lyles pleaded* guilty to third-degree possession of a forged absentee ballot affidavit with intent to defraud during October 2004 and May 2005 Democratic primaries related to special elections in Hale County. The two were also charged with four counts of promoting illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal: 12 months in jail (suspended), 2 years probation, $400 court costs http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20090915/news/909149917 http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html
Texas Elizabeth Martinez F 2007 Municipal Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Elizabeth Martinez pleaded* guilty to one count of illegal voting for registering and voting while an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in the 2007 municipal election. *Plea deal: 5 years in state prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Starr/Brooks: 09-04-09982 CR
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Forrest Downie (deceased 2005) 2008-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Forrest Downie to vote in person in 2008, even though Mr. Downie died in 2005. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/aug/13/more-deceased-voters-san-di... http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Kentucky John L. Turner (former sheriff) Arch Turner M 2010 Primary Vote buying Former Breathitt County sheriff John L. Turner pleaded guilty in a vote-buying scheme. He admitted he distributed money to be used in buying votes in the May 2010 primary. Former county schools Superintendent Arch Turner provided the money and directed him to pass it on to a vote-buyer involved in the conspiracy Plea Deal: 2 years probation http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44364261.html https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2012/former-breathitt-county-sheri... http://buzznewskentucky.blogspot.com/2012/10/former-sheriff-gets-probation.html
Connecticut Marie Duffy (Democratic Registrar of Voters) F 2000-09 D Absentee Ballot Fraud Illegal Assistance Marie Duffy was a Democratic Registrar of Voters and was to supervise the voting of the absentee ballots issued by the West Haven Town Clerk, along with the complainant Tracy Morrissey, to represent the interest of each of the two Democratic candidates competing in the September 12, 2000 Democratic primary in West Haven. Duffy was accused of assisting nursing home residents fill in their ballots without Morrissey present. Duffy also was accused of delivering the ballots without Morrissey present. Duffy entered a consent agreement with the state of Connecticut, paid a civil penalty of $1,000, was considered officially reprimanded for her violations and expected to fully comply with the state requirements. Civil penalty of $1,000, was considered officially reprimanded for her violations and expected to fully comply with the state requirements.
Kansas Seward County - Name Unknown 2011 Registration Fraud Non U.S. citizen was accused of registering to vote. Registration cancelled. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
New Mexico "Buddy the Dog" 2012 Registration fraud 0 A New Mexico man has registered his 3-year-old black Labrador, Buddy, to vote. "I made up a birth date [for Buddy], and I made up a social security number . . . and I had a voter registration card in my hand for Buddy two weeks later." The man, a registered Republican, said he wanted to demonstrate how easy it is to commit voter fraud: "Somebody should have verified this information" and taken a look at exactly who (or what) was registering. . . The Clerk's Office said the state doesn't require counties to verify social security numbers, dates of birth, or even names” http://theweek.com/articles/477605/dog-whos-registered-vote-democrat
Alabama Daniel Webster Reynolds III Lesa Coleman Janice Hart Olivia Reynolds M 2013 Dothan municipal D 2014-07 Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 3 3 Daniel Webster Reynolds III pleaded* guilty to three counts of absentee ballot fraud, a class C felony, as part of a scheme to falsify absentee ballots in the 2013 Dothan city commission election on behalf of District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome. Newsome won the election by just 14 votes. Co-defendants Olivia Reynolds, Lesa Coleman, and Janice Hart were also found guilty in the scheme. *Plea deal: 2 years probation http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/fourth-person-connected-to-amos-news... http://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Final-defendant-in-Dothan-voter-fraud-case-plea...
Wisconsin Ineligible minor voting 2016-04 Primary 2016-04 In person Ineligible minor voting 6 The Brown County clerk's office says at least six 17-year-olds registered and cast a ballot in the April 2016 primary election. De Pere reported that a 17-year-old certified he was old enough to vote. The clerk's office also learned of five other teens who voted around the area. The county clerk says poll workers did not look at the age on the IDs of some of the students. In one case, a teen used his report card as identification. http://www.wkow.com/story/31676524/2016/04/08/election-officials-investigate-bro... http://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/top-stories/brown-county-investigates-voter-fr...
California Name Not Disclosed OTHER An individual in Santa Cruz County (name not disclosed) was charged under the California Election Code/California Penal Code. The charges pertained to filing a false nomination or declaration of candidacy; fraudulently voting in an election in which one is not entitled; knowingly procuring or offering false or forged instrument to be filed, registered, or recorded in any public office, which instrument, if genuine, might be filed, registered, or recorded under any law. Pleaded guilty to filing a false nomination or declaration of candidacy. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404433-california-fresno-county-cases.htm...

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