True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
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...
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
Texas Willie Howard Ray 2004 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 7 7 Willie Howard Ray pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) after being charged with seven counts of illegal possession of another's ballot in the 2004 primary election. Additional allegations included unlawfully obstructing a poll watcher, witnessing multiple ballot applications, and providing illegal assistance. *Plea deal: 8 months deferred adjudication, $200 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Bowie: 06M1309-CCL
Kentucky Martin County - Name Unknown 2003 Registration Fraud 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of fraudulent registration and found guilty. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Evan Dixon (deceased 2001) 2012-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Evan Dixon to vote in person in 2012, even though Mr. Dixon died in 2001. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
New Mexico Unknown impersonator 2014-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 The Rio Arriba County Clerk’s office confirmed a case of impersonation voter fraud in the November 2014 general election involving an imposter who voted by providing the name and address of an eligible voter. County election staff detected the fraud when the actual voter arrived to vote at the Health Commons Clinic in Española and was told someone else had cast a ballot under his name three days earlier. The man told poll workers he hadn’t voted, and officials were able to confirm that the signature on the original ballot did not match the legal voter’s signature on file. The evidence collected showed that a crime occurred, not a mistake or misunderstanding. Poll workers allowed the man to vote on a provisional ballot. Elections officials have no legal means of actually verifying signatures or confirming identification of a voter. Bobbi Shearer of the Secretary of State’s office said that "under current law there are no means available to poll workers to help them determine if a voter is actually the person he says he is.” Shearer said the fraudulent voter’s vote had already gone through a tabulator and could not be identified or separated from the legitimate ballots in the machine. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.santafenewmexican.com/elections/elections_2014/state/incident-spurs-p... http://krqe.com/2014/11/02/officials-new-mexico-man-victim-of-voter-fraud/ http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3222398/posts
Utah 35 unknown individuals in Dagget County, UT 2006 Sheriff Registration Fraud 1 35 unknown individuals were among more than 50 people in in Utah's Daggett County, who were accused in connection with a 2006 election for sheriff. All were accused of fraudulent registration, and many were accused of living outside the county but registering to vote within the county. http://archive.sltrib.com/printfriendly.php?id=9208173&itype=NGPSID
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Jiyto L. Cox Ineligible felon voting 1 Jiyto L. Cox was accused of knowingly voting while being a convicted felon. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
North Carolina Contested Election: Allen Dial vs. Theresa Locklear 2013-11 Pembroke municipal Contested Election Ineligible district voting A new election was ordered after the State Board of Elections determined at least 30 votes were cast improperly in the November 2013 Pembroke Town Council election Robeson County officials determined that from 12 to 20 votes were cast using invalid addresses. They also found instances of improper IDs used to prove residency and at least eight instances of improper one-stop, absentee voting. Votes for Allen Dial, who was seeking his fifth term, and challenger Theresa Locklear tied at 299, according to the November results. It is not clear if any criminal charges will be filed. District Attorney Johnson Britt said that his office would review the information. New election ordered. http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/article_c261b3b4-ba71-5a12-8d98-b78d581f5c... http://www.wral.com/new-election-ordered-in-pembroke/13237755/ http://robesonian.com/archive/23828
Virginia James Edward Dorsey 2007 2008 2013-04 Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 0 In April 2013, a grand jury indicted James Edward Dorsey and five other convicted felons on charges of giving false statements when registering to vote. The registrations occurred in 2007 and 2008. The six were each indicted on a felony count of election fraud: Mark Winfield Atwater of Portsmouth; James Edward Dorsey of Portsmouth; Brenda Lee Harris of Virginia Beach; Tyrone Stith of Chesapeake; Lisa Charlotte White of Portsmouth; and Delphine Williams of Portsmouth. Nearly 20 cases were referred to the office of Commonwealth's Attorney, but the office is prosecuting only those that were clearly intending to deceive. http://pilotonline.com/news/local/crime/six-felons-indicted-on-voter-fraud-alleg...

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