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 Margin Description Sentence Source1sort descending Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Mississippi Steven Thompson (former candidate for sheriff) M Vote Buying Thompson, candidate for sheriff of Benton County, reportedly paid undercover police officers $30 per vote and pleaded guilty to attempted bribery. 1 year house arrest and $500 fine
Idaho Susan Rose Harris F Registration Fraud Charged with illegal voter registrations. Pleaded guilty. $200 fine and 3 months probation. The case was later dismissed.
Indiana Dwaine Lay M 2003 Democratic Mayoral Primary Perjury 2 Dwaine Lay was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Charged with 2 counts perjury. All charges dismissed Dismissed
Connecticut Esther W. Rozum (town clerk) F Absentee/Mail Esther Rozum, a town clerk, was accused of failing to provide an absentee ballot to a designee of a sick/physically disabled absentee ballot applicant. $1,000 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Texas Maria Esparza F Marie Esparza was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
Ohio Tokya Davis Petition Fraud Tokya Davis was charged with prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Pleaded guilty to prohibited acts concerning declarations and petitions, felony. 6 months of probation
Michigan Darlene Frances Branham F 2002 2004 2006 2008 Multiple Voting 4 Willie and Darlene Branham (husband and wife) were accused of voting both in Michigan and in Florida in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.
Connecticut Troy Pivarnik M Ineligible district voting Troy Pivarnik was accused of voting in a district where he didn't live during a primary when his mother was on the ballot. Another candidate in the election accused him. Dismissed because of insufficient evidence. Dismissed
Connecticut Eva Christianson F Absentee/Mail Eva Christian, who assisted with a political campaign, was accused of distributing more than five absentee ballot applications without registering with the Town clerk. Ordered to comply with the law in the future.
Mississippi Tobe Jackson M Vote Buying Paid undercover police officers $30 per vote, pleaded guilty to attempted bribery. When arrested, was found with $1,240 in $10 and $20 bills. 1 year house arrest, $500 fine

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