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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Jeanette Kildea F Petition Fraud Jeanette Kildea was charged with circulating a petition and allowing an individual to sign it when she was not present, as required by law. Paid a civil penalty and ordered to comply with the law in the future http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/2007_161.1.pdf
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Ruth E. Kirk F Multiple Voting Ruth E. Kirk was accused of voting more than once in the same election and charged with 2 counts of disorderly conduct. The voter fraud charge was dismissed on prosecutor's motion, but Kirk was charged with both counts of disorderly conduct, guilty because of no contest plea. It is unknown whether the charges are related. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403400-wisconsin-columbia-county-response...
Alaska Unknown 4 Voter fraud case referred to Alaska Department of Law Criminal Division. Declined for prosecution. No charges filed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374296-alaska-dept-of-law-response.html
Kentucky Debra L. Morris Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers William Bart Morris F 2002 2004 2006 2009-07 Vote Buying Circuit Court Judge Cletus Maricle, and seven others (Douglas C. Adams, Freddy W. Thompson, Stanley Bowling, Charles Wayne Jones, William Stivers, William Bart Morris and Debra L. Morris) were convicted in 2010 in a massive vote-buying scheme that ran through several elections. After a seven-week trial, the defendants were convicted on various charges they faced, which included vote-buying, mail fraud, extortion and money laundering. Several convicted major drug dealers testified during the trial about how easy it was to spread many thousands of dollars around to buy votes. Plea Deal: In 2010 sentenced to 10 years in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and she then pleaded guilty hoping for a lesser sentence. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44442576.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44083767.html
Michigan Randy Allen Dunham M Absentee Ballot Fraud Dunham was accused of tampering with absentee ballots at the tech school where he taught.
Oklahoma Election contest: Leon Pinson v. Leonard Washington 2015-03 Bristow municipal Ineligible district voting Election contest Bristow mayoral candidate Leon Pinson sued the Board of Elections and some voters over the March 3, 2015 municipal election, alleging the voters named defrauded the system by registering to vote in Bristow though they don’t live within city limits. Pinson lost the election to incumbent Leonard Washington by 12 votes. He asked for a recount; the Board of Elections said the results were the same. In the suit Pinson and his lawyer claims the defendants used their businesses as their address and that’s how they’re registered to vote. If that is true it is against the law. According to state law you must live where you are registered to vote. http://www.fox23.com/news/local/bristow-politician-claims-voter-fraud/66842992
California Daniel Bates M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Daniel Bates, along with 11 others, were charged with deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud. Bates pleaded guilty to 4 counts of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration. In exchange, 8 counts of defacement of party affiliation and 4 counts of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration were dismissed. 3 years probation, 39 days of jail and restitution. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
Texas Tony Curtis Jordan M Registration Fraud Tony Curtis Jordan, a convicted felon, filed a voter registration application. The application was withdrawn so the state saw no need to prosecute. The case was closed on 3/5/08. Not charged.
Connecticut James M. Brown M 2009 Democratic Primary, municipal D Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Brown, who assisted with Lydia Martinez’s campaign for city council, had violated laws pertaining to the dissemination and completion of absentee ballots. (Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission - File #2009-101) $300 fine, prohibited for four years from soliciting absentee ballots/distributing absentee ballot applications and required to comply with elections law. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_101.pdf
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Ruth Turner F Absentee Ballot Fraud Ruth Turner was accused of nursing home absentee ballot fraud. Dismissed http://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/documents...

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