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 Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Virginia Don Houston Estridge (former mail carrier) Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee Ballot Fraud 4 Don Houston Estridge, a mail carrier, was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. Charged with intercepting and diverting absentee ballots so they could be doctored with forged signatures and false statements then returned to the Wise County Voter Registrar's office as legitimate ballots. A jury found Estridge guilty on three of four counts, including conspiracy to prevent others from exercising their right to vote, conspiracy to steal absentee mail ballots, and aiding and abetting violations of Virginia's absentee ballot procedures. 18 months in jail and fines totaling $7,500 http://www.roanoke.com/webmin/news/top-cop-mayor-indicted/article_ce4fc42f-6931-... http://e-edition.timesnews.net/article/3721477/retired-postal-worker-sentenced-t... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts
Washington Derek Wilson M 1 Records received from Snohomish County Washington did not indicate the specific accusation. From a list of almost 200 voter fraud cases that occurred since June 2007, only one person was charged. According to the prosecutor's office, the remainder of the cases were not prosecuted and no records were kept on the type of specific charge for the unprosecuted cases. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
Pennsylvania George Edgar Rheam Jr. M Forgery George Edgar Rheam Jr. was charged with forgery and false swearing under the crimes code, as well as election code perjury and false signatures and statements under the election code. He pleaded guilty to both election code offenses and was sentenced to probation and fined. Probation and fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374717-pennsylvania-mifflin-county-respon...
Kansas Sedgwick County - Names Unknown 2006 Absentee Ballot Fraud Impersonation Forgery A parent was accused of voting an advance ballot for an absent college student by power of attorney, possibly without the student knowing about it. Provisional ballot not counted. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Michigan Angela Smith (former city council member) Bobbie Baker Frank Fields Zedora Miller F 2001-01 Ecorse City Council 2003-01 Absentee Ballot Fraud 2 Felony charges were filed against Angela Smith, Frank Fields, Zedora Miller and Bobbie Baker. The four were accused of handling and tampering with absentee voter ballots stemming from the January 9, 2001, election for Ecorse City Council. Smith, a member of the Ecorse City Council, was charged with 1 count of improper return of an Absentee Voter Ballot and 1 count of conspiracy to improperly return Absentee Voter Ballots. http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-46849_47203-58997--,00.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826964/posts
Wisconsin Taofiki A. Alabi, Jr. 2008-11 Registration Fraud 1 Taofiki A. Alabi, Jr. was accused of registration fraud. No prosecution. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399987-wisconsin-ozaukee-county-response-...
Mississippi Jerry Huck Childers M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Jerry Huck Childers was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud, 1 count of bribery and 1 count of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to voter fraud. (Case #BK2008-001B, Circuit Court, Benton County) 3 years of incarceration, which was suspended to 3 years post-release supervision. $1,322.50 fine. http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo...
North Carolina Shelia Romona Hodges 2008-11 General D 2011-08 Multiple voting 1 1 Three Wake County residents were charged with, and admitted to, voter fraud in connection with the 2008 presidential election. Twenty-six-year-old Kierra Fontae Leache of Pheiffer Drive in Raleigh, 46-year-old Shelia "Sheilia" Romona Hodges, also of Pheiffer Drive in Raleigh, and 25-year-old Brandon Earl McLean of Bethune Drive in Raleigh, admitted casting two votes in 2008. All three are registered Democrats. Leache filed a no-excuse absentee application on Oct. 29, 2008, as well as voted at the polling place on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Raleigh on Nov. 4. Leache later admitted to authorities that she did vote twice in the presidential election. Hodges and McLean both each participated in early voting at Chavis Heights Community Center in Raleigh and later voted on Election Day at their local polling place. They also admitted to the charges. All three have been placed under a $10,000 bond. The Wake Board of Elections uncovered the fraud and turned it over to the Wake County DA and got the SBI involved to investigate. http://abc11.com/archive/8301269/ http://commentarama.blogspot.com/2011/08/democrats-convicted-of-voter-fraud.html
Minnesota Brohdy Hillis Avery M 2010-11 General 2010-12 Registration fraud - ineligible felon Ineligible felon voting 1 1 As a convicted felon, Avery was ineligible to register to vote or to vote. He registered to vote in 2010 and voted in a November 2010 general election. Pleaded guilty to one felony charge termed “ineligible voter knowingly voting.” Suspended jail sentence of 180 days, two years probation and a $980 fine http://www.albertleatribune.com/2011/02/albert-lea-man-pleads-guilty-to-illegal-... http://www.albertleatribune.com/2011/05/felon-sentenced-for-voting/ http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396386-minnesota-freeborn-county-with-cas...
Mississippi Teresa Ann Sample F 2009-08 Multiple Voting Charged with voting more than once in the same election. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html

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