True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Electionsort descending D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Bonnie Kresge F 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...
Washington Phyllis C. Bailey F Multiple Voting Phyllis Bailey reportedly signed the outside envelope of her legally blind husband's ballot. There is no proof she intended to vote twice, so criminal charges were not filed. No charges filed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370216-washington-jefferson-county.html
Illinois Jeannette Sims F 2008-11 2009-04 Registration Fraud Forgery Sims reportedly filed 10 fake voter registration cards before the November 2008 election. Sims was working with a voter registration drive sponsored by the Service Employees International Union. A handwriting expert examined the cards and determined that Sims filled out all 10 cards with fake addresses. Many of the registration cards were submitted with addresses that do not exist, while others bore the names of people who did not live at the addresses listed on the cards. Pleaded guilty. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=ADHB&p_theme=adhb&p_actio... http://prev.dailyherald.com/story/?id=384932 http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374731-illinois-lake-county-response.html
Colorado Priscilla Kay Valerio F 2002 Multiple Voting 1 1 Priscilla Kay Valerio was charged with voting twice. Dismissed after successful completion of deferred 12-month sentence. 12-month deferred sentence. Charges were dismissed after successful completion of deferred sentence. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Connecticut John Gauger, Jr. (primary candidate) M Absentee/Mail Gauger, a primary candidate, voted an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $100 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
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...
Kentucky Kenton County - Name Unknown 2001 Registration Fraud 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of destruction of registration records. Charge amended. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Virginia Paulas Whitehead 2010-01 Ineligible Voting Multiple Voting 3 Paulas Whitehead was charged with unqualified person voting and voting more than once in same election. Guilty. (Charles City County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Washington Nathan Risen 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...
Ohio Cathy LaMaster F 2006-11 2009-02 Registration fraud 1 Cathy LaMaster admitted to submitting two voter registrations; one under her own name and a second under her daughter’s name. Charged with 1 count attempted false election registration. Pleaded guilty to attempted false election registration. (Franklin County, Case #09-CR-001005) $1000 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396373-ohio-franklin-county-cathy-lamaste...

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