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 Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Sue Basham F Sue Basham was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
Kentucky Earl Young Naomi Johnson Jackie Jennings M 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy 4 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html
Connecticut Ronald Langdon M Absentee/Mail Ronald Langdon was accused of failing to provide eligibility requirements and penalty warnings required by law when mailing unsolicited absentee ballot applications to senior citizens, as well as allowing others to sign for him or forge his signature as an assister on the applications. Dismissed accusations that he didn't include eligibility requirements and penalty warnings. Ordered to comply with laws for signing as an assister in the future
Ohio Ernest Bennett M Petition Fraud Ernest Bennett was charged with prohibitions acts relating to petitions or declarations. Pleaded guilty to prohibited acts concerning declarations and petitions, felony. 1 year of probation
New Jersey Tracy Pijuan Marty Small Ernest Storr Luquay Zahir Floyd Tally David Callaway Toni Dixon Dameka Cross Mark Crumble Michele Griffin Ramona Stephens Demaris Jones Ronald Harris 2009 Municipal - Democratic primary 2009-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud 10 Tracy Pijuan was one of 14 allegedly working alongside Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small to commit absentee ballot fraud. Pijuan was charged with 10 counts of voter fraud. Voters were asked to apply for absentee ballots, but instead of letting the voters choose their own candidate, a self-proclaimed “secret army” mishandled ballots and even had a “shredding party” to dispose of votes for opposing candidates. Voters were told whom to vote for, never received their ballots — which wound up being cast anyway — or got their applications and ballots at the same time. It was alleged that some voters did not even live in the city, and used fictitious addresses in order to vote. Pijuan was acquitted. Acquitted http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395062-new-jersey-dcj-cases-3.html http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/atlantic-city-councilman-marty-...
Connecticut Adele B. Pomerleau F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Pomerleau was accused of neglecting to provide information about herself as required by law, such as her signature, when she assisted about 12 residents of a convalescent home where she worked with their absentee ballot applications. Civil penalty of $100.00. Ordered to comply with the law in the future.
Wisconsin Ethel M. Anderson F Ineligible felon voting Ethel M. Anderson was accused of knowingly voting while being a convicted felon. 14 months on probation and $100 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.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
New Jersey Steve Fulop campaign 2013-05 Jersey City municipal Absentee/mail Ballot tampering The re-election campaign of Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy accused rival City Councilman Steve Fulop’s campaign of sending out mail-in ballot applications that use a Fulop P.O. box, not the Hudson County clerk, as a return address. “Fulop is attempting to trick people into sending their ballots to the wrong place in order to suppress the vote in Ward F a ward Fulop knows he will lose,” says Jermaine Robinson, Healy’s Ward F council hopeful. New Jersey’s administrative code reads that the return address on mail-in ballot applications “shall not be altered or changed by any person or entity.” Fulop’s campaign insists it has the legal right to send out the applications with its address on it. A state Division of Elections spokesman referred comment to Hudson County Clerk Barbara Netchert. The state Election Law Enforcement Commission declined to comment. Netchert responded with a statement that she issued on Friday urging voters to use the county’s official application for mail-in ballots. http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2013/05/jersey_city_mayors_re-election...
Mississippi Claude Garth (former alderman) M According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00081, Claude Garth, of Aberdeen County, was suspected of voter fraud. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html

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