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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Minnesota Shawn Marie Kaarbo F 2012-11 General 2013-02 In person Ineligible felon voting Registration fraud 1 1 Shawn Marie Kaarbo (aka Shawn Marie Melton and Shawn Marie Strandberg), a convicted felon, pleaded* guilty to voting while ineligible in the November 2012 general election, while still on probation. Using Election Day Registration, Kaarbo voted at a polling place in Skelton Township, at which time she completed a voter registration application and signed a certification saying she was eligible to vote. when in fact her voting rights had not been restored.  Carlton County Auditor/Treasurer Paul Gassert said that because the voter's ineligiblity was discovered after the fact, there was no way to prevent the fraudulent vote from counting. The charge, originally filed as a felony, was sentenced as a gross misdemeanor: one year of local confinement (stayed for two years) and 40 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 1 year local confinement (stayed for 2 years), 40 hours community service http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/barnum-woman-guilty-voter-fraud-1 http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/2-carlton-county-women-accused-voter-fr... http://www.pinejournal.com/content/barnum-woman-guilty-voter-fraud-0
Wisconsin Veronica Toney F 2010 Ineligible felon voting 2 1 Veronica Toney was charged with Voting by Disqualified Person (Felon) (Felony Class I) and Providing False Information to Election Official (Felony Class I). http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Ohio Rebecca Hammonds Ohio Organizing Collaborative F 2015 2016-05 Registration fraud Forgery 35 0 Rebecca Hammonds was indicted on 35 felony voter fraud charges - 32 counts of false voter registration and three counts of false signatures - as part of a scheme to create false voter registration documents for 35 people in Columbiana County in 2015. Hammonds worked for Ohio Organizing Collaborative, a liberal activist group that submitted suspicious voter registration forms in several counties, which were reported to the Secretary of State's office and referred to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations. http://wkbn.com/2016/05/26/east-liverpool-woman-charged-with-voter-fraud/ http://www.newsnet5.com/news/state/ohio-woman-indicted-on-35-counts-of-voter-fra... http://wksu.org/post/northeast-ohio-woman-faces-dozens-felony-charges-allegedly-...
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-...
Connecticut Francis McArthur Lori McArthur F 2008-11 2009-11 2010-11 General General General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting Francis McArthur and Lori McArthur registered to vote using as their address, the business address for a private mail facility. An investigation by the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission concluded that both women had violated the law by registering to vote using the business address, by affirming they were bona fide residents when they presented themselves to vote and by casting votes. Due to mitigating circumstances, the Commission ordered the removal of the names from the voter rolls under the business address, but ordered no further action be taken. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_061.pdf
Florida Elizabeth Bain Knight F Non-citizen voting Elizabeth Bain Knight was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. Pleaded. (United States v. Bain Knight; 2:04-CR-14047) 3 months of probation and $250 fine http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Georgia Johnny Durham M 2010 Ineligible voting Accused of being an unqualified voter. Pleaded guilty. $250 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http:/www.documentcloud.org/documents...
Mississippi Charles Selmon M Charles Selmon, of Pike County, was not charged. His name was included on a list by Mississippi Attorney General's Office.
Rhode Island Barbara Riccio F Petition Fraud Forgery Barbara Ricciowas accused of finding names in a phonebook to acquire five additional signatures for a petition. She was charged with election violations and forgery. 1 year of probation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399977-rhode-island-department-of-public-...
Washington James Windham Sr. 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...

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