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 Sentencesort descending Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kansas Seward County - Names Unknown 1997 Registration Fraud Employer bussed employees, including alleged non-citizens, to register to vote at an election office. No action taken. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Pennsylvania Joseph Vadella (former Carbondale Mayor) James Vadella Michael Vadella M 1997 Primary 1997-05 Absentee Ballot Fraud Illegal assistance Joseph Vadella, along with his brothers, James and Michael, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an attempt to influence a primary election in which Joseph Vadella was a candidate. The scheme involved signing up voters to receive absentee ballots without their knowledge. Campaign workers would pick up the ballots, telling voters that they would take care of the forms. In some cases, campaign workers filled out blank ones or opened others and changed them. http://archives.timesleader.com/1997/1997_17/1997_10_02_CARBONDALE_MAYOR_ENTERS_... http://archives.timesleader.com/1997/1997_10/1997_05_28_GRAND_JURY_STEPS_UP_CARB...
Pennsylvania James Vadella Joseph Vadella Michael Vadella M 1997 Primary 1997-05 Absentee Ballot Fraud Illegal assistance Joseph Vadella, along with his brothers, James and Michael, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an attempt to influence a primary election in which Joseph Vadella was a candidate. The scheme involved signing up voters to receive absentee ballots without their knowledge. Campaign workers would pick up the ballots, telling voters that they would take care of the forms. In some cases, campaign workers filled out blank ones or opened others and changed them. http://archives.timesleader.com/1997/1997_17/1997_10_02_CARBONDALE_MAYOR_ENTERS_...
Pennsylvania Michael Vadella Joseph Vadella James Vadella M 1997 Primary 1997-05 Absentee Ballot Fraud Illegal assistance Joseph Vadella, along with his brothers, James and Michael, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an attempt to influence a primary election in which Joseph Vadella was a candidate. The scheme involved signing up voters to receive absentee ballots without their knowledge. Campaign workers would pick up the ballots, telling voters that they would take care of the forms. In some cases, campaign workers filled out blank ones or opened others and changed them. http://archives.timesleader.com/1997/1997_17/1997_10_02_CARBONDALE_MAYOR_ENTERS_...
Kansas Bourbon County - Name Unknown 1998 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation 1 Mother forged her son's signature and voted in his place. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kansas Bourbon County - Name Unknown 1998 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Nursing home supervisor voted for other persons without their consent. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kansas Ellis County - Names Unknown 2000 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation 6 Multiple ballots challenged each election because of non-matching signatures. (6 cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kansas Johnson County - Names Unknown 2000 Absentee Ballot Fraud Impersonation Multiple cases of questionable ballots. Impersonation of a voter.
Kansas Johnson County - Names Unknown 2000 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Multiple cases of advance ballots challenged every election because of nonmatching signatures. Ballots challenged.
Kansas Ellis County - Names Unknown 2000 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Multiple ballots challenged each election because of non-matching signatures.

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