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 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia Mohammad Shafiq M 2012 County Sheriff Race 2012 Registration fraud 2 0 Mohammad Shafiq pleaded* guilty to two counts of voter fraud for altering information on two voter registration cards that weren’t his own. Shafiq dropped off numerous voter registration cards at the county elections office in 2012; two were proven fraudulent. Shafiq later presented affidavits that were shown to include fraudulent information, and additional charges of subornation of perjury and tampering with evidence were added to Shafiq’s two counts of illegal acts regarding election documents. *Plea deal: 10 years probation, $6750 fines http://www.madisonjournaltoday.com/archives/7638-Shafiq-sentenced-for-election-f... http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2015-05-15/hull-man-pleads-guilty-voter-fraud...
Texas Mary Comparin F 2008 General 2010-10 Impersonation Multiple Voting Registration Fraud 1 According to the arrest warrant, Mary Comparin's sister committed suicide in San Antonio in 1963, but Comparin allegedly used her late sister's name and driver's license information to vote in 2008. http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Woman-81-jailed-in-vote-frau...
Georgia William Curry M Petition Fraud William Curry was accused of being and unnamed circulator for nomination petition. $200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Iowa Dennis Dale Simpson M Dennis Simpson was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Kansas Butler County - Name Unknown 2006 Multiple Voting 1 Person was accused of voting twice in the same election. Referred to county attorney. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
North Carolina Contested Election: Tommy Johnson vs. Linda Gantt 2015-11 Trinity municipal Contested Election Ineligible district voting 1 Five towns in North Carolina will repeat 2015 municipal elections when voters head to the polls for the March 15 primary. The State Board of Elections ruled this week in favor of municipal election challenges in Benson, Trinity, Lumberton, Pembroke and Ahoskie. In each of those towns, a second-place town council candidate complained of possible election law violations that could have cost them the election. The board’s general counsel, Josh Lawson, said board members found “evidence of irregularities sufficient to cast doubt on the outcome.” In Trinity, two city council candidates, Tommy Johnson and Linda Gantt, were tied with 168 votes each. The board ruled that one of the voters, a former council member, had sold her Trinity home and moved to Morehead City, so she couldn’t participate. State law calls for a new election if officials find an election law violation that could swing the outcome. The county election board holds an initial hearing on complaints; the state board gets the final say and schedules a new vote. New election ordered. http://courier-tribune.com/news/local/trinity-may-have-hold-new-election http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article55722...
Hawaii Clifford Uwainewas (former State Senator) Ross Segawa Debra Kawaoka Brian Minaai M 1982 Democratic primary D 1983-02 Registration fraud - ineligible district 1 State Sen. Clifford Uwaine was convicted of conspiring to illegally register voters in the 1982 Democrat primary. Prosecutors found that 27 participated in a scheme to illegally register Honolulu voters in order to boost Democrat candidate Ross Segawa, a student in the University law school, into the District 19 state House seat that encompassed Manoa, where the university’s main campus is located. The students, including some working in the Legislature or attending the university’s law school, were caught when Segawa’s opponent noticed that some of Segawa’s youthful supporters claimed they lived at the Arcadia Retirement Residence on their voter registration forms. They recruited people from outside the 19th district – a total of 32 known names – and used false addresses to register them on the 19th district rolls. 3 months in jail http://www.hawaiireporter.com/university-of-hawaii-procurement-officer-involved-... http://www.nytimes.com/1983/02/13/us/around-the-nation-hawaii-state-senator-accu...
Washington Nancy Bulle 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...
California Name Not Disclosed OTHER An individual in Santa Cruz County (name not disclosed) was charged under the California Election Code with misdemeanor negligence in promptly transferring a voter’s affidavit to an elections official. Case was dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404433-california-fresno-county-cases.htm...
Indiana Michelle Chandler (city controller’s office) F 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting Absentee/Mail Perjury 3 1 Michelle Chandler, a worker in the city controller’s office, was found guilty of one count of felony perjury in a fraud case that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Chandler was also charged with fraudulent receipt of ballot, voting outside of her district, and perjury. 1 year probation http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_6af53cdd-4bf0-520d-ad4a-6f0548f72e20....

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