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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Arkansas Leroy Grant M 2011 State House Primary, Runoff and General 2012-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud Eric Fontain Cox, Amos Sanders, Lisa Burns, Deshay Lorenzo Parker III and Leroy Grant were charged with using absentee ballots to defraud an election official during three special elections in 2011. Special Prosecuting Attorney H.G. Foster of Conway filed the charges after a nearly year-long investigation that resulted in four others, including former state lawmaker Hudson Hallum, pleading guilty in federal court to felony charges. Hallum, D-Marion, along with his father, Kent Hallum, West Memphis city councilman Phillip Wayne Carter and West Memphis police officer Sam Malone entered guilty pleas in 2012 to charges they plotted to bribe absentee voters to cast ballots for Hallum. http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/sep/25/five-more-face-charges-voter-frau...
Washington George Underwood M George Underwood was suspected of being an "unqualified person voting", but there was insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Arizona Carol Hannah F 2010 General R Multiple Voting 1 Carol Hannah was registered to vote in both Arizona and Colorado. She voted in the 2010 Colorado election by mail and at an Arizona polling place on Election Day 2010. The double votes were detected by the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. 3 years of supervised probation and $1,000 fine. http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/politics/2014/05/06/bullhead-city-wo... http://arkansasgopwing.blogspot.com/2015/07/10-examples-of-voter-fraud-across.ht...
Mississippi Steven Thompson (former candidate for sheriff) M Vote Buying Thompson, candidate for sheriff of Benton County, reportedly paid undercover police officers $30 per vote and pleaded guilty to attempted bribery. 1 year house arrest and $500 fine
Mississippi Carl Mickens (Noxubee County Circuit Clerk) Noxubee County 2003 2005-02 Section 11(b), Voting Rights Act violation Voter intimidation/coercion Carl Mickens, individually and in his official capacity as Circuit Clerk of Noxubee County, and Noxubee County were sued by the U.S. along with Ike Brown and the NDEC, for violating Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act. A consent decree was entered with these defendants contemporaneously with the filing of the Ike Brown complaint, which they were removed from. Consent decree - effective through December 2012 https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/crt/legacy/2010/12/15/noxubee_comp_0... https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/crt/legacy/2010/12/15/noxubee_cd_0.p...
Illinois John Jay Bieschke M Petition Fraud Forgery John Jay Bieschke pleaded guilty to forged nominating petitions.
Georgia Unknown Assistant 2008 General Voter intimidation/coercion 1 Jake Justice, a mentally challenged man was taken to the polls by his adult rehab provider. Mr. Justice wanted to vote for John McCain, but a representative of the rehab center who was assisting him selected Barak Obama's name instead. http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/10/17/mentally-challenged-man-says-he-was-fo...
Georgia Eldon Glenn Carter M 2011 Petition Fraud Nomination petition fraud. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00661107280; Appling County) $200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Texas Pauline Cusack (election official) F There were reportedly voting irregularities in a Gillsepie County election that Pauline Cusack oversaw. Case declined for prosecution. Letter sent to Secretary of State.
Connecticut Richard Hofer M Ineligible district voting Richard Hofer voted twice in the town of Sherman, a town where he wasn't a resident. He voted once based on being on the tax records for the two properties he owned, and after discussing it with a local elections official, voted again in the name of his family's limited liability partnership. The State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Hofer wasn't trying to fraudulently vote, and made an honest mistake. Mr. Hofer wasn't penalized.

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