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
Virginia Don Houston Estridge (former mail carrier) Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee Ballot Fraud 4 Don Houston Estridge, a mail carrier, was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. Charged with intercepting and diverting absentee ballots so they could be doctored with forged signatures and false statements then returned to the Wise County Voter Registrar's office as legitimate ballots. A jury found Estridge guilty on three of four counts, including conspiracy to prevent others from exercising their right to vote, conspiracy to steal absentee mail ballots, and aiding and abetting violations of Virginia's absentee ballot procedures. 18 months in jail and fines totaling $7,500 http://www.roanoke.com/webmin/news/top-cop-mayor-indicted/article_ce4fc42f-6931-... http://e-edition.timesnews.net/article/3721477/retired-postal-worker-sentenced-t... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts
Mississippi Dona Jones Ann Reed Margie McNair Dona Jones Prentiss Harris Gloria Smith F 2015-11 State General 2015-11 Illegal assistance In February 2016, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office took over the prosecution in a voting fraud case filed against five Franklin County pollworkers charged with election fraud during the Nov. 3, 2015 general election at the Bude precinct. Circuit Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson issued the warrants for their arrests. Dona Jones and Ann Reed of Meadville, and Margie McNair of Bude, were charged with violating a state elections law forbidding “dishonest decisions by managers” of polling places “concerning qualifications of voters.” The women allegedly did not check voter qualifications. State law says if an election manager knowingly permits an unqualified person to vote or prohibits a qualified person from voting, the manager may face jail time of up to three months, a fine of up to $200 or both. Anita Leonard and Carl Cupit, both Republican Party poll observers at the Bude precinct, filed the charges on Nov. 13. Leonard said she saw pollworkers going beyond what is allowed in helping voters and alleged that the pollworkers weren’t properly checking voters’ identification. Sen. Melanie Sojourner, R-Natchez, contested her close loss to former Sen. Bob Dearing in the Senate District 37 race. Dearing, a Democrat, won the seat back from Sojourner by a 62-vote margin. Charges dismissed https://mississippipep.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/franklin-county-poll-workers-arr... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/b113715bcd3745eca3352936439d5364/MS--Vote... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/24b8c1cc5dbd4ba38d83910a01f74b81/MS--Elec...
Washington John Doe8 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...
Georgia Valerie Luckey Merritt F 2010-06 Registration fraud Accused of violating State Election Board rules regarding registration of voters in nursing homes. Merritt allegedly obtained voter registration forms from nursing home residents from another individual who had woken them up in the middle of the night to sign the documents, which amounted to elder abuse. The forms were also mishandled and some registrations allegedly were by individuals ineligible to vote. Merritt pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2008-01111097969; Bulloch County) $28,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand. https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Virginia William Tanner M 2003-12 Ineligible Voting 2 William Tanner was charged with unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Mecklenburg County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
North Carolina Wayne Shatley Ross "Toogie" Banner Carlos Hood Anita Moore Valerie Moore M 2002-11 General R 2003-07 Vote Buying 4 Wayne Shatley was accused of organizing and engaging four others to buy votes for Gary Clark, the Republican candidate for sheriff in the 2002 general election in Caldwell County. He financed it with $5,000 to $6,000 of his own money. Charged with 1 count with conspiracy to buy votes and 3 counts with actually buying votes. Convicted by a jury on all counts. 33 months' imprisonment http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/955845/posts http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366806-north-carolina-reporter-from-news2... http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Published/054118.P.pdf
New York Luisa Duran (mother of candidate Victor Pichardo) F 2013-09 Bronx Assembly special - Democrat primary D The 2013 special election for a Bronx Assembly seat — where just 72 votes separated the two top finishers — was mired with fraud that included the winning candidate’s mom working at a poll site where at least one machine wouldn’t even allow people to vote for the challengers. As a result, Hector Ramirez, who lost narrowly to Victor Pichardo in the primary, urged the governor’s Office and federal authorities to look into why there were no levers next to his name — and several other vanquished candidates — on several other machines at other locations when voters went to the polls. Ramirez was one of seven candidates vying for disgraced Assemblyman Nelson Castro’s seat. Another candidate, Haile Rivera, who lost by 310 votes, said his poll watchers caught Pichardo’s mother, Luisa Duran, working a table at Public School 33 on Jerome Ave. — a polling place known for having one of the highest voter turnouts. Pichardo admitted that his mother was a poll worker — a violation of New York State law — but insisted everything was on the up and up. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/machine-politics-fraud-filled-bronx-ra...
Wisconsin Antoinette Harris F 2008 Antoinette Harris was charged with voting by disqualified person. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399987-wisconsin-ozaukee-county-response-...
Georgia Jessica Madden F Registration Fraud Jessica Madden was accused of deliberately registering to vote with a false address to vote in her college town's contested election. $500 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Pennsylvania Mark V. Cosentino M 2002-08 Mark V. Cosentino was charged with unlawful voting according to Pensylvania Statue 25 Section 3533. "Any person who votes or attempts to vote at any primary or election, knowing that he does not possess all the qualifications of an elector..." Pleaded guilty. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404431-pennsylvania-state-cases-1.html

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