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
California Kevin Keegen Emidy M 2004 Forgery Petition Fraud Registration Fraud Kevin Keegen Emidy pleaded guilty to signing fictitious or forged name to petition and fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration. 3 years of probation, 312 days in jail and restitution
Iowa Franklin Louis Kebschull M Franklin Louis Kebschull was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Suspended fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Connecticut Bill Finch campaign (candidate for Bridgeport mayor)  2015-09 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Impersonation Illegal assistance Democrat Joe Ganim, a former Bridgeport mayor who spent nearly a decade in federal prison for corruption but ran for the office again in 2015, accused incumbent Mayor and fellow Democrat Bill Finch with absentee ballot fraud. Ganim claimed individuals identified from the Finch campaign actually handled absentee ballots from seniors or people that were disabled, filled them out and mailed them in. The Secretary of the State’s office confirmed that they had intervened in Bridgeport over the supervision of the large number of absentee ballots requested, estimated at several thousand. http://wtnh.com/2015/09/14/bridgeport-ballot-problems-again/
Texas Tony Curtis Jordan M Registration Fraud Tony Curtis Jordan, a convicted felon, filed a voter registration application. The application was withdrawn so the state saw no need to prosecute. The case was closed on 3/5/08. Not charged.
Georgia Debra Graham (election official) F 2007-05 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385(a) and § 21-2-385(b), pertaining to absentee ballots, § 21-2-409(a), pertaining to assisting voters, and § 21-2-574, pertaining to unlawful possession of ballots. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2006-000008, Marion County) $100 fine, cease and desist order and a reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Mississippi Election Contest: Dave Ware v, Johnny DuPree 2013-06 Hattiesburg Mayoral Election Contest Voter impersonation Ineligible felon voting In the June 4, 2013 election for Hattiesburg Mayor, Dave Ware finished 37 votes behind incumbent Johnny DuPree. But that result was marred by a total breakdown in the absentee balloting process and shocking instances of illegal voting. Hundreds of absentee ballots failed to comply with mandatory provisions of Mississippi law. They were counted anyway, giving DuPree well more than his margin of victory. The evidence showed improper influence of absentee voters and lax security and recordkeeping for absentee ballots. One ballot cast by a Ware supporter simply disappeared. A 17-year-old voted absentee from the county jail. A “curbside” voter at the Dixie Pine precinct (someone too disabled to enter the polling place but who voted in person from his vehicle, with help from the poll managers) was actually a healthy 22-year-old man who was in San Antonio, Texas on Election Day. He did not vote, but someone else voted in his name. Disenfranchised felons voted, even though their prior crimes made them ineligible. Sheriff’s personnel carried one of those voters from jail to vote in person on June 4. At least four ineligible felons voted. The trial itself involved allegations of witness intimidation, jury “retaliation,” and a 9-3 verdict for Ware that somehow devolved into a deadlocked 8-4 vote. New election ordered http://hottytoddy.com/2013/08/21/big-wins-of-integrity-of-the-vote/
Georgia Doyle Stone Greg Stone M 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail Voter intimidation/coercion Former Twiggs County Sheriff Doyle Stone and his son, Greg Stone, were investigated for mishandling absentee ballots in Greg Stone’s 2008 primary campaign for sheriff. Absentee voters complained that Doyle Stone coerced them into voting for Greg Stone, and then took their ballots rather than allow them to be mailed in. Greg Stone lost the election by a wide margin. Both men agreed* to pay $300 in civil fines. *Plea deal: $300 civil fines http://archive.13wmaz.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=88638 http://www.macon.com/news/article28591399.html http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/archive/two-agree-to-fines-in-election-fraud-ca...
Connecticut in original but not coded spreadsheet. 2/8/17 - emailed Ellen. She indicated it was a spelling mistake/duplicate. Linda Moore. Linda Morre F Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Linda Morre admitted to soliciting absentee ballot applications from Shaw's Supermarket employees and not signing her name to the applications. $500 fine http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
Connecticut Loretta A. Sarro F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Sarro was accused of helping union members fill out absentee ballot applications but neglected to provide information about herself required by law, such as a signature. Civil penalty of $500 and ordered to comply with the law in the future.
Kentucky Brent Madon (son of Robert Madon, former mayor of Pineville, KY) Robert L. Madon (former mayor of Pineville, KY) M 2006 Mayoral Vote Buying Brent Madon conspired with his father, Robert L. Madon, to buy votes that helped Robert Madon win the 2006 mayoral election. Brent Madon paid people $10 to $20 to cast early, absentee votes for his father. Robert L. Madon won the election, partly on the strength of absentee votes. 12 months in jail, 3 years of supervised release, with the first six months on home incarceration http://www.electionjournal.org/2009/08/17/former-mayor-sentenced-to-20-months-fo...

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