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
Oklahoma Election contest: Leon Pinson v. Leonard Washington 2015-03 Bristow municipal Ineligible district voting Election contest Bristow mayoral candidate Leon Pinson sued the Board of Elections and some voters over the March 3, 2015 municipal election, alleging the voters named defrauded the system by registering to vote in Bristow though they don’t live within city limits. Pinson lost the election to incumbent Leonard Washington by 12 votes. He asked for a recount; the Board of Elections said the results were the same. In the suit Pinson and his lawyer claims the defendants used their businesses as their address and that’s how they’re registered to vote. If that is true it is against the law. According to state law you must live where you are registered to vote. http://www.fox23.com/news/local/bristow-politician-claims-voter-fraud/66842992
California Daniel Bates M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Daniel Bates, along with 11 others, were charged with deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud. Bates pleaded guilty to 4 counts of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration. In exchange, 8 counts of defacement of party affiliation and 4 counts of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration were dismissed. 3 years probation, 39 days of jail and restitution. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
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 The application was withdrawn so the state saw no need to prosecute.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.
Connecticut James M. Brown M 2009 Democratic Primary, municipal D Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Brown, who assisted with Lydia Martinez’s campaign for city council, had violated laws pertaining to the dissemination and completion of absentee ballots. (Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission - File #2009-101) $300 fine, prohibited for four years from soliciting absentee ballots/distributing absentee ballot applications and required to comply with elections law. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_101.pdf
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Ruth Turner F Absentee Ballot Fraud Ruth Turner was accused of nursing home absentee ballot fraud. Dismissed http://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/documents...
Colorado Kimberly Michelle Cason F 2004 D 2004 Forgery Perjury Registration Fraud 21 Kimberly Michelle Cason was accused of being part of the ACORN registration scandal. Cason was paid by the hour to register people to vote. By falsifying registration forms, members of ACORN could allegedly bill for hours that were not worked. Cason admitted to forging signatures for her friends to vote 40 times. She was charged with 15 counts forgery, 5 counts of procuring false registration and 1 count perjury. 19 counts were dismissed. Cason pleaded guilty to 1 count procuring false registration and 1 count perjury. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/politics/governor-demands-investigation-int... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Oregon Kim West F 2000-07 Petition Fraud 1 Kim West allegedly submitted forged signatures on an initiative petition. Charged with 1 count of making false statements under election laws. Pleaded guilty. 3 years of probation,160 hours of community service, a $500 fine, a $714 assessment and was barred from collecting signatures during probation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Connecticut Elizabeth Acampora F Multiple Voting A complaint was made that Elizabeth Acampora voted by absentee ballot and in person during the same election in the town of East Haven, Connecticut. What seemed like a double vote turned out to a coding error by the clerk who entered information into a computerized central voter registry list. The complaint was dismissed. Dismissed
Mississippi Tate King (former Benton County Supervisor) M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Tate King, Benton County Supervisor, was accused of 1 count conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 2 counts of voter fraud in connection with the Aug. 7, 2007, Democratic primary and subsequent runoff in Benton County. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts voter fraud. Additional count dismissed. (Case #BK2008-004A, Circuit Court, Benton County) 1 year of incarceration, 2 years of house arrest, 2 years of post release supervision http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://msbusiness.com/2010/10/three-sentenced-in-voter-fraud-case/ http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo...
Colorado Joanne Wilson F Voter Impersonation 2 Charged with 2 counts of impersonating an elector. Pleaded guilty to 1 count and 1 count was dropped. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html

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