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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Ohio Melissa Sparks F 2007-02 Petition Fraud 6 Melissa Sparks fForged signatures on petitions for ballot question. Charged with 6 counts election fraud. Pleaded guilty to 3 counts. Other counts dismissed. 5 years of probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396372-ohio-logan-county-melissa-sparks-c...
Florida Humberto E. Hernandez (former Miami City Commissioner) M 1997 Miami municipal D 1998-05 Absentee/Mail Registration fraud 3 Humberto Hernandez was found guilty of being an accessory after the fact to a conspiracy to cover up fraudulent absentee votes cast in the 1997 citywide election by a former Miami City Hall secretary and her husband, a Miami police officer. As a result of the conviction, he was removed from his office as a city commissioner. The voter fraud scandal led to the wholesale discarding of absentee ballots in the election and the ousting of the Mayor. 1 year in jail (served 7 months) http://www.nytimes.com/1998/08/20/us/ex-miami-commissioner-sentenced-to-year-in-... http://www.nytimes.com/1998/05/29/us/miami-official-is-arrested-in-election-frau... http://198.62.75.1/www2/fcf/humberticobyebye82098.html http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2002-06-25/news/0206250107_1_voter-fraud-mortga...
Indiana Terrance Lay M 2003 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Voter intimidation/coercion 10 Terrance Lay pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor count of procuring but intentionally failing to return his brother-in-law's ballot, after being charged with 10 counts of inducing others to vote outside their home precincts and conspiracy in the 2003 Democratic primary. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 120 hours community service http://www.wndu.com/news/indiana/headlines/29736854.html http://www.wibc.com/blogs/final-defendant-east-chicago-vote-fraud-case-gets-comm...
Kansas Finney County - Name Unknown 2008 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud 1 Non-citizen was accused of registering and voting. Prosecuted by county attorney; resulted in diversion. Diversion http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Washington Alfred Parker 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...
Washington Tyson Jones M Registration Fraud Charges of voter registration violation against Tyson Jones were dismissed per "officer's request." http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
New Hampshire Mark Daniel Lacasse M 2004-01 Republican primary 2004 Impersonation 1 Mark Daniel Lacasse, age 17, was accused of voting using his father's name during the January 2004 Republican presidential primary in Londonderry, N.H. Charged with wrongful voting/using a false name, a misdemeanor. Pleaded guilty. Community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/402695-new-hampshire-londonderry-with-lac...
Kentucky Wilbur Graves Gary Bartley Ronald Muse Wanda Moore M 2006-11 General 2010-06 Vote buying Wilbur Graves, a former Monroe County Judge-Executive, was convicted of conspiracy to buy votes during the 2006 Monroe County general election. Tompkinsville residents Gary Bartley, Ronald Muse and Wanda Moore were also charged in the conspiracy. 12 months and 1 day in prison, 2 years supervised release, $5000 fine http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty... http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/96184809.html
Nevada ACORN Amy Busefink (ACORN Regional Director) Christopher Edwards (ACORN Nevada Field Director) 2008 General 2008 Reigistration fraud 1 In 2011, Nevada District Court Judge Donald Mosley gave ACORN, the defunct grass-roots community organization, the maximum fine of $5,000 for its illegal voter-registration scheme in that state during the 2008 presidential election. Mosley, reading the pre-sentence report, listed a series of voter registration fraud allegations against ACORN workers. ACORN pleaded* guilty to one felony count of unlawful compensation for registration of voters, stemming from an illegal voter registration scheme in its Las Vegas office during in the 2008 race. The group paid a bonus to workers to sign up 21 or more voters per shift, calling the program "21," or "Blackjack." It is illegal in Nevada to pay bonuses to register voters. ACORN's Nevada field director, Christopher Edwards, had previously pleaded* guilty, cooperated with prosecutors, and testified against the organization in court. In October 2012, the Nevada Supreme Court accepted on appeal from an earlier conviction and Alford plea* to two counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters from ACORN'S regional director, Amy Busefink, who also worked for the nationwide group Project Vote. She was sentenced to probation. *Plea deal: $5,000 fine, for one felony count of unlawful compensation for registration of voters http://www.scribd.com/doc/109385627/Conviction-of-ACORN-Project-Vote-Conspirator... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/10/judge-gives-maximum-and-fines-acorn-5... http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2012/10/09/nevada-acorn-conviction-uphel...
Florida Ora Bell Rivers "Madison 9" F 2010 Madison school board 2011-11 Absentee/Mail Perjury 11 7 Ora Bell Rivers, one of the "Madison 9," was charged with seven counts of felony fraud in connection with casting a vote, three counts of perjury by false written declaration, and one count of providing a false report to law enforcement authorities, as part of a scheme to illegally request, distribute, and collect absentee ballots in the 2010 Madison school board election. Rivers entered pre-trial intervention. Pre-Trial Intervention http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Madison_County_Officials_Arrested_for_Voter_Fr...

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