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
Colorado Katherine Anne Blair F Multiple voting 2 1 Katherine Anne Blair pleaded* guilty to voting twice. A second charge of providing false residency information was dismissed. *Plea deal: 12 months in jail (suspended), 48 hours community service, $5,138.50 fine, court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Connecticut Linda L. Moore F Absentee/Mail Moore was accused of helping union members fill out absentee ballot applications but failing to provide information about herself as required by law. $500 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Hazel Cullum F Petition Fraud Hazel Cullum was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; Notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. Letter of instruction. Letter of instruction https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Kentucky Bath County - Name Unknown 2000 Vote Buying 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of vote buying. Charge dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Ohio Brenda Griffin F 2012-02 Petition Fraud Brenda Griffin was charged with multiple counts of election falsification, multiple counts prohibitions relating to petitions and multiple counts false signatures. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts election falsification, 2 counts Prohibitions relating to petitions, 13 counts false signatures. (Case #2011-CR-03657, Montgomery County) 5 years of probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/392963-ohio-montgomery-county-brenda-grif...
Kansas Sedgwick County - Names Unknown 2010 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in both Kansas and Louisiana. Referred to district attorney. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kentucky Freddy W. Thompson (former County Clerk) Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Stanley Bowling Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 R 2009-07 Vote Buying Circuit Court Judge Cletus Maricle, and seven others (Douglas C. Adams, Freddy W. Thompson, Stanley Bowling, Charles Wayne Jones, William Stivers, William Bart Morris and Debra L. Morris) were convicted in 2010 in a massive vote-buying scheme that ran through several elections. After a seven-week trial, the defendants were convicted on various charges they faced, which included vote-buying, mail fraud, extortion and money laundering. Several convicted major drug dealers testified during the trial about how easy it was to spread many thousands of dollars around to buy votes. In 2010 sentenced to 12 years and 6 months in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and Thompson then pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 2 years' probation and 200 hours of public service. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/5-from-Clay-County-Plead-Guilty-in-Vote-Fraud... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/former-clay-county-clerk-sent... http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article44482503.html
Illinois Rodney McCulloch M 2005 Republican primary R Petition fraud 7 0 Rodney McCullough was convicted of 3 counts of perjury and 1 count of disregarding the election code in a scheme that forged signatures to qualify Milton Township assesor James Gumm for the 2005 Republican primary ballot. McCulloch, a political consultant working on the reelection campaign of the Gumm, was also charged 3 counts of forgery. 2 years probation, 150 hours community service, $200 to county anti-crime fund http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2008-06-28/news/0806270432_1_election-fraud-p... http://caselaw.findlaw.com/il-court-of-appeals/1539352.html
New Jersey Joann Nibaldi F 2007 State General 2011 Absentee/Mail 1 Joann Nibaldi was accused of tampering with ballots used for the 2007 general election for state senate, in violation of absentee ballot laws. Charged with 1 count violation of absentee voting law, vote by mail-third degree. She waived her indictment and trial by jury and requested to be tried by the court. Pleaded to accusation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395065-new-jersey-dcj-cases-4.html
Illinois Jeannette Sims F 2008-11 2009-04 Registration Fraud Forgery Sims reportedly filed 10 fake voter registration cards before the November 2008 election. Sims was working with a voter registration drive sponsored by the Service Employees International Union. A handwriting expert examined the cards and determined that Sims filled out all 10 cards with fake addresses. Many of the registration cards were submitted with addresses that do not exist, while others bore the names of people who did not live at the addresses listed on the cards. Pleaded guilty. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=ADHB&p_theme=adhb&p_actio... http://prev.dailyherald.com/story/?id=384932 http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374731-illinois-lake-county-response.html

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