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/Rsort ascending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kansas Steven Gaedtke M 2010 General R 2015-10 Absentee/Mail Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 3 1 Steven Gaedtke pleaded* guilty in Johnson County District Court to one misdemeanor count for double voting in both Kansas and Arkansas in 2010. Two other counts were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Charges against his wife Betty were dismissed. *Plea deal: $500 fine, court costs http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article47634575.html http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article38915277.html
California Mark Jacoby M 2006 2007 R 2008-10 Registration fraud - ineligible district Perjury 4 0 Mark Jacoby, owner of a voter-registration company who collected signatures for petition drives, pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor count of voter fraud after he twice illegally registered to vote at an address where he didn't live, in 2006 and again in 2007. He faced four felony charges: two counts of voter registration fraud and two counts of perjury. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 30 days community service http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/06/owner-of-registration-company-plea... http://www.cbsnews.com/news/signature-gatherer-arrested-in-voter-fraud/
Kansas Betty Gaedtke F 2010 General R 2015-10 Absentee/Mail Multiple voting 3 1 Betty Gaedtke was charged with three misdemeanor counts for double voting in both Kansas and Arkansas in 2010. The charges were dropped because the signature on her absentee ballot didn’t match her actual signature. Her husband Steven Gaedtke pleaded guilty to one count for double voting. Dismissed http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article47634575.html http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article38915277.html http://www.jococourts.org/crdispo.aspx?which=15CR02446 http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article75545277.html
Tennessee Shirley Ward (president of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women) F 2006-03 Tipton County Commission R 2006-08 Ineligible district voting 1 Shirley Ward, the president of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women, was arrested on charges of voter fraud. She reportedly turned herself in and was accused of knowingly voting in the wrong district of the county during early voting. http://www.nashvillepost.com/home/article/20400398/gop-leader-arrested-by-tbi-fo...
Kentucky Randy Thompson John Mac Combs Phillip Champion Ronnie Adams M 2006-11 General R Vote buying Randy Thompson, Judge-Executive, was convicted of of scheming to buy votes in the November 2006 election by using public funds to improve driveways and build bridges on private property. Jurors also convicted John Mac Combs and Phillip G. Champion, assistants to the judge-executive, and Ronnie Adams, a former magistrate who worked for the county, with taking part in the scheme. 40 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, $200 fine, $238,793 restitution, barred from holding public office or owning a firearm http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article43989903.html http://www.topix.com/forum/city/hindman-ky/TKENEUPLGHN6CDRO5 http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article44376504.html
Maryland Paul Schurick M 2010 R 2011 Voter intimidation/coercion 6 Campaign manager to incumbent Republican Maryland governor Robert Ehrlich, accused of approving a misleading robocall to suppress the African-American vote in in the 2010 election, which Ehrlich ultimately lost. Charged with 3 counts conspiracy to violate election laws, 1 count election fraud, 1 count authority line violation, and 1 count obstruction of justice. Convicted of 1 count conspiracy to violate election laws, merged with other counts; convicted of 1 count election fraud and 1 count authority line violation. 1 count of conspiracy dismissed, as was obstruction of justice. 30 days home monitoring, 4 years supervised probation, and 500 hours community services. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/paul-schuricks-sentence-in-ehrl... http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-06-16/news/bs-md-henson-indictment-2011061...
Colorado Maureen Moss F 2016 Republican primary R 2016-06 Petition fraud Forgery 34 0 Maureen Moss, was charged with 34 felony counts of forging voters' signatures on a petition to get state Rep. Jon Keyser on the 2016 Republican primary ballot for U.S. Senate. Moss was working for Black Diamond Outreach at the time. Investigators discovered 34 voters who onfirmed they did not sign their names and addresses on the petitions turned in by Moss: 17 in Denver, 10 in Jefferson County and seven in Arapahoe County. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/maureen-moss-arrested-accused-of... http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/multiple-voters-confirm-for-denv... http://media.thedenverchannel.com/document/2016/06/07/Moss%20charging%20docs%20a...
Iowa Terri Lynn Rote F 2016-10 General R 2016-10 Multiple voting 1 1 Terri Lynn Rote was charged with first-degree election misconduct charge, a Class D felony, accused of voting twice in the November 2016 general election. Rote reportedly cast an early voting ballot at the Polk County Election Office and another ballot at a county satellite voting location in Des Moines. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2016/10/28/voter-fr...
North Carolina Verna Roehm F 2012-11 General R Absentee/mail Impersonation - deceased 1 1 A North Carolina widow, 75-year-old Verna Roehm, was charged with felony voting fraud after she voted on behalf of her dead husband in the 2012 presidential election. The illegal absentee mail ballot was discovered during a regular audit by Union County election officials in 2014. When confronted about the vote, Roehm said it was her husband's last dying wish to vote on the Republican ticket, but he died a few months before he was able. She pleaded* guilty to a charge of misdemeanor voter fraud, downgraded from a felony followed a judge accepting a prayer for judgment due to the unusual circumstances, which means that while she's been found guilty, she won't have to face jail time. *Plea deal: No jail time, for 1 misdemeanor count of voter fraud (downgraded from a felony) http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/woman-charged-fulfilling-husbands-dying-wi...
North Carolina Anita Moore Ross "Toogie" Banner Carlos Hood Valerie Moore Wayne Shatley F 2002-11 General R 2003-07 Vote Buying Anita Moore and four others reportedly offered to pay, and paid, people to vote for Republican candidates and for Gary Clark, the Republican candidate for sheriff in the 2002 general election in Caldwell County. Pleaded guilty. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/955845/posts http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366806-north-carolina-reporter-from-news2...

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