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 Type1sort ascending Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Indiana Randall Blue Artis M 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-03 Voter intimidation/coercion 7 Randall Blue Artis was charged with seven felony counts including inducing an East Chicago woman to vote outside of her home precinct and commit other voting violations in connection with the May 2003 Democratic mayoral primary in East Chicago. Longtime Mayor Robert Pastrick narrowly defeated challenger George Pabey in that primary, but the Indiana Supreme Court overturned Pastrick's victory due to widespread voter fraud and ordered a new election. http://www.wbez.org/story/news/local/more-indictments-east-chicago-voter-fraud-c... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1601469/posts http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/artis-brothers-enter-guilty-pleas/article_8dd...
Florida James Webb Baker Jr. M 2012-10 General D Voter intimidation/coercion 2 0 James Webb Baker Jr. pleaded* guilty to one count of voter intimidation and one count of identification fraud after admitting to sending about 200 letters a month before the 2012 election to prominent Florida Republicans in an effort to intimidate them and interfere with their voting rights, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office plea agreement filed in Tampa’s U.S. District Court. The letters told recipients they would be unable to vote unless they could prove American citizenship. The Florida Division of Elections received reports from 28 counties about the letters that were mailed with a Seattle postmark dated Oct. 17. Baker admitted that he intended the letters to look as if they were written by county elections officials and that his purpose in sending the letters was to intimidate the recipients and interfere with their right to vote. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 6 months home detention, 200 hours community service, $4,000 fine https://www.fbi.gov/tampa/press-releases/2014/seattle-man-pleads-guilty-to-voter... http://www.tbo.com/news/crime/no-prison-for-seattle-man-who-intimidated-gop-dono...
Mississippi Kimberly Readus F 2013-05 Canton Democratic Primary D 2013-12 Voter intimidation Corrupt conduct by an election official 2 A Madison County Grand Jury indicted Democratic Executive committee member Kimberly Readus on one count of corrupt conduct by an election official and one count intimidating voters in connection with the Canton city Democratic primary election in May 2013. http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/24199141/more-canton-election-indictments
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
Colorado Marquita Illona Duncan F Voter Impersonation 1 1 Marquita Illona Duncan was charged with impersonating elector. Pleaded to impersonating an elector and received $195.50 in fines and court fees. Pleaded to impersonating an elector and received $195.50 in fines and court fees. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Mississippi William Gregory Eason Minnie Saulsberry M 2003-08 Tallahatchie County run-off 2004-04 Vote buying/selling Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance 14 8 William Gregory Eason was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and eight counts of voter fraud in the August 2003 Tallahatchie County District 5 Supervisor run-off election. Eason was charged, along with Minnie Saulsberry, of buying absentee votes with cash and beer, coercing voters, and illegal assistance. He was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $500. His conviction was upheld on appeal. 2 years in prison, $500 fine http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ms-court-of-appeals/1379480.html http://bradreeves.blogspot.com.br/2005/12/beer-for-votes-conviction-upheld.html http://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO31333.pdf
Mississippi Minnie Saulsberry William Gregory Eason F 2003-08 Tallahatchie County run-off 2004-04 Vote buying/selling Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance Minnie Saulsberry pleaded* guilty to conspiracy to commit voter fraud and voter fraud in the August 2003 Tallahatchie County District 5 Supervisor run-off election. Saulsberry was charged, along with Greg Eason, of buying absentee votes with cash and beer, coercing voters, and illegal assistance. Saulsberry was sentenced to one year probation and fined $100. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, $100 fine http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ms-court-of-appeals/1379480.html http://bradreeves.blogspot.com.br/2005/12/beer-for-votes-conviction-upheld.html
Georgia Daniel Connell M 2010 Vote Buying / Selling Connell offered his vote for sale on Ebay. $500 fine and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http:/www.documentcloud.org/documents...
Minnesota Max Sanders M Vote Buying / Selling Max Sanders offerd on Ebay to sell his vote. The felony charges were to be dismissed upon the succesful completion of 50 hours of community service. 50 hours of community service http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/07/14/minnesota-more-votes-for-sale-on-ebay/ http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/07/30/update-minnesota-votes-for-sale-on-eba...
Texas Belinda Solis Veronica Saldivar F 2012-05 Democratic primary General Donna ISD D 2014-08 Vote buying (federal) 1 5 Belinda Solis and Veronica Saldivar pleaded* guilty in federal court to buying votes during the May 2012 Democratic primary and the 2012 general election. A campaign manager for a Hidalgo County Commissioner bought cocaine and gave it to the two women so they could use it to entice voters. Solis pleaded guilty to one count of vote-buying after she admitted to buying five votes with cash and cocaine. Both women were part of a large year and a half long FBI investigation into election corruption in Hidalgo County that began in January 2013. The women were paid campaign workers, also known as politiqueras, who targeted low income areas and elderly individuals enticing them to vote for a particular candidate. *Plea deal: https://www.scribd.com/doc/238315273/Politiquera-Donna https://www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2014/two-campaign-workers-admit-to... http://www.breitbart.com/Texas/2014/09/1/Court-Records-Accuse-Democrats-Of-Using...

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