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 Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Michael Salyers M 2010 Breathitt County magistrate Vote buying 10 "When it comes to vote buying, it’s an everyday thing. ... It’s pretty much like jaywalking," admited former Breathitt County magistrate candidate Michael Salyers, who is serving time in jail for buying votes in his 2010 race. Salyers was given $500 and ended up buying about 10 votes. He would meet people seeking to sell their votes in the back room of a local store. "They would go into the machine and cast their vote...They were supposed to vote for me. They would come back to me and I would pay them for going to vote. Salyers says vote buying has been so blatant that, "you used to be able to go behind the voting machine with voters, to make sure that if you bought their vote, that they would vote the way you wanted to." 60 days in jail, 6 months home detention and 120 hours of community service. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2012/former-candidate-for-breathit...
Georgia Stephen Watson M 2008-09 Registration fraud Accused of using a nonresidential address when registering to vote. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00061085221, McIntosh County) Public reprimand and a cease and desist order https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Ohio Debbie L. Tingler F 2008-02 2012-10 Multiple voting Absentee/mail 1 1 Franklin County resident Debbie L. Tingler, of 533 Hunt Valley Dr., Reynoldsburg, was charged with felony voter fraud after the Board of Elections reported that they had voted more than once in a past election. Tingler was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on one count of illegal voting for voting twice by casting absentee ballots under slightly different names. Tingler was accused of casting a second ballot on Feb. 27, 2008, under the name Deborah L. Tingler. Elections officials working to clean up voter-registration rolls discovered that the voter had requested, received and returned absentee ballots in both names. Illegal voting is a fourth-degree felony, which can result in up to 18 months in prison for a conviction. But under sentencing reforms, convictions for such offenses bring a sentence of probation if they are non-violent. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/10/17/3-people-indicted-for-f...
Washington Stephen Jasso M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Stephen Jasso was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Washington Douglas Larson 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...
Pennsylvania Robyn Pugh F 2012-06 Registration Fraud Former Middle Smithfield Township golf course director Robyn Pugh was accused of registering to vote in Middle Smithfield Township despite living in Smithfield Township. Charged with perjury, false swearing in official matters and unlawful voting. http://www.poconorecord.com/article/20120612/NEWS/206120326
Texas Election contest: Lon Burnam v. Ramon Romero Jr. 2014-03 Democratic primary D 2014-03 Election contest State Rep. Lon Burnam filed a lawsuit challenging his 111-vote primary election loss to Ramon Romero Jr. in March 2014. Burnam, D-Fort Worth, said the goal of the lawsuit is to review data from the Texas House District 90 election to determine if there were hundreds of illegally cast ballots after receiving multiple reports of an illegal computerized-signature vote-by-mail operation run to benefit Romero. http://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article3850961.html
Ohio Cathy LaMaster F 2006-11 2009-02 Registration fraud 1 Cathy LaMaster admitted to submitting two voter registrations; one under her own name and a second under her daughter’s name. Charged with 1 count attempted false election registration. Pleaded guilty to attempted false election registration. (Franklin County, Case #09-CR-001005) $1000 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396373-ohio-franklin-county-cathy-lamaste...
Florida Jeffrey Garcia M 2012-08 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Jeffrey Garcia pleaded* guilty to one felony charge and three misdemeanor charges after admitting he illegally requested hundreds of absentee ballots while he was running the 2012 primary campaign of Democrat Rep. Joe Garcia. Garcia was involved in a sophisticated scheme to manipulate primary elections by submitting hundreds of fraudulent absentee-ballot requests. He also worked on the campaign of Democrat Patrick Murphy of Jupiter, who unseated Republican congressman Allen West. A Herald investigation found that hundreds of 2,552 fraudulent requests for the August 14 primaries originated from Internet Protocol addresses in Miami. The targeted voters in the online scheme were selected because they were registered but infrequent voters. Filling out the request form and sending the ballots directly to them or manipulating their ballots in another capacity are both felonies and were the apparent goals of the plot. *Plea Deal: 90 days in jail, 18months probation including 90 days of house arrest http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Congressman-Joe-Garcia-Responds-to-Chief-of-S... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/22/fla-congressman-ex-chief-staff-jailed...
Michigan Randy Allen Durham M 2002 2004-02 Absentee/Mail 7 Randy Allen Durham was charged with 2 counts of absentee ballot tampering (MCL 168.932(e)) and 5 counts of improper possession of an absentee ballot (MCL 168.932(f)). Durham is alleged to have received a number of absentee ballots that he was not authorized to possess and at least some of the ballots appeared to have been marked while in his possession. http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164--86979--,00.html

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