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 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Indiana Joseph Pedraza M 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting 1 1 Joseph Pedraza pleaded* guilty to voting in a precinct where he didn't live after falsely claiming residence in East Chicago so he could vote there in the 2003 Democratic primary. City employment records revealed that he actually resided in the nearby town of St. John. *Plea deal: 1 year in prison (suspended)
California Anthony Ogwo M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Anthony Ogwo, along with 11 others, were charged with deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud.
Alabama Karen Tipton Berry F 2008 Pike County commission 2010-10 Absentee/Mail Perjury 2 1 Karen Tipton Berry pleaded* guilty to voter fraud and perjury for mailing an illegal absentee ballot in the 2008 Pike County Commissioner election. Berry narrowly won and then lost her 2008 reelection bid when 10 absentee ballots were found to have been fraudulently cast in the election. *Plea deal: 2 years in prison for each of 2 charges, to run concurrently (suspended), 2 years probation
New Jersey Toni Dixon Marty Small Ernest Storr Tracy Pijuan Luquay Zahir Floyd Tally David Callaway Dameka Cross Mark Crumble Michele Griffin Ramona Stephens Demaris Jones Ronald Harris 2009 Municipal - Democratic primary 2009-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud 9 Toni Dixon was one of 14 allegedly working alongside Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small to commit absentee ballot fraud. Dixon was charged with 9 counts of voter fraud. Allegedly, voters were asked to apply for absentee ballots, but instead of letting the voters choose their own candidate, a self-proclaimed “secret army” mishandled ballots and even had a “shredding party” to dispose of votes for opposing candidates. Voters were told whom to vote for, never received their ballots — which wound up being cast anyway — or got their applications and ballots at the same time. It was alleged that some voters did not even live in the city, and used fictitious addresses in order to vote. Dixon was acquitted. Acquitted
North Carolina Lela Devonetta Murray F 2010-11 General D 2011-08 Registration fraud 1 0 54-year-old Lela Devonetta Murray of Edwards Mill Road in Raleigh, was charged with voter registration fraud. Authorities charge that she voted on Election Day 2010 as a transfer voter in one precinct and then voted on Election Day provisionally in another precinct. The reason given for the second vote was "wrong precinct." Murray was held on $10,000 bond.
Wisconsin Andrew L. Shepherd M 2012-11 General 2013-03 Registration fraud 1 0 Andrew L. Shepherd pleaded* guilty to lying to election officials about his past felony record so he could get hired as a special voter registration worker. He was sentenced to 30 days in the House of Correction. *Plea deal: 30 days in the House of Correction
California Unnamed Ventura voter M 2014-11 General Absentee/Mail Impersonation - deceased 1 1 A Ventura man pleaded* no contest to misdemeanor voter fraud after voting twice in the November 2014 general election, once by absentee ballot, then a second time by turning in an absentee ballot under the name of his recently deceased father-in-law. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, $1,000 fine
North Dakota Lavonda Haahr F 2008-07 Multiple Voting 1 Lavonda Haahr reportedly voted twice in Grand Forks County at two different polling places. She was arrested on July 14, 2008 for a misdemeanor under 16.1-01-12, election offenses - penalty. (Case #18-08-K-01381)
Connecticut Maura McLoughlin F Ineligible district voting The New Hartford Registrar of Voters brought a complaint against Maura McLoughlin questioning her residency based on the facts that two individuals living at the claimed residence stated McLoughlin did not reside there and her driver's license had a different address than the one claimed. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that McLoughlin was a qualified voter and the matter was dismissed. Dismissed
Georgia Evelyn Price F 2008-06 Registration Fraud Accused of voting without having proper residence and having lied on documents. (State Elections Board Case #2007-0038, City of Jackson) $500 fine and required to pay $351.49 in investigative costs. She also received a cease and desist order and reprimand.


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