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 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Georgia Dorothy Gilreath Carleton Vines Albert Palmour Steve Chappelear Sidney Johnson Lois Reed Anthony Sparks F 2006 General Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Carleton Vines and his accomplices (Albert Palmour, Dorothy Gilreath, Steve Chappelear, Sidney Johnson, Lois Reed, and Anthony Sparks) ran an absentee ballot fraud operation designed to rig the 2006 election in which Vines won election as a State Court Judge. Vines’s co-conspirators acted as “runners,” illegally “assisting” voters in filling out their absentee ballots. In many cases, ballots were transported by the conspirators to Vines’s law office before being subsequently mailed. The group signed a consent decree with the state board of election, acknowleding their actions and accepting a public reprimand. Ordered to cease and desist from further violations of the Election Code, publicly reprimanded. http://www.atlantaunfiltered.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Carleton-Vines-conse...
Tennessee Chuck Hunt M 2011 Tellico Plains Mayoral 2012-02 Vote Buying 8 Chuck Hunt was accused of bribing voters to cast ballots a certain way. Charged with 8 counts of bribery of a voter and 8 counts of conspiracy to bribe a voter. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396437-tennessee-10th-district-attorney-r... http://tnreport.com/2012/02/04/tbi-two-men-charged-with-bribing-voters-in-tellic...
Ohio Shannon Marie Davis Registration Fraud 2 Shannon Marie Davis was charged with 1 count false registration and 1 count voter registration fraud. Pleaded guilty to false registration. Other count dismissed. 90 days either in jail or in a minimum-security facility
North Carolina Valerie Moore Ross "Toogie" Banner Carlos Hood Anita Moore Wayne Shatley F 2002-11 General R 2003-07 Vote Buying Valerie Moore reportedly paid people to vote for Republican candidates, including Gary Clark, the Republican candidate for sheriff, in the 2002 general election in Caldwell County. She pleaded guilty. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/955845/posts http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366806-north-carolina-reporter-from-news2...
Connecticut Brenda L. Schlemmer F 2009-11 Absentee/Mail Forgery An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Schlemmer obtained and completed a single absentee ballot application with the Danbury Town Clerk by falsely signing her daughter's name to the absentee ballot application under penalty of false statement and thus obtained a single absentee ballot, which she did not cast. Schlemmer admitted guilt. Received civil penalties totaling $2,000 and ordered to comply with the law in the future, and not to handle or process absentee ballot applications for five years. Civil penalties totaling $2,000, ordered to comply with the law in the future, and not to handle or process absentee ballot applications for five years. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_145.pdf
Kentucky Kenton County - Name Unknown 2004 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with fraudulent registration. No true bill returned by grand jury. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Kansas Ron R. Weems M 2012-11 2014-11 General 2016-01 Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 5 2 Ron R. Weems pleaded* guilty to three misdemeanor counts of voter fraud for double voting in the 2012 and 2014 general elections. Weems registered and voted in both Sedgwick County, Kansas and Teller County, Colorado. Two other felony counts were dropped. *Plea deal: $5500 fine http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article75545277.html http://cjonline.com/news/2016-01-25/kris-kobach-files-new-round-voter-fraud-case... http://www.kwch.com/content/news/Kobach-announces-fourth-voter-fraud-conviction-...
Connecticut Steven Feltman M Multiple Voting A complaint was brought against Steven Feltmanthat claiming that he voted at two separate polling places during the same election. No further action taken on complaint.
Kansas Johnson County - Names Unknown 2000 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Multiple cases of advance ballots challenged every election because of nonmatching signatures. Ballots challenged.
Washington Karle Coppenrath F 2005-11 General Multiple Voting Absentee Ballot Fraud 1 Karle Coppenrath, of Jefferson County, Washington, reportedly voted two mail ballots in a 2005 election because she mistakenly received two ballots. There was no proof she intended to vote twice, so criminal charges were not filed. No charges filed, because it was not "an intentional attempt to vote twice." http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370216-washington-jefferson-county.html

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