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 Source2sort descending Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Mississippi Alethea Michelle Shaw F 2013-06 Hattiesburg Mayoral 2014-10 Ineligible district voting (+registration) 1 1 Three of seven defendants indicted on voter fraud connected to the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral elections pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor charges in 12th District Circuit Court. Alethea Michelle Shaw, 46, Carmon Yvette Anderson, 53, and Joseph Lee Anderson, 53, each pleaded* guilty to a charge of voting out of district of legal domicile. Shaw works as public defender for the City of Hattiesburg’s Municipal Court. Carmon Anderson works as human resources director for the Hattiesburg Public School District. Each defendant received a suspended sentence of six months, was fined $200 and ordered to pay $220.84 court costs. Shaw was cited for voting in the June 4, 2013, general election even though her legal residence was listed in Lamar County outside Hattiesburg city limits. The Andersons were cited for voting in the Sept. 24, 2013, mayoral special election even though their legal residence was listed in Moselle. The indictments were connected to alleged voting irregularities in the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral race between incumbent Mayor Johnny DuPree and former Ward 4 City Councilman Dave Ware. After a year-long investigation, two Forrest County grand juries handed down seven misdemeanor indictments in October 2014. Twelfth Circuit Court District Attorney Patricia Burchell said ithat her office had investigated “numerous complaints” and presented them to sitting grand juries in January and July 2014. *Plea deal: 6 months (suspended), $200 fine plus $220.84 court costs http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/local/hattiesburg/2014/12/01/althe... http://www.wdam.com/story/26816551/breaking-7-indicted-on-charges-of-illegal-vot...
Georgia Leonard Childs M Registration Fraud Leonard Childs was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in the presence of a notary. Notaries did not notarize in the presence of affiants. https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
California Jennifer Anne Thomas F Registration Fraud Petition Fraud Jennifer Anne Thomas allegedly made unauthorized use of personal identification information involving fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration and signing fictitious or forged name to petition. Dismissed
Alabama Shasta Nicole Crayton F 2002 General Impersonation 1 1 Shasta Nicole Crayton pleaded* guilty to impersonation fraud for illegally voting in her sister’s name during the 2002 general election. She was caught when her sister tried to vote and the poll workers at the precinct found that her name had already been marked as having voted. *Plea deal: 2 years in prison (reduced to time served plus 2 years probation), $50 fine/court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html
Kansas Pottawatomie County - Name Unknown 2006 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery A ballot was mailed to an address and was voted in a city election, but the voter had been living in France for 10 years. Referred to law enforcement; not pursued. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Washington Joanne Mitten F 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...
Georgia Debra Brown (campaign worker) Tommy Raney F 2007 Jackson municipal Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 1 Tommy Raney, a 2007 candidate for the Jackson City Council, and his campaign worker, Debra Brown, pleaded* guilty to conspiracy to commit absentee ballot fraud for mishandling more than 40 absentee ballots in the 2007 Jackson City Council race. Raney had won the election by 27 votes. The inspector general determined Raney filled out two voter registration applications for electors; filled out and took possession of 48 absentee ballot applications for electors after they were signed; and filled in elector information on at least two absentee ballot envelopes for electors. Brown was found to have unlawfully "assisted numerous absentee electors" with voter registration applications and absentee ballots. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, $20,000 fine
Texas David Woodson M Voter intimidation/coercion David Woodsen was charged with official oppression and retaliation against a voter. No additional information available.
Texas Vicenta Guajardo Verino Tomasa Ramirez Chavez Bernice Garcia Margarita Rangel Ozuna Sara Virginia Perales Facunda Banda Garcia F 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2014-07 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Vicenta Guajardo Verino was one of six Cameron County politiqueras charged with voter fraud as a result of a multi-agency investigation into illicit voting activity surrounding the Democratic primary runoff in July 2012 that included federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Verino was charged with unlawfully assisting a voter, improperly returning a marked ballot and ballot carrier violations. http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/article_4b4413f6-0d5a-11e4-9c30-0017a43b23...
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Tiffany Owens F Illegal assistance Tiffany Owens was an election official who was alleged to have provided unlawful assistance to a voter. The matter was dismissed for lack of specific intent. The matter was dismissed for lack of specific intent. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...

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