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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky James S. Angel M Registration fraud - ineligible felon Angel, a convicted felon, was allegedly wrongfully registered to vote. Charged with wrongful registration. He failed to appear for his trial. There was an outstanding arrest warrant for him as of June 4, 2012.
Alabama Clifford Don Twilley (campaign official and board of education chairman) M 2010-06 2011 Vote Buying Board of Education Chairman Twilley indicted for vote buying. The charge stems from an investigation into Twilley's conduct in the June 2010 elections in Wilcox County. He was indicted for vote buying. Motion to nolle prosse filed by the state was granted. Motion to Nolie Prosse was granted.
Utah Kevin Heugly M 2006 Sheriff Registration Fraud Kevin Heugly, along with 50 other people in Utah's Daggett County, was accused in connection with a 2006 election for sheriff. All 51 were accused of fraudulent registration, and many were accused of living outside the county but registering to vote within the county.
Illinois Charles Powell Sheila Thomas Jesse Lewis Kelvin Ellis Yvette Johnson M 2004-11 General D 2005-03 Vote buying East Saint Louis precinct committeemen Charles Powell, Sheila Thomas, Jesse Lewis, and Kelvin Ellis, as well as precinct worker Yvette Johnson, were convicted for conspiracy to commit election fraud after participating in vote buying activities in the 2004 election, including submitting budgets that would allow city funds to pay voters to vote for Democratic candidates. 21 months in prison, 2 years supervised release, $2500 fine
Georgia Barbara Reese (State Representative) F 2010-06 Absentee/Mail State Representative Barbara Reese was accused of unlawful assistance with absentee ballots. (State Elections Board Case #2009-00271097940, Chattooga County) $2,500 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand.
Kansas Eric E. Ludeman M 2010 General Multiple Voting 1 Ludeman was accused of voting in both Kansas at the polls and in Oklahoma by absentee ballot during the 2010 General Election. The matter was referred to the county attorney in Finney County, Kansas.
New Mexico Election contest: Mary Helen Garcia v. Bealquin Gomez 2014-06 Democrat Primary (NM House District 34) D 2014-06 Election contest Absentee/mail Forgery New Mexico state Rep. Mary Helen Garcia a filed a motion challenging the results in the June 2014 Democrat Primary Election, citing irregularities in the signatures associated with absentee voting in the primary election for New Mexico House District 34. Attorneys for Rep. Garcia submitted information by a forensic handwriting analyst, citing at least 17 cases of signatures not matching voter rolls. Many of the questionable ballots came from Sunland Park, which has a history of voter fraud. Garcia, D-Las Cruces, lost the primary to Bealquin Gomez by 16 votes, 410 to 394. Third Judicial District Judge Jim T. Martin ruled against overturning the results of the primary election. Judge dismissed challenge
Georgia William Curry M Petition Fraud William Curry was accused of being and unnamed circulator for nomination petition. $200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand
Pennsylvania Ashley L. Clarke F 2009-05 Registration Fraud While working for ACORN, Ashley L. Clarke was charged with forgery, solicitation of registration for pay, unsworn falsification of authorities, obstructing the administration of law or government function, interference with voter registration, and impersonating another person in a voter registration application.
New Jersey Mary Stewart F Absentee/Mail Mary Stewart cast absentee ballots using her mother's name for at least two years after her mother's death.


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