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
Louisiana Stanley Leger M 2014 Turkey Creek municipal Vote buying In the 2014 Turkey Creek, Louisiana election, incumbent mayor Heather Cloud was voted out of office by a margin of 4 votes. It was later revealed that Stanley Leger, a campaign employee for challenger Bert Campbell, had paid $15 each to four mentally-impaired individuals in exchange for their promise to vote for Campbell. Cloud challenged the election. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals of Louisiana ordered that the four votes be struck and a new election be held, which Cloud won. Leger later pleaded guilty to illegal electioneering, receiving a suspended six-month jail sentence and 18 months’ probation. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine and $2,000 in restitution to Mayor Cloud. 6 months in jail (suspended sentence), 18 months probation, $500 fine and $2,000 restitution http://www.katc.com/story/28315342/leger http://caselaw.findlaw.com/la-court-of-appeal/1685533.html
Idaho Walter A. Coiner M 2008-11 General 2009-09 Multiple voting 1 1 Walter A. Coiner was charged with one count of felony illegal voting and pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor voter fraud charge after admitting he tried voting twice in the November 2008 election. He voted by absentee ballot in Twin Falls and in person in Ketchum. 1 year unsupervised probation, 40 hours community service, $375 fine http://www.ktvb.com/story/home/2014/06/27/11502401/ http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/ManVotedTwice_Idaho.pdf
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
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Jeremy Scheinbart M Petition Fraud Jeremy Scheinbart was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; Notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. Case closed. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Connecticut Lola Hailey F Absentee/Mail Hailey, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Texas Gilbert Tejada M Gilbert Tejada was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Illinois Pamela Bryant F 2012 2013-01 Absentee/Mail 3 3 Pamela Bryant, of Cahokia, pleaded* guilty to three counts of marking an absentee ballot of another person in a 2012 election. *Plea deal: 24 months probation, $1277 fines/court costs http://www.bnd.com/news/local/crime/article20547705.html http://www.topix.com/forum/city/dupo-il/TUTTFC8AHIPM4537R/p2 https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20serach%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20by%20...
Ohio Latoya Hall F 2007-02 Petition Fraud 2 ChLatoya Hall was charged with 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations and 1 count forgery. Pleaded guilty to 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Other count dismissed. 3 years of probation, a $50 fine and 75 hours of community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396683-ohio-hardin-county-latoya-hall-cas...
Washington Winnie Wing Yee NG Harline Hai Lien Ng F 2004-11 2005-06 Multiple Voting Absentee/Mail - Impersonation Forgery 1 Harline Hai Lien Ng and her daughter, Winnie Wing Yee NG, allegedly signed and sent her deceased husband's absentee ballot. Pleaded and the sentence was deferred. Charged with repeat voting and received a deferred sentence of a fine. 1 year in jail (suspended) and $5,000 fine (suspended $4,900) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395994-washington-king-county-cases.html http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20050622&slug=vote22m
Washington Ryan Patridge M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Ryan Patridge was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...

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