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 Type2sort descending Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Oregon Courtney Shaffer F 2004-08 Petition Fraud 3 Courtney Shaffer was charged with submitting forged signatures on petition. Pleaded guilty to 1 count of forgery in the first degree, a Class C felony, and 1 count of making false statements on an official election document, a Class C felony. 36 months probation and 176 hours of community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Washington Eugene Ogden M 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...
Kentucky Hugh Melvin Perkins M Registration fraud - ineligible felon Perkins, a convicted felon, was allegedly wrongfully registered to vote from 1992 to 2010. Charged with wrongful registration. Pleaded guilty. (10-CR-00001, Lawrence County) One-year sentence with a pre-trial diversion of 4 years. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/373976-kentucky-ag-response-with-cases.ht...
Texas Mary Lou Garza F 2006 Primary Registration fraud 1 0 Mary Lou Garza was charged with one count of unlawful delivery of a voter registration certificate (TEC 13.145). Dismissed Starr/Brooks: 07-07-09768 CR
Indiana Levones Tolbert (former East Chicago Councilman) M 2003 Democratic primary D 2005-10 Vote buying East Chicago Councilman Levones Tolbert pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized polling place entry after being charged with offering money in exchange for votes, among other offenses. *Plea deal: 30 days probation http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/ex-councilman-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud/art... http://www.indianabarrister.com/archives/2005/10/lake_county_vote_fraud_sting_g....
West Virginia Thomas Ramey, Jr. (former Lincoln County commissioner) Jerry Bowman Donald Whitten M 2010 Municipal - Democratic primary 2012-07 Absentee/Mail Thomas Ramey Jr. was a Lincoln County commissioner when he lied to an FBI agent about his handling of fraudulent absentee ballots. Ramey was part of a conspiracy to flood the 2010 Democratic primary with absentee ballots. Ramey directed another person to alter applications and was present when the alterations were made. Ramey admitted he completed many false absentee ballot applications for would-be voters, providing false reasons to claim those voters were eligible to vote absentee. Pleaded guilty after resigning from office. The plea agreement required Ramey to resign his seat on the Lincoln County Commission and bars him from holding public office or being involved in any campaign for public office for a period of 10 years. http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/WVa_Election_Fraud_Probe_to_Become_Public__13... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/pittsburgh/press-releases/2012/two-former-linc... http://lincolnjournalinc.com/commissioner-ramey-charged-for-making-false-stateme... http://www.wvalways.com/story/19231152/former-lincoln-county-commissioner-pleads...
Utah 35 unknown individuals in Dagget County, UT 2006 Sheriff Registration Fraud 1 35 unknown individuals were among more than 50 people in in Utah's Daggett County, who were accused in connection with a 2006 election for sheriff. All were accused of fraudulent registration, and many were accused of living outside the county but registering to vote within the county. http://archive.sltrib.com/printfriendly.php?id=9208173&itype=NGPSID
Ohio John Jackson M 2000-11 Presidential R Absentee Ballot Fraud 6 John Jackson, a Republican member of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections was charged with five counts of tampering with ballots, and one count of misconduct of an employee of the board of elections. Jackson was accused of changing residents' votes when he went to assist nursing home residents vote. The Supreme Court ruled that unsealed secret ballots could be used as evidence against him, but the case was ultimately dismissed because of the death of the witness. Dismissed due to death of defendant. http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/SCO/justices/pfeifer/column/2004/jp090804.asp
Ohio Dana Simmons 2008-08 Petition Fraud 4 Dana Simmons was charged with 1 count prohibitions acts relating to petitions or declarations, 1 count tampering with records, 1 count forgery, 1 count petty theft. Pleaded guilty to prohibited acts concerning declarations and petitions, felony. Other counts dismissed. 6 months in jail (suspended), 18 months of probation and 25 hours of community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395896-ohio-summit-county-with-cases.html
Florida William Hazard M 2012 2014 Registration fraud 9 William Hazard pleaded* guilty to one charge of felony voter registration fraud and three misdemeanor charges of attempted submission of false voter registration information. Hazard willfully submitted false voter registration forms while assisting in a state-wide voter registration drive. Plea Deal: 10 days in jail, 36 months probation, $7,500 fine http://www.wptv.com/news/region-s-palm-beach-county/boynton-beach/william-hazard... http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/breaking-news/man-gets-10-days-jail-3-yea...

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