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 ascending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Ohio John Saylor (candidate for councilman) M 68 John Saylor won a disputed election for 1st Ward councilman in Fairfield, Butler County, Ohio. Charged with 29 counts false registration, 1 count inducing illegal voting, 22 counts absent voter's ballot violation, 14 counts illegal voting, 1 count election falsification, 1 count interference with conduct of election. Convicted of 29 counts false registration, 1 count inducing illegal voting, 12 counts absent voter's ballot violation, 14 counts illegal voting, 1 count election falsification, 1 count interference with conduct of election. Other charges dismissed. 24 months in prison and $22,500 fine http://enquirer.com/editions/2000/05/29/loc_vote_fraud_suspect.html http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2000/11/15/loc_saylor_gets_2_years.html http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2000/05/23/loc_councilman_faces.html
Florida Liltovia Rhodes F 2010 Registration fraud 55 In Miami, Florida, former ACORN voter registration canvassers Maurice Childress, Kashawn John, Liltovia Rhodes, Carlos Torres, Evangeline Williams, Lilkevia Williams, and Richard Williams, were all convicted of “false swearing in an election.” Accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Charges: 27 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 28 counts of submission of false voter registration information. Probation, community service, and forbidden to participate in political campaigns http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/23/the-voter-fraud-hall-of-shame-milwaukee-voter-... http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=2214
Indiana Michael R. Marshall Christopher Marshall John Cook M 2010 Jeffersonville mayoral D 2011-10 Absentee/Mail Forgery Perjury 48 3 Michael Marshall pleaded* guilty to three felony voter fraud charges involving the improper execution of absentee ballot applications in the 2010 Jeffersonville mayoral election after being charged with 23 counts of voter fraud and 25 counts of forgery and perjury. Marshall admitted he forged absentee ballot applications to illegally obtain the ballots. Marshall's son Christopher Marshall and John Cook were also indicted on voter fraud charges. *Plea deal: 18 months in prison (9 months suspended), $450 fees/fines http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/clark_county/ex-campaign-worker-accepts-plea-... http://www.newsandtribune.com/archives/galligan-aide-indicted-for-voter-fraud/ar... http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/clark_county/campaign-worker-sentenced-for-vo... http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/Jennings-Sunday-Jail-time-in-v_13677...
Florida Benita Teal F Registration fraud 46 Accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Teal was charged with 23 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 23 counts of submission of false voter registration information.
Connecticut Liz Diaz Edwin Garcia Virgen Figueroa F 1996 Democratic Hartford town committee D 1996 Absentee Ballot Registration fraud - non-citizens Illegal Assistance 45 Liz Diaz pleaded* guilty to conspiring with Edwin Garcia and several co-workers to register ineligible voters to cast absentee ballots in a hotly contested town committee race. Diaz, Garcia, and others were charged with equipping scores of ineligible voters with absentee ballots and, in many cases, helping them vote. *Plea deal: 2 months in jail http://articles.courant.com/1997-08-29/news/9708290748_1_election-fraud-jail-tim... http://articles.courant.com/1997-10-18/news/9710180194_1_jail-time-jailings-for-...
Virginia Adam Dustin Ward M 2011-12 Republican primary R 2013 Petition fraud Perjury 42 0 Adam Dustin Ward pleaded* guilty in Augusta County Circuit Court to 18 counts of false statement on required form and 18 counts of perjury (falsely swearing an oath) in connection with a Dec. 2011 incident. Ward worked for election contractor Stillwater LLC, which was enlisted to obtain signatures on campaign petitions for Republican candidate Newt Gingrich in Virginia's 2012 presidential primary. The names or addresses on several dozen of the signed petition forms Ward turned in to Augusta County could not be verified by the state Board of Elections. *Plea deal: ? http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/news/local/election-fraud-charges-alleged/ar... http://www.nbc29.com/story/20780721/augusta-grand-jury-indicts-two-on-election-f... http://www.dailyprogress.com/newsvirginian/news/crime/man-pleads-to-voter-fraud-...
Illinois William Brown Kevin Wiggins Kyle R. Johnson Trevon L. Tompkin M 2009-04 Cahokia Village municipal 2009-09 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 41 22 William Brown pleaded* guilty to 22 charges relating to mail ballot fraud in the 2009 Cahokia Village election; 19 other charges were dismissed. Kevin Wiggins and Cahokia village Trustees Kyle Johnson and Trevon Tompkin also pleaded guilty in the scheme to file falsified applications for absentee ballots then illegally vote them. Charges included perjury, marking the absentee ballots of other people, soliciting others to apply for absentee ballots, falsifying applications for absentee ballots, unlawfully observing voting and mutilating election materials. *Plea deal: 2 years probation,10 days in county jail, 200 hours community service http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/two-plead-guilty-of-vote-fra... http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/cahokia-village-trustees-sentenced-for-... http://archive.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=222456
California Roger Treskunff (former Hayward County school board candidate) M Registration Fraud 40 0 Roger Treskunff, a former Hayward County school board candidate, pleaded* guilty to registering fictitious voters and falsifying ballot initiatives, both felonies. Treskunoff was intially charged with over 40 felonies. *Plea deal: 1 year in prison, 5 years probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403779-california-alameda-county-response... https://web.archive.org/web/20100306035327/http://www.sos.ca.gov/admin/press-rel...
Mississippi Martha "Cat" Gardner F 2005-05 Mayoral 2006-02 Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance 37 Martha "Cat" Gardner was charged with 37 counts voter fraud pertaining to assistance provided to multiple individuals in obtaining and voting absentee ballots. Pleaded guilty to one count, all other counts retired. (Case #HK2006-014, Chicksaw County) 5 years in Mississippi Department of Corrections, suspended. 30 months of probation and a total of $391.50 in court costs and fees. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400687-florida-chickasaw-county-with-case... http://djournal.com/news/gardner-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fraud/
Alabama Nathaniel Gosha (a former Russell County commissioner and Phenix City Council candidate) Lizzie Mae Perry M 2001-09 Phenix City municipal Absentee/mail Vote Selling Forgery 37 9 Nathaniel Gosha, a former Russell County commissioner and Phenix City Council candidate, was convicted of 16 felony counts of possessing forged documents, 9 felony counts of falsifying absentee ballots, and 12 misdemeanor counts of disclosing the votes of others, in a scheme to sell absentee ballots in the September 2001 municipal election. Co-defendant Lizzie Mae Perry pleaded guilty to charges of absentee ballot fraud and agreed to testify against Gosha. Gosha and Perry falsified ballots by having people sign as witnesses to absentee ballot affidavits that had not been signed or sworn by the voters, and by putting false information about the voters' places of residence on the affidavits.   90 days in jail (multiple concurrent terms), 3 years probation, $500 fines for each of 9 false ballot convictions, $100 fines for each of 12 vote disclosure misdemeanors, $5/day for each day behind bars http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=pg http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29238529.html#! http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/798132/replies?c=116

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