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
Texas James Alan Jenkins M 2010-05 Woodlands Road Utility District 2012-03 Ineligible district voting Registration Fraud James Alan Jenkins was one of seven voters indicted for voting outside their district. The group planned to vote in a district where they did not reside in order to elect three of their members to the board of directors of The Woodlands Road Utility District. The group illegally registered in the district by using the address of a hotel in the district as their home address of their voter registration application. Convicted of illegal voting 3 years in prison and $10,000 fine http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/seven-indicted-for-voter-fraud-in-... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/the-woodlands-rud-voter-fraud-case... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/rud-challenger-found-guilty-of-ill...
New Jersey Election contest: Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman v. Shahin Khalique 2016-05 Paterson municipal 2016-05 Election contest Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 7 Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman sued for a recount of the May 2016 Paterson council 2nd Ward election, which challenger Shahin Khalique won by just 19 votes, 1,400 to 1,381. Khalique had 1,009 mail-in votes while Akhtaruzzaman had 523. The number of mail ballots issued in the 2nd Ward almost doubled the total for the rest of the five wards combined. The recount increased Khalique's lead by one vote, to 20. Passaic County Superintendent of Elections Sherine El-Abd investigated allegations of mail-in voter fraud in the election and at the recount told the County Board of Elections her investigation uncovered seven confirmed incidents of mail-in voters who cast ballots but were not eligible to vote in the 2nd Ward. She said a minimum of 60 ballots were under question. Akhtaruzzaman’s campaign flagged 65 mail ballots as invalid. Allegations that voters received gifts for filling ballots were also referred to prosecutors. <see Source 5 for update> http://www.northjersey.com/news/election-official-says-she-is-probing-deluge-of-... http://patersontimes.com/2016/05/23/paterson-councilman-akhtaruzzaman-files-in-c... http://patersontimes.com/2016/05/26/judge-orders-recount-in-patersons-2nd-ward-e... http://patersontimes.com/2016/06/02/khalique-gains-1-vote-in-patersons-2nd-ward-... http://patersontimes.com/2016/09/12/majority-of-witnesses-in-patersons-2nd-ward-...
Florida Jean Bastien M 2006-11 General Non-citizen voting 1 Jean Bastien, a Haitian, was arrested in West Palm Beach and admitted voting illegally in the 2006 federal election. http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-11-11/news/fl-non-citizen-voted-20121111_1...
Connecticut Brenda L. Schlemmer F 2009-11 Absentee/Mail Forgery An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Schlemmer obtained and completed a single absentee ballot application with the Danbury Town Clerk by falsely signing her daughter's name to the absentee ballot application under penalty of false statement and thus obtained a single absentee ballot, which she did not cast. Schlemmer admitted guilt. Received civil penalties totaling $2,000 and ordered to comply with the law in the future, and not to handle or process absentee ballot applications for five years. Civil penalties totaling $2,000, ordered to comply with the law in the future, and not to handle or process absentee ballot applications for five years. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_145.pdf
Georgia William Christopher Twilley M 2011-08 Absentee/Mail Accused of voting an absentee ballot assigned to the previous owner of his home. (State Elections Board Case #2010-00881109476; Douglas County) Cease and desist order order and a public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Connecticut Peter Nygard M 2008-11 Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf
Texas Federico Reyes M Federico Reyes was not formally charged with anything and the case was dismissed because there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.
Georgia Wendy Mikell F Registration Fraud Mikell was accused of being in violation of Georgia law § 21-2-218(c), which deals with submitting change of address forms. Cease and desist order https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Utah Mildred Haslem F 2006 Sheriff Registration Fraud Mildred Haslem, 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. Haslem claimed that her identification was stolen and her signature was forged. Dismissed http://archive.sltrib.com/printfriendly.php?id=11064193&itype=ngpsid
Ohio Brenda Griffin F 2012-02 Petition Fraud Brenda Griffin was charged with multiple counts of election falsification, multiple counts prohibitions relating to petitions and multiple counts false signatures. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts election falsification, 2 counts Prohibitions relating to petitions, 13 counts false signatures. (Case #2011-CR-03657, Montgomery County) 5 years of probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/392963-ohio-montgomery-county-brenda-grif...

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