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 Source5 Follow Up
Illinois Bobby Evans M Absentee Ballot Fraud Bobby Evans pleaded guilty to absentee voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374731-illinois-lake-county-response.html
Pennsylvania Leah Rollison F OTHER Leah Rollison was charged in relation to falsification of election counts. Pleaded guilty. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394708-pennsylvania-lackawanna-county-res...
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Ruth E. Kirk F Multiple Voting Ruth E. Kirk was accused of voting more than once in the same election and charged with 2 counts of disorderly conduct. The voter fraud charge was dismissed on prosecutor's motion, but Kirk was charged with both counts of disorderly conduct, guilty because of no contest plea. It is unknown whether the charges are related. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403400-wisconsin-columbia-county-response...
Illinois James Eck M Multiple Voting James Eck pleaded guilty to voting twice in the same election. Charged with disegard of election code. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403882-illinois-lake-county-response.html
Florida Chaudhary M Registration fraud Chaudhary was indicted for misuse of a social security number in violation of 42 U.S.C. section 408 and for making a false claim of United States citizenship on a 2002 driver’s license application in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 911. A superceding indictment was returned, charging Chaudhary with falsely claiming United States citizenship on a driver’s license application and on the accompanying voter registration application. He was convicted of the false citizenship claim on his voter registration application. (4:04-CR-0005 (2006)) http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
West Virginia Ernest J. Stapleton (former commander of a Veterans of Foreign Wars post) M Ernest J. Stapleton was indicted with others for a conspiracy to control county government in Lincoln County by buying votes, keeping some supporters’ property taxes low, controlling county and state government jobs and rewarding supporters by ensuring their roads were repaired. Siphoned $35,000 from the post's raffles to buy votes. Charged with mail fraud. Pleaded guilty. http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-71.htm http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
West Virginia Clifford Odell "Groundhog" Vance (Division of Highways worker) M Vote Buying Clifford Odell "Groundhog" Vance admitted that he bribed voters with pints of Kessler whiskey, $10 to $15 in cash, or both in 1988 or 1990. http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-71.htm http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-71.htm
Michigan Antonio Johnson M Registration Fraud Forgery Antonio Johnson, a convicted felon and ACORN worker, was charged with 6 counts of forging a public document as a result of his signing and submitting six voter registration applications, using the names of at least two Jackson residents’ names, without their knowledge. http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/10/14/another-acorn-employee-indicted-for-fo...
New Mexico Shayne Adamski M Registration Fraud Shayne Adamski resided and worked in California. He was a California delegate at the Democratic National Convention shortly before traveling to New Mexico as a paid employee for the Obama campaign to help get out the vote in that swing state. Only 38 days after acting as a California delegate to the Democratic National Convention, he registered to vote in New Mexico. Mr. Adamski also requested an absentee ballot. http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/10/31/california-resident-working-for-obama-...
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. http://www.electionjournal.org/2010/04/02/dead-voter-investigation-leads-to-bigg... http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/03/somerset_county_woman_accused.html

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