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 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Maryland Linda Earlette Wells F 2012-11 General 2013-07 In Person Impersonation - deceased Registration fraud-impersonation 3 1 Maryland state prosecutors indicted a Montgomery County woman, Linda Earlette Wells, of Winding Creek Place in Germantown, for reactivating her deceased mother's voter registration and casting a provisional ballot under her name in the 2012 General Election.  Wells, 67, was charged with impersonating a voter in order to register in the name of the voter, attempting to vote under a false name and impersonating another person in an attempt to vote.  In September 2013, Wells pleaded* guilty to voting fraudulently in the 2012 presidential election. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Paul Weinstein sentenced her to probation before judgment.  According to a statement of facts that Wells agreed to when pleading guilty, she was not registered to vote in Maryland at the time of the election, but was actually registered to vote in Florida. *Plea deal: Probation, for 1 count of voting fraudulently http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bs-md-illegal-voting-ind... http://osp.maryland.gov/2014/02/27/2013-jul-30-linda-earlette-wells-indictment/ http://osp.maryland.gov/2014/02/27/2013-sept-11-linda-earlette-wells-agreed-stat...
Connecticut Manolis Sfinarolakis M Ineligible district voting The Democratic and Republican Registrars of Voters brought a complaint against Manolis Sfinarolakis for claiming his parent's home as his residence. Information showed that the claimed address was not actually his primary residence. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded there was insufficient evidence that Sfinarolakis had abandonded a claim to bona fide residence at his parent's home. Matter was dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_005.pdf
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Forrest Downie (deceased 2005) 2008-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Forrest Downie to vote in person in 2008, even though Mr. Downie died in 2005. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/aug/13/more-deceased-voters-san-di... http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Michigan Willie David Branham M 2002 2004 2006 2008 Multiple Voting 4 Willie and Darlene Branham (husband and wife) were accused of voting both in Michigan and in Florida in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.
Georgia Lois Reed Carleton Vines Albert Palmour Dorothy Gilreath Steve Chappelear Sidney Johnson Anthony Sparks F 2006 General Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Carleton Vines and his accomplices (Albert Palmour, Dorothy Gilreath, Steve Chappelear, Sidney Johnson, Lois Reed, and Anthony Sparks) ran an absentee ballot fraud operation designed to rig the 2006 election in which Vines won election as a State Court Judge. Vines’s co-conspirators acted as “runners,” illegally “assisting” voters in filling out their absentee ballots. In many cases, ballots were transported by the conspirators to Vines’s law office before being subsequently mailed. The group signed a consent decree with the state board of election, acknowleding their actions and accepting a public reprimand. Ordered to cease and desist from further violations of the Election Code, publicly reprimanded. http://www.atlantaunfiltered.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Carleton-Vines-conse...
Mississippi Sam Tisdale M Sam Tisdale, a sheriff of Kemper County, was accused voter fraud, but not charged.
California Roderick Wright (former state senator) M 2007 Multiple D 2010-09 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud Perjury 8 5 Roderick Wright was convicted on 5 counts of fraudulent voting, 2 counts of perjury, and one count of filing a false declaration of candidacy for registering, voting, and filing for office at the address of an Inglewood property he owned but didn't reside at so he could run in what was then the 25th Senate District in 2008. His true home or "domicile" was a home in Baldwin Hills, outside the district he sought to represent. 90 days in jail, 3 years probation, 1,500 hours community service, barred from holding public office http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-convicted-felon-roderick-wright-... http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-rod-wright-jury-20140124-story.html...
Arkansas Lisa Burns F 2011 State House Primary, Runoff and General 2012-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud Eric Fontain Cox, Amos Sanders, Lisa Burns, Deshay Lorenzo Parker III and Leroy Grant were charged with using absentee ballots to defraud an election official during three special elections in 2011. Special Prosecuting Attorney H.G. Foster of Conway filed the charges after a nearly year-long investigation that resulted in four others, including former state lawmaker Hudson Hallum, pleading guilty in federal court to felony charges. Hallum, D-Marion, along with his father, Kent Hallum, West Memphis city councilman Phillip Wayne Carter and West Memphis police officer Sam Malone entered guilty pleas in 2012 to charges they plotted to bribe absentee voters to cast ballots for Hallum. http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/sep/25/five-more-face-charges-voter-frau...
New Hampshire Melissa Sue Breton F 2008-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Melissa Sue Breton because she reportedly registered and voted for the first time on Election Day without photo identification, and the United States Post Office returned a verification letter sent to her address as undeliverable. Her identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Breton was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403928-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
Indiana Ramon "Ray" Guillen (Former precinct committee member) M 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D 2005 Absentee/Mail 4 Ramon "Ray" Guillen, precinct committee member, charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Witnesses charged that he gave them absentee ballot applications. Charged with four felonies, two of receiving a prepared ballot, one of examining a ballot and one count of delivering a ballot. Pleaded guilty to 1 count of fraudulent application for ballots, a felony. Other counts dismissed. 1 year of probation and 50 hours community service http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/arrests-planned-on-voter-fraud-charges/article_8d... http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=2214

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