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 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Connecticut Liz Piel F 2009-11 D Absentee/Mail An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Piel violated rules related to distributing unsolicited absentee ballot applications. (Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission - File #2009-154) Consent Order required Piel to comply with rules in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_154.pdf
Mississippi Gloria Smith Ann Reed Margie McNair Dona Jones Prentiss Harris Gloria Smith F 2015-11 State General 2015-11 Illegal assistance Voter intimidation/coercion In February 2016, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office took over the prosecution in a voting fraud case filed against five Franklin County pollworkers charged with election fraud during the Nov. 3, 2015 general election at the Bude precinct. Circuit Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson issued the warrants for their arrests. Prentiss Harris and Gloria Smith, both of Bude, were charged with breaking a state law that says an election officer who aids or influences a voter in preparing a ballot may be fined no less than $10 and no more than $200. All of the women were working the Bude precinct on Election Day. Anita Leonard and Carl Cupit, both Republican Party poll observers at the Bude precinct, filed the charges on Nov. 13. Leonard said she saw pollworkers going beyond what is allowed in helping voters and alleged that the pollworkers weren’t properly checking voters’ identification. Sen. Melanie Sojourner, R-Natchez, contested her close loss to former Sen. Bob Dearing in the Senate District 37 race. Dearing, a Democrat, won the seat back from Sojourner by a 62-vote margin. Charges dismissed https://mississippipep.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/franklin-county-poll-workers-arr... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/b113715bcd3745eca3352936439d5364/MS--Vote... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/24b8c1cc5dbd4ba38d83910a01f74b81/MS--Elec...
North Carolina Geri Dowd F 2012-11 Mt. Gilead mayoral Vote Buying Illegal assistance 2 The State Board of Elections is investigating at least two claims of buying votes during the most recent Mt. Gilead mayoral election. One claim involves a former resident of Tillery Chase, Mary Dennis. Dennis’ son, Bobby Thompson, filed a complaint with the local board of elections office and Department of Social Services saying his mother had been exploited. In his complaint Thompson said, “I found out from my mom Mary Dennis who resides at Tillery Chase Assisted Living Facility that a woman named Geri Dowd took my mom to Troy to register to vote on the condition that they support Patty Almond. For doing this she bought my mom a pack of cigarettes and lunch at McDonalds. My mother is physically disabled and has history of mental illness and has never voted in her life. She didn't have the ability to tell me the names of any candidates running for office or who she was voting for. My mom tells me that Geri Dowd is taking multiple residents almost on a daily basis. http://www.montgomeryherald.com/news/article_47a9ef88-9662-11e2-8250-0019bb2963f...
Texas Zaida Cantu Bueno F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail 4 4 Zaida Cantua Bueno pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud after being charged with four counts of illegally returning marked ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (suspended), 12 months probation, 40 hours community service, $200 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Jim Wells/Live Oak: 20068
Washington George Kmen 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...
Florida Astrid Natalia Torres-Perez F Non-citizen voting Astrid Natalia Torres-Perez was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. Pleaded. (United States v. Torres-Perez; 2:04-CR-14046) 1 year of probation http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Pennsylvania Ashley L. Clarke F 2009-05 Registration Fraud While working for ACORN, Ashley L. Clarke was charged with forgery, solicitation of registration for pay, unsworn falsification of authorities, obstructing the administration of law or government function, interference with voter registration, and impersonating another person in a voter registration application. http://www.post-gazette.com/breaking/2009/05/07/ACORN-workers-charged-with-forgi...
Indiana Dolores Croy F 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting 1 Dolores and Robert Croy pleaded* guilty to voter fraud during the 2003 Democratic primary, illegally voting in East Chicago when they lived in Hobart. As part of their sentences, Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez ordered each to make public apologies. Dolores and Robert Croy pleaded* guilty to voter fraud in the 2003 Democratic primary, illegally voting in East Chicago when they lived in Hobart. As part of their sentences, Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez ordered each to make public apologies. https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-10BDF39045D8A4A0.html
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...
Mississippi Deborah Waters F 2011-08 According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-11-00070, a complaint was filed against Deborah Waters on 8/19/11. The case was closed 3/28/12 because the allegations could not be substantiated. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html

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