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
Kentucky Walter Bascom Shrout (former Bath County judge-executive) M 2006-05 Democratic primary D 2006-11 Vote buying Walter Bascom Shrout gave cash to at least five people with instructions to use the money to buy votes in the primary race for Bath County judge-executive. The obstruction of justice charge stems from Shrout allegedly trying to persuade the people who received the money not to talk to investigators. Shrout, a Sharpsburg Democrat, also was found guilty of obstruction of justice and making false statements to a federal agent. http://www.dailyindependent.com/opinion/editorials/elected-indicted/article_e976... http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/6579132.html
Alabama Clifford Don Twilley (campaign official and board of education chairman) M 2010-06 2011 Vote Buying Board of Education Chairman Twilley indicted for vote buying. The charge stems from an investigation into Twilley's conduct in the June 2010 elections in Wilcox County. He was indicted for vote buying. Motion to nolle prosse filed by the state was granted. Motion to Nolie Prosse was granted. http://www.wsfa.com/story/14265823/wilcox-co-ed-chairman-indicted-on-vote-buying... http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/05/wilcox_county_politics_a_qua...
Utah Kevin Heugly M 2006 Sheriff Registration Fraud Kevin Heugly, 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. http://archive.sltrib.com/printfriendly.php?id=9208173&itype=NGPSID
Illinois Charles Powell Sheila Thomas Jesse Lewis Kelvin Ellis Yvette Johnson M 2004-11 General D 2005-03 Vote buying East Saint Louis precinct committeemen Charles Powell, Sheila Thomas, Jesse Lewis, and Kelvin Ellis, as well as precinct worker Yvette Johnson, were convicted for conspiracy to commit election fraud after participating in vote buying activities in the 2004 election, including submitting budgets that would allow city funds to pay voters to vote for Democratic candidates. 21 months in prison, 2 years supervised release, $2500 fine http://archive.ksdk.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=81280 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1414782/posts http://madisonrecord.com/stories/510559878-east-st-louis-vote-buying-case-goes-t...
Kansas Eric E. Ludeman M 2010 General Multiple Voting 1 Ludeman was accused of voting in both Kansas at the polls and in Oklahoma by absentee ballot during the 2010 General Election. The matter was referred to the county attorney in Finney County, Kansas. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403896-kansas-sos-4th-response-with-cases...
Georgia DeBreayzion Monti Harris M 2010-08 Registration fraud Accused of having multiple voter registration/voter ID cards under different names, addresses and dates of birth. (State Elections Board Case #2010-00121100229; Bibb County) $1,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
New Mexico Election contest: Mary Helen Garcia v. Bealquin Gomez 2014-06 Democrat Primary (NM House District 34) D 2014-06 Election contest Absentee/mail Forgery New Mexico state Rep. Mary Helen Garcia a filed a motion challenging the results in the June 2014 Democrat Primary Election, citing irregularities in the signatures associated with absentee voting in the primary election for New Mexico House District 34. Attorneys for Rep. Garcia submitted information by a forensic handwriting analyst, citing at least 17 cases of signatures not matching voter rolls. Many of the questionable ballots came from Sunland Park, which has a history of voter fraud. Garcia, D-Las Cruces, lost the primary to Bealquin Gomez by 16 votes, 410 to 394. Third Judicial District Judge Jim T. Martin ruled against overturning the results of the primary election. Judge dismissed challenge http://krwg.org/post/garcia-alleges-fraud-challenges-election-result http://watchdog.org/166068/voter-fraud-dispute/ http://www.nmtelegram.com/2014/08/22/judge-rules-against-overturning-state-house...
Georgia Pat Bussiere (election official) OTHER Pat Bussiere was accused of violating statute § 21-2-590, pertaining to permitting unqualified persons to vote, refusing to permit qualified persons to vote or unlawfully rendering assistance. Cease and desist order and ordered to complete further training https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Pennsylvania Alexis Givner F 2009-05 Registration Fraud While working for ACORN, Alexis Givner was charged with forgery, solicitation, unsworn falsification, obstruction, interference and impersonation. http://www.post-gazette.com/breaking/2009/05/07/ACORN-workers-charged-with-forgi...
North Carolina Nicholas Marquis Dalton M 2008-11 Ineligible felon voting Nicholas Marquis Dalton was charged with voting by a convicted felon whose rights had not been restored. The case was dismissed May 11, 2009, because the state could not establish criminal intent beyond a reasonable doubt. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370947-north-carolina-denial-1.html

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