True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
North Carolina Linda Lyons F 2011-11 Morrisville municipal Multiple voting (attempted) 1 0 Former Morrisville Councilwoman Linda Lyons pleaded* guilty to a voter fraud-related charge. The Wake County District Attorney’s office charged Lyons, 57, with trying to vote twice during the 2011 election. Lyons was issued a $50 fine and sentenced to 45 days in jail, but the jail sentence was suspended for 12 months of unsupervised probation. Lyons also paid $180 in court fees. Lyons, who had served 12 years on the Morrisville Town Council, was running for re-election last year when she faced allegations that she violated state election laws by mishandling absentee ballots, improperly witnessing absentee ballots and trying to vote twice. The Wake County Board of Elections turned over the case to the district attorney’s office, which turned the matter over to the State Bureau of Investigations. After a 10-month SBI probe, the district attorney’s office decided to only pursue charges related to Lyons’ attempt to vote twice, said Assistant District Attorney Steven Saad. According to election officials, Lyons filed an early-voting ballot and then attempted to vote again two weeks later at her precinct. At the time Lyons, said she forgot she had already voted. Lyons went to the poll on Election Day, but officials said her absentee ballot was already counted. Unofficial elections results Tuesday night show that Lyons trailed challenger Mike Schlink by three votes. Lyons, who served District 1, was already under investigation by the elections board in connection with the handling of at least five absentee ballots for voters in her district, board Director Cherie Poucher said Monday. Five absentee ballots had to be thrown out after voters told elections officials that Lyons was the signed witness on their ballots and that she took possession of the ballots after voters filled them out, Poucher said. It is a felony to even touch a ballot belonging to anyone but a close relative. *Plea deal: 45 days in jail (suspended for 12 months of unsupervised probation), $50 fine plus $180 in court fees, for 1 count of attempting to vote twice. http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/10352853/ http://www.carynews.com/2012/11/24/67179/former-morrisville-councilwoman.html Link to guilty plea is broken, no other links found.
New York Unknown impersonators 2012-11 General In person Impersonation 2 There were at least two instances of ‘outright voter fraud’ in Dutchess County in November 2012 — one in the city of Poughkeepise and another in Pleasant Valley — where a voter went to vote only to find someone had forged that person’s name and voted in their stead. Both instances were referred to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office for investigation. None - no way to identify the impersonators http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20121108/dutchess-county-voting-marred-...
Florida Lloyd George Palmer M Non-citizen voting Lloyd George Palmer was one of 15 non citizens charged with voting in various elections. Four of the defendants were also charged with making false claims of citizenship. Ten defendants were convicted, one was acquitted and charges against the remaining four defendants were dismissed. The case against Palmer was dismissed. Dismissed https://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Kansas ADDED SOURCE Sedgwick County - Names Unknown Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Often receive advance ballot applications signed by someone other than the voter, such as a college student's parent, a spouse, a secretary or a relative. Provisional ballots not counted. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Washington Tyler Dawson 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...
Mississippi Billy E. Street M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Billy E. Street was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 2 counts of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts of voter fraud. (Case #BK2008-007B, Circuit Court, Benton County) 5 years, with 4 years and 6 months suspended. First 6 months under house arrest and then 4 years and 6 months of post-release supervision. Pay $1,922.50. http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo...
Connecticut Candice G. Williams F 2008-11 Presidential Multiple Voting The Democratic Registrar brought a complaint against Candice G. Williams alleging that she voted twice during the 2008 presidential election. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that the matter should be dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_090.pdf
Pennsylvania Richard Toney M 2009-05 Democratic primary D Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion Federal conspiracy 1 50 Richard Toney pleaded* guilty to violating federal election laws by soliciting absentee ballots that prosecutors say benefited his wife and her running mate. Toney was immediately sentenced to three years’ probation. Toney retired in 2013, but in 2009 was still officer-in-charge of police in Harmar Township, PA. That’s when federal prosecutors contend he solicited absentee ballots for his wife, Kim Toney, and her running mate in that year’s Democratic primary for township supervisor. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Ortiz told the judge that Toney and another man who wasn’t indicted but cooperated with authorities applied for absentee ballots, then had them filled out - often by people who shouldn’t have legally done so because they weren’t really going to be absent for the May 2009 primary. Ortiz said some voters felt compelled to go along for fear of “potential adverse consequences” because Toney was the township’s top cop. Before the absentee ballots were counted, Kim Toney and a challenger, Robert Exler, won the top two slots in the primary. After 50 absentee ballots were counted, Toney and her running mate, Jerry Chalmers, prevailed and went on to win the general election and two seats on the five-member board that runs the township. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, for 1 charge of federal conspiracy https://www.fbi.gov/pittsburgh/press-releases/2014/former-harmar-township-police... http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/25/ex-chief-to-plead-to-soliciting-...
North Carolina Verna Roehm F 2012-11 General R Absentee/mail Impersonation - deceased 1 1 A North Carolina widow, 75-year-old Verna Roehm, was charged with felony voting fraud after she voted on behalf of her dead husband in the 2012 presidential election. The illegal absentee mail ballot was discovered during a regular audit by Union County election officials in 2014. When confronted about the vote, Roehm said it was her husband's last dying wish to vote on the Republican ticket, but he died a few months before he was able. She pleaded* guilty to a charge of misdemeanor voter fraud, downgraded from a felony followed a judge accepting a prayer for judgment due to the unusual circumstances, which means that while she's been found guilty, she won't have to face jail time. *Plea deal: No jail time, for 1 misdemeanor count of voter fraud (downgraded from a felony) http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/woman-charged-fulfilling-husbands-dying-wi...
Ohio Ohio Organizing Collaborative 2015 Registration fraud Forgery In October 2015, the Ohio Secretary of State's office received reports from county boards of elections about suspicious voter registration forms submitted by employees of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative. Boards have described significant irregularities among the applications, including voter registration forms from persons who are deceased, voter registration forms with multiple names, address or identification mismatches, and voter registration update forms that appear to have been signed by someone other than the voter. The cases were referred to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investiations. http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/Upload/elections/advisories/2015/Adv2015-07.pdf http://wkbn.com/2015/10/29/ohio-bci-investigating-potential-voter-fraud-in-two-c... http://wkbn.com/2015/10/16/bci-investigating-reports-of-voter-fraud-in-columbian...

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