True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendantsort descending 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
Texas Ann Marie Marsh F 2009 Municipal Ineligible district voting 1 1 Ann Marie Marsh was charged with one count of illegally voting while ineligible (TEC 64.012) in a 2009 municipal election. Dismissed Smith: 241-1681-11
Mississippi Ann Reed Ann Reed Margie McNair Dona Jones Prentiss Harris Gloria Smith F 2015-11 State General 2015-11 Illegal assistance 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. Ann Reed of Meadville, Margie McNair of Bude, and Dona Jones of Meadville were charged with violating a state elections law forbidding “dishonest decisions by managers” of polling places “concerning qualifications of voters.” The women allegedly did not check voter qualifications. State law says if an election manager knowingly permits an unqualified person to vote or prohibits a qualified person from voting, the manager may face jail time of up to three months, a fine of up to $200 or both. Anita Leonard and Carl Cupit, both Republican Party poll observers at the 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
Alabama Ann Richardson (former district judge) F 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail 1 Ann Richardson pleaded* guilty to a state charge for failing to properly report campaign expenditures related to the June 2000 Republican primary. She agreed to resign as district judge as part of her plea bargain. Federal charges were dismissed. Eight others, including Richardson's husband, were convicted on charges of absentee ballot fraud as part of a vote-buying scheme in the election. *Plea deal: 6 months in jail (suspended), 1 year probation, $1,000 fine plus court costs
Minnesota Anna Nichole Nelson F 2012-11 General 2013-02 In person Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Anna Nichole Nelson, a convicted felon, pleaded* guilty to voting while ineligible in the November 2012 general election, while still on probation. Using Election Day Registration, Nelson voted at a polling place in Carlton County, at which time she completed a voter registration application and signed a certification saying she was eligible to vote. when in fact her voting rights had not been restored. Carlton County Auditor/Treasurer Paul Gassert said that because the voter's ineligiblity was discovered after the fact, there was no way to prevent the fraudulent vote from counting. The charge, originally filed as a felony, was sentenced as a gross misdemeanor: one year of local confinement (stayed for two years), plus payment of $210 in court fees. *Plea deal: 1 year local confinement (stayed for 2 years), $210 court fees
Washington Anne Malmevik F 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.
Florida Annique Newton F 2012-11 General 2013-12 Ineligible felon voting Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 1 Annique Newton, a serial fraudster, was convicted of embezzlement, insurance fraud, and voter fraud, and subsequently sentenced to 8 years in prison and 15 years’ probation after violating her probation stemming from a 2009 case in which she stole $400,000 from her employer. The vote fraud charges stemmed from registering to vote without informing election officials that she was a convicted felon. 8 years in prison for embezzlement, insurance fraud, and voter fraud
New York Anthony DiFiglio Anthony DiFiglio William McInerney Anthony Renna John Brown Clement Campana Gary Galuski Michael LoPorto Ed McDonough Kevin McGrath M 2009-09 Working Families Party Primary D Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion Forgery 1 2 Anthony DeFiglio, a Democratic political operative who used to work for the Troy Housing Authority where much of the fraud occurred, claimed the process of ballot forgery was simply a “normal political tactic” and an accepted way of winning elections. DeFiglio pleaded* guilty to first-degree falsifying business records in connection with the 2009 Working Families Party primary in Troy, NY. The WFP was founded by key members of ACORN, and shares many of its political strategies. The WFP has listed ACORN as an affiliate program directly on their Web site. DeFiglio was identified as being one of three men who convinced two mentally disabled men to sign absentee ballots which were later filled in for them. DeFiglio was ordered to stay out of trouble for three years and complete 100 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 3 years deferred adjudication, 100 hours community service.
Florida Anthony Grant Antionette Nowells James Randolph M 2015-03 Eatonville municipal D 2016-03 Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion Vote buying 25 Eatonville Mayor Anthony Grant, Mia Antionette Nowells, and James Randolph were indicted on 25 felony voter fraud charges for coercing voters and submitting illegally obtained absentee ballots in the March 2015 mayoral election in which Grant was elected. Following the indictments, the governor suspended Mayor Grant. A grand jury found that Grant, Nowells and Randolph solicited an absentee ballot from someone who didn't live in Eatonville, marked ballots for voters, and forced people to register to vote. The charges followed a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation and a lawsuit filed by his opponent seeking a new election that also alleged Grant offered bribes and told people he would lower their rents in exchange for their vote. Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton's office will prosecute the case.
Ilinois Anthony M.Kimani 2004-11 General Non-citizen voting 1 Anthony M. Kimani, a Kenyan citizen, entered the United States in 2000 on a visitor’s visa, registered to vote in 2003 (after his visa had expired) claiming he was a U.S. citizen in a driver’s license application in Illinois, and illegally voted in the 2004 general election. The violation was only discovered when Kimani attempted to change his immigration status.
Rhode Island Anthony Mancini M Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting 1 Anthony and Agnes Mancini were accused of being residents of Smithfield, Rhode Island, but being registered to vote and voting using Mr. Mancini's business address in Johnston, Rhode Island.


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