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 Source2sort descending Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Mark Littlefield M 2006 Special Forgery 1 1 Mark Littlefield was charged with possession of a forged ballot in a 2006 special election. Littlefield entered pre-trial diversion in 2008. Pre-Trial Intervention: 1 year, $300 donation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Hays: 89,288
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Cynthia C. Alicea F Multiple Voting 1 Alicea was accused of voting twice. She was later acquitted. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Ohio Joel Speyer Heather Halstead Marc Gustafson Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle Michael Anne Kyle +7 others M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Joel Speyer was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they were already registered in other states where they resided. *Plea deal: No charges filed http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2008/10/rich-new-york-democrats-commit...
Virginia 17 Fairfax County voters 2012-11 General 2014-08 Multiple voting 17 17 individuals who appear to have voted in both Fairfax County and various localities in Maryland during the 2012 General Election, and in some cases, multiple federal elections over the last decade, were referred to the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney, the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia and the federal Department of Justice for investigation of possible voter fraud. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/2014/voter-fraud-investigation.htm
Iowa Robert Christian Shoaff M Robert Christian Shoaff was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Residential facility http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Virginia Traci Manning Foley F 2011-12 Republican primary R 2013-07 Petition fraud Perjury Forgery 15 0 Traci Manning Foley was indicted in Martinsville on five counts each of perjury, election fraud, and uttering a forged public document. Foley worked for election contractor Stillwater LLC, which was enlisted to obtain signatures on campaign petitions for Republican candidate Newt Gingrich in Virginia's 2012 presidential primary. A number of people who signed the petitions did not live at the addresses listed. Fellow Stillwater employee Adam Ward was also charged in Martinsville, as well as by Augusta County. http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/news/local/election-fraud-charges-alleged/ar...
Georgia Brent Braddy M No information available $200 fine and cease and desist order https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Washington Tuta Michaelson 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...
Connecticut Mamie Jackson M Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Jackson, a campaign volunteer, was accused of not signing absentee ballot applications she assisted with, as required by law. She was also accused of being present while people voted absentee ballots, a violation of state laws, because she was an agent of a political party. Civil penalty of $5,000, reduced to $500 due to financial hardship. Ordered not to assist with absentee ballot applications or distribute absentee ballots for two years. Ordered not to be present when people are filling out absentee ballots or to take them and to comply with the law in the future.
Texas Sadie Floyd Clay F Sadie Floyd Clay was not formally charged. There was not enough evidence to prosecute. The case was closed on 4/17/09.

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