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
Oklahoma Unnamed Murray County voter 2016 Registration fraud Oklahoma's State Bureau of Investigation is looking into a possible case of voter registration fraud in Murray County. The Murray County District Attorney's Office requested the probe in May 2016. State Election Board spokesman Bryan Dean says his agency and employees are cooperating fully with the investigation. Brown says when the OSBI's inquiry is completed, it will be submitted to prosecutors to determine if criminal charges are warranted. http://www.newschannel10.com/story/32349479/osbi-looking-into-possible-voter-reg...
Virginia Unnamed organization 2016-09 General Registration fraud An organization engaged in registering voters for the 2016 general election submitted numerous voter registration applications that appeared false, using the information of deceased people. An investigation was opened by the Harrisonburg Police Department and the FBI, and referred to the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia. So far the investigation has revealed a number of voter registration applications that are false. http://www.whsv.com/content/news/Voter-fraud-investigation-in-Harrisonburg-39328... http://wina.com/news/064460-voter-fraud-probe/
North Carolina Unnamed Poll Worker 2010-11 General Impersonation In person 1 According to the Lenoir County Board of Elections minutes, during the 2010 general election a poll worker pulled the master list, removed the necessary label, grabbed a ballot and proceeded to vote in place of a member of the family. Details as to the worker, the precinct and the candidate to whom those votes would have gone have not been released. Former LCBOE Chairman Robert Waller said the board was informed of the incident at its Nov. 12, 2010, meeting, and sent the case on to the State Board of Elections. From there, an SBOE investigator pursued the case, taking statements from elections director Dana King and other poll workers. “It’s my understanding that that matter was referred to the D.A. for your prosecutorial district,” SBOE Elections Liaison Veronica Degraffenreid said. District Attorney Branny Vickory said the investigation remains open as of May 2013 but couldn’t say if there will be further action resulting from its findings. http://www.kinston.com/20130519/local-poll-worker-accused-of-voter-fraud/3051999...
Ohio Unnamed Resident 2012-11 General Multiple voting In person 1 Auglaize County officials are looking into possible voter fraud after discovering one resident may have voted twice in the Nov. 6, 2012 election. Board of elections director Carolyn Campbell said staff members go from precinct to precinct after each election to count every ballot and verify every signature. During that process after the general election, they discovered one person may have voted in two different precincts. Because of the ongoing investigation, Campbell could not release the name of the voter or the precincts. The voter will face felony charges if officials determine there is enough evidence for fraud. After discovering the double vote, Campbell brought the issue to the board, who agreed to turn the issue over to the sheriff's department and the prosecuting attorney. If the investigation finds the fraud was a result of poll worker negligence, the poll worker likely would not be allowed to work the polls the following year. http://www.dailystandard.com/archive/2012-12-14/stories/19825/possible-voter-fra...
California Unnamed Ventura voter M 2014-11 General Absentee/Mail Impersonation - deceased 1 1 A Ventura man pleaded* no contest to misdemeanor voter fraud after voting twice in the November 2014 general election, once by absentee ballot, then a second time by turning in an absentee ballot under the name of his recently deceased father-in-law. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, $1,000 fine http://www.vcstar.com/news/local/ventura/ventura-man-sentenced-for-fraud-after-v...
Virginia Vafalay Massaquoi M 2016 General D 2016-10 Registration fraud Forgery 4 Vafalay Massaquoi was charged with four felony counts of voter registration fraud for filing fake voter regsitration applications in Alexandria. In the spring of 2016, Massaquoi was registering new voters as an employee of New Virginia Majority, a local progressive advocacy group. According to the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Massaquoi fabricated applications and used fake names to fill out the registration forms. The fake applications were filed with the Alexandria Office of the General Registrar, who reported the issue to Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter. Each charge carries a maximum of 10 years in prison. http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Man-Accused-With-Filing-Fake-Voter-Regis... http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/28/virginia-authorities-charge-man-...
Alabama Valada Paige Banks Rosie Lyles F 2004-10 2005-05 Democratic primaries D 2007-08 Absentee/Mail Forgery 5 1 Valada Paige Banks and Rosie Lyles pleaded* guilty to third-degree possession of a forged absentee ballot affidavit with intent to defraud during October 2004 and May 2005 Democratic primaries related to special elections in Hale County. The two were also charged with four counts of promoting illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal: 12 months in jail (suspended), 2 years probation, $400 court costs http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20090915/news/909149917 http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html
Wisconsin Valerie A.Moran F 2014-11 General 2015-03 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Valerie A. Moran of Merrimac was charged with illegally voting as a convicted felon in the November 2014 general election. A Town of Merrimac official documented that Moran signed the poll list on Election Day, and Moran admitted to voting on that date during a phone interview. Anyone under supervision or probation for a felony conviction cannot vote in Wisconsin. http://host.madison.com/news/local/crime_and_courts/merrimac-felon-charged-with-...
Georgia Valerie Luckey Merritt F 2010-06 Registration fraud Accused of violating State Election Board rules regarding registration of voters in nursing homes. Merritt allegedly obtained voter registration forms from nursing home residents from another individual who had woken them up in the middle of the night to sign the documents, which amounted to elder abuse. The forms were also mishandled and some registrations allegedly were by individuals ineligible to vote. Merritt pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2008-01111097969; Bulloch County) $28,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand. https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Indiana Valerie McGowan F 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D Absentee Ballot Fraud Ineligible district voting Perjury 4 Valerie McGowan was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Charged with 1 count of fraudulent application for ballots, 1 count voting in other precinct, 2 counts perjury. Pleaded guilty to voting in other precinct, a felony. Other counts dismissed. 18 months probation

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