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 Descriptionsort descending Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia Cafornia Adams 2010-08 Absentee/Mail Unlawful possession, delivery and assistance with absentee ballots. (State Elections Board Case #2009-0087; Toombs County) $1,200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
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-...
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
North Carolina Valerie Moore Ross "Toogie" Banner Carlos Hood Anita Moore Wayne Shatley F 2002-11 General R 2003-07 Vote Buying Valerie Moore reportedly paid people to vote for Republican candidates, including Gary Clark, the Republican candidate for sheriff, in the 2002 general election in Caldwell County. She pleaded guilty. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/955845/posts http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366806-north-carolina-reporter-from-news2...
Connecticut Lisette Valle-Mellow F Absentee/Mail Valle-Mellow, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when she could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Tennessee Vancey Voorhies F Illegal assistance 4 Vancey Voorhies was charged with one count each of illegal registration/voting, false entries, violation by an official and official misconduct. She was a volunteer poll worker who helped an elderly cousin vote by signing her name in the book and casting the vote for her. It was determined that her actions were a misguided effort to assist a voter and she was eligible for pre-trial diversion. Pre-trial diversion http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404111-tennessee-davidson-county-with-cas...
Mississippi Vaughn Gray Jr. 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral 2014-12 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Vaughn Gray, Jr. was charged with voting by an unqualified person for illegally voting in the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral election. Gray was convicted of grand larceny prior to casting his ballot in 2013, which disenfranchised his vote due to the felony charge. Gray's sentence is pending, and he is currently booked in the Forrest County Jail on various charges. http://www.wdam.com/story/27644667/convicted-felon-one-other-indicted-for-illega... http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/local/hattiesburg/2015/04/01/man-p...
Florida Velrine Palmer F Non-citizen voting Velrine 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

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