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 Sentencesort descending Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia Joe Murphy (former Lovejoy mayor) 5 unnamed individuals, including 3 family members. M 2007 Lovejoy municipal 2011 Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 6 Lovejoy Mayor Joe Murphy agreed to resign and never again seek public office in exchange for dropping an investigation into allegations he and five others, including three of his relatives, cast illegal votes in the 2007 city election. The fraudulent voters allegedly lied on their absentee ballot forms, falsely claiming to live within the Lovejoy city limits at the time they cast their votes. Plea deal: Investigation dropped after Murphy resigned and agreed to never again seek elected office http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/mayor-resigns-following-voter-fraud-investi... http://www.news-daily.com/news/da-pressures-lovejoy-mayor-to-resign/article_e015...
Iowa David Thomas Borgman M Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Voting without restored rights due to felony conviction. Charged with 4th Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Pleaded and received suspended jail and fines.
Colorado Marquita Illona Duncan F Voter Impersonation 1 1 Marquita Illona Duncan was charged with impersonating elector. Pleaded to impersonating an elector and received $195.50 in fines and court fees. Pleaded to impersonating an elector and received $195.50 in fines and court fees. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Florida Syble McKenzie F Non-citizen voting Syble McKenzie was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. (United States v. McKenzie; 0:04-CR-60160) Pleaded. Received 1 year probation, 30 hours community service. http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Georgia Samira Muftau 2010-06 Multiple Voting 1 Accused of voting twice and voting a provisional ballot in the wrong county. (State Elections Board Case #2008-01151097946; Bleckley County) Ppublic reprimand and a cease and desist order https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
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...
Washington Randall Lee Cole M 2008-03 2008-04 Ineligible felon voting 1 Randall Lee Cole plead guilty to charges that he voted in 2008 although he was a convicted felon and therefore ineligible. Charged with one count voting by unqualified person. Pre-trial diversion was successfully completed and charges were dismissed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370216-washington-jefferson-county.html
Washington Todd McGuire M 2007-02 Special 2008-07 Absentee Ballot Fraud Impersonation Forgery 2 1 Todd McGuire pleaded guilty to voting his wife's ballot. Entered into a pre-trial diversion agreement. Pre-trial diversion. Supervision and community service. http://archive.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20080803/NEWS/808030306 http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370216-washington-jefferson-county.html
Texas Charles Roaches Russell Grant M 2009-05 Gonzales municipal 2011-02 Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion Ballot tampering 4 4 Charles Roaches was indicted in February 2011 on 4 counts of voter fraud for providing false information on an application for early voting in the May 2009 Gonzales City Council election, along with Russell Grant, indicted on 10 counts. Dozens of Gonzales citizens said then-candidates Grant and Roaches gave them misleading information and possibly tampered with their mail-in ballot applications. City Voting Officer Jean Collins said 83 of 102 mail-in ballot applications received listed "disability" as the reason for voting by mail. Several voters named on the applications contended they are not disabled and never voted by mail. In February 2010, Grant admitted to “voter misconduct” and agreed to resign his District 2 council seat, abstain from public office, and cooperate with authorities in the voter fraud investigation. Both Grant and Roaches entered pretrial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention http://www.gonzalesinquirer.com/news/russell-grant-given-second-chance/article_0... http://www.gonzalesinquirer.com/news/grant-resigns-seat-from-council-makes-deal-...
Florida Ora Bell Rivers "Madison 9" F 2010 Madison school board 2011-11 Absentee/Mail Perjury 11 7 Ora Bell Rivers, one of the "Madison 9," was charged with seven counts of felony fraud in connection with casting a vote, three counts of perjury by false written declaration, and one count of providing a false report to law enforcement authorities, as part of a scheme to illegally request, distribute, and collect absentee ballots in the 2010 Madison school board election. Rivers entered pre-trial intervention. Pre-Trial Intervention http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Madison_County_Officials_Arrested_for_Voter_Fr...

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