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 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Ohio Terry Gorth M 2009-11 Multiple Voting Absentee/Mail 1 Terry Gorth was accused of voting twice in the same election using two absentee ballots. Charged with illegal voting. Pleaded guilty to illegal voting, a felony. Orignial sentence of probation was revoked six months after it was handed down, and he was sentenced to 6 months in Clermont County jail. (Clermont County, Case #2010-CR-00049) 5 years of probation. This sentence was revoked six months after it was handed down, and he was sentenced to 6 months in Clermont County jail. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/enquirer/doc/237653288.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS%3AFT&ty... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370527-ohio-clermont-county-response.html
Mississippi Peggy Brown F 2009-04 According to The Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00035, a complaint was filed against Peggy Brown on 4/6/09. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Washington Kelly Connally 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...
California Name Not Disclosed Petition Fraud Forgery An individual in Santa Cruz County (name not disclosed) was charged under the California Election Code/California Penal Code. The charges pertain to subscribing fictitious names or the name of another to a petition; person signs petition known to be false or fraudulent or not the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be; forgery;knowingly procuring or offering false or forged instrument to be filed, registered, or recorded in any public office, which instrument, if genuine, might be filed, registered, or recorded under any law. Charges dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404433-california-fresno-county-cases.htm...
Kentucky Fred Clinton Johnson (former Clay County Magistrate) M 2002 Primary 2007-05 Vote buying Clay County Magistrate Fred Clinton Johnson admitted taking $9,000 from former County Clerk Jennings White to buy votes after being charged with conspiracy to commit election fraud in the 2002 primary. 14 months in prison, $10,000 fine http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/11676641.html
Washington Mary Bridges 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. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
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...
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2008 Multiple Voting Registration Fraud A person was accused of registering to vote in two counties on the same day and attempting to vote in both. Provisional ballot not counted. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Mississippi Election contest: Melanie Sojourner v. Bob Dearing 2015-11 State General (Senate District 37) 2015-11 Election contest Illegal assistance Voter intimidation/coercion Republican Senator Melanie Sojourner lost the November 2015 state Senate District 37 election by 64 votes to former Democratic Senator Bob Dearing. She charged in her petition that she lost due to criminal fraud. A poll watcher and former bailiff (for August primary) filed criminal charges against four poll workers and an election commissioner who worked the Bude Precinct during the November 3 election. She lost the precinct by 242 votes. She claims approximately 90 "improper and illegal actions" took place at that precinct, including: *Illegally offering voter assistance to those who didn't request it or weren't disabled. *poll workers illegally attempting to "aid or influence voters" *poll workers "illegally violating the secrecy of the ballot" *poll workers illegally entering the polling booth alone with voters http://kingfish1935.blogspot.com/2015/12/sojourner-will-challenge-results.html
Oregon Deanna Swenson F 2012-11 General 2012-11 Absentee/mail Ballot tampering 6 2 Deanna Swenson, a temporary, part-time Clackamas County elections employee who was caught marking at least two ballots cast in the November 2012 election, pleaded* guilty to official misconduct and unlawfully altering a cast ballot. Swenson marked ballots that voters had left partially blank, according to Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. A co-worker saw Swenson altering a ballot. A Clackamas County grand jury indicted her on two counts each of unlawfully altering a cast ballot, unlawfully voting more than once, and first degree official misconduct. Swenson was sentenced to 90 days in jail. *Plea deal: 90 days in jail http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2013/04/25/clackamas-election-worker-ge... http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2012/12/deanna_swenson_former_cl... http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/124030-former-clackamas-county-temp-indicte...

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