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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Illinois Kenneth Davison Jerry Knight M D 2008-08 Petition Fraud Perjury Forgery 11 Kenneth Davison and Jerry Knight were working for Democratic state Sen. Terry Link in 2007. Indictments alleged that both men forged signatures and included dead voters on the nominating petition. Charged with 9 counts of perjury and 2 counts of forgery. Pleaded guilty to nine counts of perjury for signing a sworn statement on petitions that signatures were legitimate. (08CF3380) Sentenced to probation, 60 days in jail when not working and barred from campaign activity while on probation. http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/08/sen-link-campai.html http://prev.dailyherald.com/story/print/?id=313603 http://prev.dailyherald.com/story/?id=267738&src=329
Virginia Benjamin Graham Surber (former Appalachia chief law enforcement officer Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee/Mail Benjamin Graham Surber was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts
New York Betty Julien Elbin Lopez Betty Julien Luis Vargas (campaign workers for Democrat Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo) F 2013-09 Bronx Assembly special - Democrat primary D 2014-03 Petition fraud Forgery Betty Julien, Elbin Lopez, and Luis Vargas - former campaign workers for Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo's 2013 reelection bid - were charged with forging nearly 100 signatures on the candidate's primary ballot petitions, including celebrities' names as well as fake addresses, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office. The three were charged with multiple felony counts, including falsifying business records and forgery. They were hired to gather signatures to get Arroyo's name placed on the September 2013 Democratic primary election and were paid a dollar for each signature they collected. 81% of the 3,339 signatures filed by the campaign were deemed invalid. https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140326/melrose/former-campaign-workers-for-br... http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/councilwoman-arroyo-campaign-workers-b...
Connecticut Elizabeth McCormack F D Absentee/Mail Elizabeth McCormack was accused of misrepresenting eligibility requirements for voting absentee in a democratic primary in which she was a candidate. She was also accused of neglecting to provide information about herself required by law, when she assisted people with absentee ballot applications. First allegation dismissed. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law for assisting people with absentee ballots in the future. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law
Wisconsin Stephen Wroblewski M 2008-11 General D 2010 Absentee/mail Impersonation 1 0 Stephen Wroblewski pleaded guilty to Providing False Information to Obtain Absentee Ballot (Misdemeanor) after obtaining an absentee ballot in his late-wife’s name in order to “fulfill her dying wish” to vote for Obama. Wroblewski was sentenced to pay a $500 fine. *Plea deal: $500 fine http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Kentucky Johnny Ray Turner (former state senator) M 2000 Democratic primary D Vote buying 1 1 Johnny Ray Turner, a former state senator, pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor violation of non-willfully making campaign expenditure, for the purpose of influencing voters, in exchange for a felony vote fraud charge being dropped. Plea deal: 3 months home detention, 1 year probation, $1000 fine http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/4912726.html http://bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com/2007/04/23/state-sen-johnny-ray-turner-sen...
Oklahoma Darryl Cates M D 2010-07 Absentee/Mail 5 Darryl Cates was accused of falsely notarizing absentee ballots. He reportedly received hundreds of absentee ballot applications from the Adair County Election Board for his unofficial voter drive and took them to people who requested them. Cates then reportedly helped them mail the ballots. Charged with 5 counts of False Notarization of Absentee Ballot. Cates pleaded guilty to 3 counts and 2 counts were dismissed. Deferred sentence of 3 years http://watchdog.org/975/ok-feds-helping-in-local-investigation-into-cates-vote-f... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366870-oklahoma-response.html
Pennsylvania William Geary Thomas Keefer, Walter "Deb" Wiltrout M 2011-11 General D 2013-10 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Conspiracy 10 7 William Geary and Thomas Keefer, Democratic Bullskin Township supervisors, were charged with voter fraud for soliciting absentee votes from elderly residents who weren't eligible to cast such ballots. Keefer was charged with five violations of the election code relating to absentee ballots. Geary was charged with seven violations of the same provision. In addition, both men were charged with one count of unlawful assistance in voting and two counts of conspiracy. Former supervisor Walter "Deb" Wiltrout was charged with three counts related to unlawful assistance of two voters. Keefer, Geary, and Wiltrout visited elderly voters' homes to help them complete ballots despite knowing the voters were physically able to vote in-person on Election Day, and also failed to fill out declarations of physical disability with the ballots, which certify that the voters wouldn't be able to vote in-person. Keefer obtained six votes that way, Geary obtained seven, and Wiltrout two. All three were admitted into a pretrial diversionary program in Fayette County Court. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) http://www.heraldstandard.com/law_and_order/courts/bullskin-supervisors-accused-... http://triblive.com/news/fayette/4868381-74/keefer-presentment-ballots http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/2015/03/14/fayette-county-grand-jury-one-sealed-pr... http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/files/2015/03/1stPresentment1.pdf http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/files/2015/03/2ndPresentment1.pdf
Virginia Andrew Spieles M 2016 D Registration fraud Andrew Spieles, a James Madison University student and Virginia Young Democrat working for HarrisonburgVotes, confessed that he submitted 19 voter registration applications for deceased individuals. http://freebeacon.com/politics/virginia-young-democrat-caught-registering-dead-v... https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/he-fought-in-world-war-ii... http://www.dnronline.com/news/harrisonburg/student-admits-to-fraud/article_0e0cc... http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_e008ce00-0365-57a2-95c0-4d9aa70012...
Texas Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) Jose Rene Gomez Oralia Frausto Oscar Rios F 2006-03 Democratic primary D 2006-06 Registration fraud - fake Absentee/mail 5 5 Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) was charged with five counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegally possessing other voters' ballots (TEC 86.006). Oscar Rios, Oralia Frausto, and Jose Rene Gomez - Starr and Hidalgo county political operatives - were also indicted for voter fraud in a large-scale effort to submit mail-in ballots for imaginary people in 2006’s March Democratic primary election. The four were indicted by a grand jury in Brooks County on charges related to the scheme, which involved registering fake voters to vacant lots in Starr County and having mail-in ballots sent to several Hidalgo County addresses. Gonzalez entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 1 year http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/FiveIndicted_StarrCountyTexas.pdf Starr/Brooks: 07-05-09742 CR

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