True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Mississippi ADDED SOURCE Reginald Jackson (sheriff) M 2007 2008-08 Reginald Jackson, Sheriff of Wilkinson County, was charged with voter fraud.
Wisconsin Karl Reinelt M 2012-11 General 2013-01 Ineligible felon voting Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 1 Karl Reinelt, a felon, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court with one count of election fraud after illegally registering and voting in the Nov. 6, 2012 election. The illegal vote was reported the day after the election by Clerk-Treasurer Nancy Zastrow, who noticed the mistake when comparing the new registrants sheets with the Government Accountability Board’s list of convicted felons. She said the mistake should have been caught when Reinelt tried to vote, but the poll workers were busy and must not have cross-checked his registration.
Florida Troy Shivdayal M Non-citizen voting Troy Shivdayal was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. Pleaded. (United states v. Shivdayal; 0:04-CR-60164) 1 year of probation and $250 fine
Georgia Johnny Henderson M 2009 Registration Fraud Accused of false registration. Case referred to Richmond County District Attorney's Office.
Mississippi Harold Wilbanks M Harold Wilbanks was accused of voter fraud.
Texas Jose Tellez M A grand jury dropped the charges against Jose Tellez. Dismissed
Wisconsin Raphael D. Nunn M 2012-02 Raphael D. Nunn was charged with voting by disqualified person, a felony.
Indiana Terrance Artis Randall Blue Artis (former East Chicago Councilman) M 1999 East Chicago municipal D 2004-05 Vote buying Terrance Artis pleaded* gulity to a federal obstruction of justice charge after he and and his brother Randall "Blue" Artis were charged with multiple felony counts of fraud, conspiracy and misappropriation of funds in connection with the sidewalks-for-votes scandal.
Indiana Edwin Aviles (city employee) M 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D 2006 Ineligible district voting 1 1 Edwin Aviles, city truck operator, 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 voting in other precinct. Pleaded guilty to voting in precinct in which he did not live. 18 months of probation
Illinois Anish Eapen Armando Ramos M 2007-02 2007-04 General, Runoff Absentee/Mail Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance 9 9 Anish Eapen and Armando Ramos, who campaigned for Alderman Bernard Stone in 2007, were sentenced to jail time for attempted voter fraud. Eapen, was convicted of 9 counts of vote fraud including attempted absentee ballot fraud and attempted mutilation of election materials for attempting to lure voters to use absentee ballots during Chicago elections in February and April 2007, violating the Illinois Election Code. Prosecutors charged the men with approaching residents in the ward and offering to help them cast absentee ballots, in some cases even filling out the ballots. Both faced multiple felony vote fraud charges, but Circuit Judge Marcus Salone found them guilty of attempted absentee ballot violations, which are misdemeanors. 364 days in jail


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