True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Wisconsin Robert D. Monroe M 2011 2012 Multiple R 2014-06 Multiple voting Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 13 12 Robert D. Monroe, of Shorewood, was charged in 2014 with 13 felony counts of voter fraud and pleaded* no contest to six of them. Each is punishable by up to 18 months in prison.  Monroe cast two ballots in the April 2011 Supreme Court election, two in the August 2011 recall election of state Sen. Alberta Darling, five in the 2012 recall election of Gov. Scott Walker, one illegal ballot in an August 2012 primary and two ballots in the November 2012 presidential election. In the presidential election, Monroe cast an in-person absentee ballot in Shorewood on Nov. 1 and drove a rental car to Lebanon, IN, where he showed his Indiana driver's license to vote in person on election day, Nov. 6.  In January 2016, Monroe pleaded an insanity defense, blaming his mental condition for his illegally voting in multiple elections over two years. *Plea deal: http://wsau.com/news/articles/2014/jun/24/milwaukee-man-charged-with-voter-fraud... http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/wisconsin_man_charged_with_voting_multipl... http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/convicted-of-voter-fraud-shorewood-man-pursue...
Connecticut Daniel Jarvis Brown M 2008-11 General Absentee/Mail Registration Fraud Ineligible District Voting 1 An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Brown had completed a voter registration application stating that his bona fide residence was Southbury, Connecticut, when it was not. He also completed an absentee ballot application saying he lived in Connecticut, when he did not, and voted in Connecticut when he was not a resident. Civil penalty of $1,500 and ordered to comply with the law in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2008_224.pdf
Kansas Steven Gaedtke M 2010 General R 2015-10 Absentee/Mail Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 3 1 Steven Gaedtke pleaded* guilty in Johnson County District Court to one misdemeanor count for double voting in both Kansas and Arkansas in 2010. Two other counts were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Charges against his wife Betty were dismissed. *Plea deal: $500 fine, court costs http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article47634575.html http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article38915277.html
New Jersey Election contest: Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman v. Shahin Khalique 2016-05 Paterson municipal 2016-05 Election contest Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 7 Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman sued for a recount of the May 2016 Paterson council 2nd Ward election, which challenger Shahin Khalique won by just 19 votes, 1,400 to 1,381. Khalique had 1,009 mail-in votes while Akhtaruzzaman had 523. The number of mail ballots issued in the 2nd Ward almost doubled the total for the rest of the five wards combined. The recount increased Khalique's lead by one vote, to 20. Passaic County Superintendent of Elections Sherine El-Abd investigated allegations of mail-in voter fraud in the election and at the recount told the County Board of Elections her investigation uncovered seven confirmed incidents of mail-in voters who cast ballots but were not eligible to vote in the 2nd Ward. She said a minimum of 60 ballots were under question. Akhtaruzzaman’s campaign flagged 65 mail ballots as invalid. Allegations that voters received gifts for filling ballots were also referred to prosecutors. <see Source 5 for update> http://www.northjersey.com/news/election-official-says-she-is-probing-deluge-of-... http://patersontimes.com/2016/05/23/paterson-councilman-akhtaruzzaman-files-in-c... http://patersontimes.com/2016/05/26/judge-orders-recount-in-patersons-2nd-ward-e... http://patersontimes.com/2016/06/02/khalique-gains-1-vote-in-patersons-2nd-ward-... http://patersontimes.com/2016/09/12/majority-of-witnesses-in-patersons-2nd-ward-...
Georgia Election contest: Jack Stone v. Bayne Cole 2015-11 Hazlehurst mayoral 2015-11 Election contest Vote buying/selling Ineligible district voting 2 A judge threw out Hazlehurst’s November 2015 mayoral election results due to voter fraud. Incumbent Mayor Jack Cole lost re-election by two votes to Bayne Stone and contested the election. Cole accused Stone and his supporters of paying voters to go to the polls and helping non-residents cast ballots. The judge's order said he believed the allegations of vote buying and other irregularities, including testimony from two voters who said Stone's son paid them off the street to go cast ballots. A new election was ordered. New election ordered http://www.wtoc.com/story/30632291/hazlehurst-mayoral-election-results-overturne... http://www.walb.com/story/30517251/former-hazlehurst-mayor-contesting-election
Connecticut Alicia Primer F 2006-08 2006-09 2006-11 Democratic Primary (CT) Democratic Primary (MA) State (CT) D Multiple Voting Registration Fraud Ineligible District Voting 2 An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Primer voted in August 2006, September 2006 and November 2006 in Weston, Massachusetts and Groton, Connecticut, even though her primary residence was in Weston, Massachusetts. Primer's vote in the August 2006 race for state representative resulted in a tie. The tie was settled by a flip of a coin. Had Primer not voted, the tie would not have occurred. Based on the lack of a prior record and cooperation with investigators, the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission didn't refer her case for criminal prosecution, even though it found she violated the law by registering to vote in Connecticut while registered in Massachusetts, and subsequently voting twice in Connecticut. $4,000 fine and ordered to follow state elections law. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/2007_227.pdf
Mississippi Election Contest: Dave Ware v, Johnny DuPree 2013-06 Hattiesburg Mayoral Election Contest Voter impersonation Ineligible felon voting In the June 4, 2013 election for Hattiesburg Mayor, Dave Ware finished 37 votes behind incumbent Johnny DuPree. But that result was marred by a total breakdown in the absentee balloting process and shocking instances of illegal voting. Hundreds of absentee ballots failed to comply with mandatory provisions of Mississippi law. They were counted anyway, giving DuPree well more than his margin of victory. The evidence showed improper influence of absentee voters and lax security and recordkeeping for absentee ballots. One ballot cast by a Ware supporter simply disappeared. A 17-year-old voted absentee from the county jail. A “curbside” voter at the Dixie Pine precinct (someone too disabled to enter the polling place but who voted in person from his vehicle, with help from the poll managers) was actually a healthy 22-year-old man who was in San Antonio, Texas on Election Day. He did not vote, but someone else voted in his name. Disenfranchised felons voted, even though their prior crimes made them ineligible. Sheriff’s personnel carried one of those voters from jail to vote in person on June 4. At least four ineligible felons voted. The trial itself involved allegations of witness intimidation, jury “retaliation,” and a 9-3 verdict for Ware that somehow devolved into a deadlocked 8-4 vote. New election ordered http://hottytoddy.com/2013/08/21/big-wins-of-integrity-of-the-vote/
Texas Manuel Rodriguez III M In person Impersonation Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Manuel Rodriguez, III, admitted to voting illegally by impersonating his 101-year-old grandfather. Rodriguez is currently on supervised parole due to a felony conviction and, under Texas law, is not eligible to be registered to vote. Darrell Volkmann with the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office told reporters: “I find it extremely hard to believe that one of the election workers at that particular voting precinct, PCT 3, did not recognize Rodriguez III and recall his incarcerated past history. Rocksprings is a very small town and everyone is very aware of other’s business it seems…” https://publicinterestlegal.org/election-law-live/admitted-illegal-voting-in-tex... http://www.edwardscountysheriff.org/page.php?id=10
Wisconsin Lena Taylor (state Senator) Multiple ineligibe voters F 2011-04 Spring D Registration fraud Ineligible district voting Ineligible felon voting State senator Lena Taylor was investigated as an accessory to voter fraud after 36 individuals registered to vote at 1018 N. 35th St. in Milwaukee, a home owned by Taylor, which is adjacent to her law office and used by a non-profit as a group home. The property is only zoned for up to 8 residents in a group-home type setting. On April 5, 2011, 20 of the 36 voters registered at the address voted, and a total of 7 same day voter registrations were corroborated by the senator's mother, Lena J. Taylor, including at least one felon who was ineligible to vote. http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/lena-taylor-denies-fraud-allegation-js35a... http://mediatrackers.org/wisconsin/2011/11/22/release-sen-lena-taylor-an-accesso...
Tennessee Brenda Woods Yolanda Giles, Taletha McNeal Traylor, Amos Watkins F 2009-05 Bolivar municipal D In person Procuring illegal voters ineligible felon voting 3 3 Former Bolivar City Council member Brenda Woods was convicted of three counts of procuring illegal voters in the city's May 2009 municipal elections. Yolanda Giles, Taletha McNeal Traylor, and Amos Watkins said that during early elections Woods took them to the polls to vote for her. They testified they told Woods they had felony convictions, but she assured them they could still vote. An investigation by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation revealed the three felons had cast ballots illegally since their voting rights had not been restored. The three were granted immunity for testifying. Woods was convicted on the same charges in 2011, but was awarded a new trial on appeal two years later. As a result of her convictions, Woods can no longer vote or run for elected office. Woods was sentenced to two years of community corrections, which entails intensive community-based supervision and treatment provided by agencies contracted by the state. 2 years of community corrections http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/25029628/former-bolivar-city-official-convic... http://wreg.com/2014/05/20/former-boliver-city-councilwoman-sentenced-for-voter-...

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