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
Indiana Dwaine Lay M 2003 Democratic Mayoral Primary Perjury 2 Dwaine Lay 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 2 counts perjury. All charges dismissed Dismissed
Wisconsin Alexander Todd Hamilton M Ineligible felon voting Alexander Todd Hamilton was accused of knowingly voting while being an unqualified, convicted felon. Pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to two years probation and $500 in fines. 2 years of probation and $500 in fines
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
Georgia Charlie Mack Wooten Olivia Pearson James Curtis Hicks Evelyn Griffin M 2012-11 General 2016-05 Illegal assistance Charlie Mack Wooten, Douglas Mayor Pro-Tem Olivia Pearson, James Curtis Hicks, and Evelyn Griffin were charged with voter fraud during the November 2012 General Election. An investigation conducted by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office revealed that Pearson, Wooten, Hicks and Griffin illegally provided assistance to voters who were not physically disabled or illiterate. All four entered “not guilty” pleas in Coffee County Superior Court and are expected to go to trial in October 2016. http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/four-individuals-accused-voter-fraud-enter... http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/mayor-pro-tem-three-others-arrested-electi...
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...
California Richard Anthony Floyd M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Richard Anthony Floyd and 11 others were charged with fraudulently deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud. Floyd pleaded guilty and served 3 years of probation. 3 years of probation. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
Florida Greg "Charlie" Burke (former county commission member) M 2008 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 2 1 Greg “Charlie” Burke was charged with two counts, false registration/false swearing and submitting false registration information, and found guilty of voter fraud in the third degree, a felony, for living and voting in one county while holding elected office in another. 2 years probation, $6,994 fines/court costs and repayment of salary http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/CandidateSentenced_WaltonCountyFlorida.pdf https://www.civitekflorida.com/ocrs/app/caseinformation.xhtml?query=w4PsXXEXypBK...
Kansas Jerrald Alan Chesser M 2010-11 Multiple Voting 1 Chesser was accused of voting in both Marshall County, Kansas, and Nebraska in November 2010 elections. Referred to county attorney; under investigation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403896-kansas-sos-4th-response-with-cases...

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