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 Sentencesort descending Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia James Parker M 2008-09 Registration fraud Accused of using a nonresidential address when registering to vote. (State Elections Board Case # 2008-00061085221, McIntosh County) Public reprimand and a cease and desist order https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Georgia Stephen Watson M 2008-09 Registration fraud Accused of using a nonresidential address when registering to vote. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00061085221, McIntosh County) Public reprimand and a cease and desist order https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Georgia Edwin Morris Alexia Williams M 2008 Chatham County Commission Petition fraud 1 0 The Georgia State Election Board imposed penalties against Edwin Morris and Alexia Williams in 2011 for their roles in forging signatures to get David Osborne on the 2008 Chatham County Commission ballot. Public reprimand, 10-year suspension from campaign involvement, $300 fine http://m.savannahnow.com/news/2011-11-17/state-board-fines-two-more-election-pet...
Connecticut Eva Corrigan F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Corrigan, who worked at a convalescent home, was accused of neglecting to provide information about herself, as required by law, such as her signature, when she helped people with their absentee ballot applications. Received a civil penalty of $100. Ordered to comply with the law in the future.
Connecticut Mary Oleynick (former member of Democratic Town Committee) F D Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Oleynick, a campaign volunteer, was accused of violating procedures for assisting people with absentee ballots and applications. The accusations were raised by a candidate who complained that fraud had taken place because more people voted absentee than usual. Received a civil penalty of $5,000. Lost eligibility for certain election jobs. Ordered to resign from the Democratic Town Committee. Agreed not to solicit or assist with absentee ballots in the future.
Idaho Kay Annette Hansen F Multiple Voting Accused of voting twice in the Greater Boise Auditorium District candidate election in 2011. Charged with attempting to vote when not qualified or to repeat vote. Pleaded guilty. Received withheld judgment and was given a $287.50 fine and 16 hours of community service.
Mississippi Ike Brown (former chair of the Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee) Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee M 2003 Democratic primary D 2005-02 Section 2, Voting Rights Act violation Vote dilution Absentee/Mail Ike Brown, along with the Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee which he chaired starting in 2000 and the Noxubee County Election Commission, were found to have violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act by systematically and intentionally disenfranchising white voters. The U.S. proved that Brown and his co-defendants rigged the Democratic primary voting process against white voters by manipulating voter rolls, tampering with absentee ballots, making threats to ban some whites from voting, miscounting ballots to ensure white candidates lost, and committing other discriminatory acts. The landmark case marked the first time the federal government used the 1965 Voting Rights Act to protect the rights of white voters. When violations continued during the August 2007 Democratic primary, the court appointed a Referee-Administrator to organize the county’s Democratic primary elections until November 20, 2011; limited the role that defendants could play in supervising future primary elections; and directed poll managers to apply Mississippi’s election laws in counting ballots and preventing improper voter assistance. The 2007 ruling and remedial order were affirmed by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2009. Referee-Administrator appointed to organize county Democratic primaries through November 20, 2011; defendants' role in supervising future primaries limited; poll managers directed to apply Mississippi’s election laws in counting ballots and preventing improper voter assistance. http://www.leagle.com/decision/2007934494FSupp2d440_1892/U.S.%20v.%20BROWN http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions%5Cpub%5C07/07-60588-CV0.wpd.pdf https://www.justice.gov/crt/cases-raising-claims-under-section-11b-voting-rights... https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/crt/legacy/2010/12/15/noxubee_comp_0... https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/crt/legacy/2010/12/15/noxubee_remedi...
Connecticut Abraham Omonte M 2002 Democratic primaries D Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 2 2 Abraham Omonte was ordered to remove his name from the Bridgeport voting list after the commission determined he did not live on Berkshire Avenue, even though he voted in the March 2002 Democratic Town Committee primary and the May 2002 delegate primary for the 23rd state Senate district. Removed from Bridgeport voting list http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
Iowa Robert Christian Shoaff M Robert Christian Shoaff was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Residential facility http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Maine Donald Wright M 2009-11 2011 Multiple Voting 2 1 Accused of voting early and on Election Day during the same election in 2009. He had "cognitive issues" and may not have remembered that he already voted, according to an email from Maine assistant attorney general Leanne Robbin. He was charged with voting more than once and with making a false statement. Resolved through filing agreement; charges would be dismissed if he completed 60 hours of community service or gave $600 to a non-profit approved by the Attorney General's Office. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403897-maine-ag-response-with-cases.html

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