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 Ramon "Ray" Guillen (Former precinct committee member) M 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D 2005 Absentee/Mail 4 Ramon "Ray" Guillen, precinct committee member, 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. Witnesses charged that he gave them absentee ballot applications. Charged with four felonies, two of receiving a prepared ballot, one of examining a ballot and one count of delivering a ballot. Pleaded guilty to 1 count of fraudulent application for ballots, a felony. Other counts dismissed. 1 year of probation and 50 hours community service
Kansas Lincoln L. Wilson M 2010 2012 2014 R 2015 Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 3 3 Lincoln L. Wilson registered to vote and voted in both Goodland, Kansas, and Hale, Colorado in the same elections in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Michigan Salim Ahmed Armani Asad, Mohammed Russell M 2013-08 Hamtramck municipal primary 2013-09 Absentee/Mail 21 21 Salim Ahmed, Armani Asad, and Mohammed Russell were charged with a total of 41 counts of felony voter fraud for illegally possessing and returning 48 absentee ballots during Hamtramck's August 2013 primary election. It is a felony to possess or return absentee ballots unless you are the person voting, the voter's family member, a mail carrier, or an authorized official. Ahmed was charged with 21 counts, each of the charges carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.
Florida Deszi Marquis Hayes M 2016-11 General Ineligible felon voting 1 Deszi Marquis Hayes, a convicted felon serving time in the Indian River County Jail, illegally voted by mail from jail in the 2016 general election. Hayes submitted a vote-by-mail ballot to the Supervisor of Elections Office, which was accepted and the inmate's votes counted.
Washington Stanley Morris M 1 Records received from Snohomish County Washington did not indicate the specific accusation. From a list of almost 200 voter fraud cases that occurred since June 2007, only one person was charged. According to the prosecutor's office, the remainder of the cases were not prosecuted and no records were kept on the type of specific charge for the unprosecuted cases.
Indiana Florentino Guillen (city employee) M 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D 2006 Absentee Ballot Fraud Ineligible district voting Perjury 3 1 Florentino Guillen, city school custodian, 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. Admitted in court that he listed a false address on his absentee ballot application, the address of his cousin, Ray Guillen, and that he picked up his absentee ballot application from the mayor's campaign headquarters. Charged with 1 count of fraudulent application for ballots, 1 count voting in other precinct, 1 count perjury. Pleaded guilty to voting in other precinct, a misdemeanor. Other counts dismissed. 1 year of probation
North Carolina Willie Williams Jr. Flake Huggins Rhonda Williams Christopher Williams M 2011-11 Statesville municipal runoff Illegal voting 1 1 Three family members of Statesville Ward 6 City Councilman Flake Huggins – sister Rhonda Williams, brother-in-law Willie Williams Jr. and nephew Christopher Williams – were indicted for one count each of illegally voting in the November 2011 runoff election. Christopher Williams also faces an obstruction of justice charge. All of these charges are felonies. According to North Carolina General Statute 15A-1340.17, Class H and Class I felony convictions carry minimum prison sentences of three and four months respectively.
New York John Thompson (former undersheriff) M R 2003 Petition Fraud 13 Former Undersheriff John Thompson was charged with 7 felonies and 6 misdemeanors, with counts ranging from forgery to conspiracy, related to falsifying campaign petitions to get candidates on the ballot. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of misconduct with campaign petitions.
Texas Don Taylor M Don Taylor was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Mississippi Jasper Buggs, Sr. M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Jasper Buggs, Sr. was charged with 1 count of voter fraud and 2 counts of bribery in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to two counts and one was dismissed. (Case #BK2008-005, Circuit Court, Benton County) 5 years, with first year under house arrest and 4 years post-release supervision. Pay $3,522.50


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