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 Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Tennessee Brenda Woods (former city council member and candidate for mayor) F 2009 Municipal Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance Witnesses at trial were granted immunity and testified that Woods took them to the polls at separate times to vote for her even though she knew they were felons. Convicted in 2010, but was granted a new trial and again convicted in 2014. Two years of community corrections. Prohibited from voting or running for political office. http://wreg.com/2014/03/20/felons-allowed-to-vote-former-bolivar-official-convic... http://wreg.com/2014/05/20/former-boliver-city-councilwoman-sentenced-for-voter-...
Michigan Michael McGuinness (former Oakland County Democratic Chair) Jason Bauer M 2010-11 D OTHER 6 Jason Bauer and Michael McGuinness were two Oakland County Democrats who pleaded no contest to charges related to putting fake Tea Party candidates on the Nov. 2010 election in an attempt to dilute the Republican ballot. 1 year of probation, 180 hours of community service and a $1,000 fine, in addition to court costs and other fees http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20111121/NEWS/311219932 http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20111207/NEWS/312079935
Indiana Lowell Ross Colen M 2015 Primary 2015-10 Absentee/Mail Forgery Voter intimidation/coercion 13 Lowell Ross Colen, a Rising Sun police officer, was charged with 13 felony counts of voter fraud, forgery, ghost employment, and official misconduct. Colen is accused of influencing individuals to vote in the 2015 Ohio County primary, filling out absentee applications and ballots for people not eligible to vote in the county, forging signatures on some of the applications and ballots, and submitting them to the Ohio County Clerk’s Office. Police say he was on duty and wearing his uniform while the alleged illegal activity took place. http://www.electionlawcenter.com/tag/indiana/ http://fox59.com/2015/10/21/police-officer-arrested-in-ohio-county-on-13-felony-...
Washington Douglas Mcgowan 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. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
Kentucky Wanda Moore Wilbur Graves Gary Bartley Ronald Muse F 2006-11 General 2010-06 Vote buying Wanda Moore pleaded* guilty to conspiracy to buy votes during the 2006 Monroe County general election and agreed to testify against her co-defendant, former Monroe County Judge-Executive Wilbur Graves. Tompkinsville residents Gary Bartley and Ronald Muse were also charged in the conspiracy. *Plea deal: 2 years probation http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty... http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/96184809.html
Pennsylvania Jemar Barksdale M Registration Fraud Jemar Barksdale was charged with changing 18 voter registration applications while he worked for ACORN.
Washington Nathaniel Hayden 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. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
Illinois James Eck M Multiple Voting James Eck pleaded guilty to voting twice in the same election. Charged with disegard of election code. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403882-illinois-lake-county-response.html
Ohio Betty Ann Glossop 2012-11 General 2013-02 Impersonation - deceased 1 1 Betty Ann Glossop -- ballot received after death http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hearing-held-for-2-cases-of-alleged-voter-fr... http://media2.wcpo.com/pdfs/Fraud.pdf
Georgia Bridgette Mahone F Illegal Assistance Absentee Ballot Fraud Bridgette Mahone was accused of unlawful absentee ballot assistance. Dismissed https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...

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