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 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
California Kevin Keegen Emidy M 2004 Forgery Petition Fraud Registration Fraud Kevin Keegen Emidy pleaded guilty to signing fictitious or forged name to petition and fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration. 3 years of probation, 312 days in jail and restitution
Colorado Kimberly Michelle Cason F 2004 D 2004 Forgery Perjury Registration Fraud 21 Kimberly Michelle Cason was accused of being part of the ACORN registration scandal. Cason was paid by the hour to register people to vote. By falsifying registration forms, members of ACORN could allegedly bill for hours that were not worked. Cason admitted to forging signatures for her friends to vote 40 times. She was charged with 15 counts forgery, 5 counts of procuring false registration and 1 count perjury. 19 counts were dismissed. Cason pleaded guilty to 1 count procuring false registration and 1 count perjury. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/politics/governor-demands-investigation-int... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Texas Mary Comparin F 2008 General 2010-10 Impersonation Multiple Voting Registration Fraud 1 According to the arrest warrant, Mary Comparin's sister committed suicide in San Antonio in 1963, but Comparin allegedly used her late sister's name and driver's license information to vote in 2008. http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Woman-81-jailed-in-vote-frau...
Minnesota Shawn Marie Kaarbo F 2012-11 General 2013-02 In person Ineligible felon voting Registration fraud 1 1 Shawn Marie Kaarbo (aka Shawn Marie Melton and Shawn Marie Strandberg), a convicted felon, pleaded* guilty to voting while ineligible in the November 2012 general election, while still on probation. Using Election Day Registration, Kaarbo voted at a polling place in Skelton Township, at which time she completed a voter registration application and signed a certification saying she was eligible to vote. when in fact her voting rights had not been restored.  Carlton County Auditor/Treasurer Paul Gassert said that because the voter's ineligiblity was discovered after the fact, there was no way to prevent the fraudulent vote from counting. The charge, originally filed as a felony, was sentenced as a gross misdemeanor: one year of local confinement (stayed for two years) and 40 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 1 year local confinement (stayed for 2 years), 40 hours community service http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/barnum-woman-guilty-voter-fraud-1 http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/2-carlton-county-women-accused-voter-fr... http://www.pinejournal.com/content/barnum-woman-guilty-voter-fraud-0
Arizona Gina Thi Canova Peter Canova F 2008-11 General 2011-03 Multiple Voting Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 15 1 Gina Thi Canova and her husband Peter Canova were each convicted on a misdemeanor charge of attempted illegal voting for registering and voting twice in the November 2008 general election, in both Maricopa County, Arizona and Douglas County, Nevada. In 2010, Gina Canova voted in elections in both Arizona and Nevada. The Canovas were originally charged with 15 felony counts of voter fraud including false registrations, illegal voting and filing false instruments. 300 hours community service, $13,800 fine http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/12/30/arizona-nabs-double-voter... http://www.azfamily.com/story/28334496/pair-arrested-for-voter-fraud
Florida Election contest: Bruce Guyton v. Lynne Hubbard 2016-03 Riviera Beach municipal 2016-04 Election contest Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 3 Incumbent Bruce Guyton challenged the results of the March 2016 Riviera Beach City Council race that ended in a tie between him and Lynne Hubbard, claiming that three absentee ballots casts by relatives of Hubbard should be thrown out. Guyton says there is proof that Hubbard’s nephew and two brothers don’t live at her house, as listed in their voter registration. Hubbard won a scheduled runoff election in May 2017, ending the contest. Runoff election: Guyton lost http://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/riviera-beach/hearing-set-fo... http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/riviera-beach-counc... http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/election-fraud-trial-starts-i... http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/news/documents/2016/04/21/4-14-16_Complaint.p... http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/hubbard-tops-guyton-ending-bitter...
Arizona Peter Canova III Gina Thi Canova M 2008-11 General 2011-03 Multiple Voting Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 15 1 Peter Canova and his wife Gina Thi Canova were each convicted on a misdemeanor charge of attempted illegal voting for registering and voting twice in the November 2008 general election, in both Maricopa County, Arizona and Douglas County, Nevada. The Canovas were originally charged with 15 felony counts of voter fraud including false registrations, illegal voting and filing false instruments. 200 hours community service, $9,200 fine, 2 years unsupervised probation http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/12/30/arizona-nabs-double-voter... http://www.azfamily.com/story/28334496/pair-arrested-for-voter-fraud
Florida Michel Pawlowski M 2010 2012 Generals, Primary 2013-06 Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 1 3 Michel Pawlowski, a Federal Emergency Management Agency official, was charged with false swearing, submission of false voter registration information, a third-degree felony, in connection with a voter fraud case in St. Johns County. Pawlowski signed a voter registration form in which he reported his legal address in St. Augustine Beach and voted by absentee ballot in the general election in November 2010 and the presidential primary and general election in 2012. http://www.news4jax.com/news/local/fema-official-charged-in-voter-fraud-case https://historiccity.com/2013/staugustine/news/florida/father-of-commissioner-ar... CALL CLERK AND ASK FOR STATUS (904) 819-3600
Maryland Linda Earlette Wells F 2012-11 General 2013-07 In Person Impersonation - deceased Registration fraud-impersonation 3 1 Maryland state prosecutors indicted a Montgomery County woman, Linda Earlette Wells, of Winding Creek Place in Germantown, for reactivating her deceased mother's voter registration and casting a provisional ballot under her name in the 2012 General Election.  Wells, 67, was charged with impersonating a voter in order to register in the name of the voter, attempting to vote under a false name and impersonating another person in an attempt to vote.  In September 2013, Wells pleaded* guilty to voting fraudulently in the 2012 presidential election. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Paul Weinstein sentenced her to probation before judgment.  According to a statement of facts that Wells agreed to when pleading guilty, she was not registered to vote in Maryland at the time of the election, but was actually registered to vote in Florida. *Plea deal: Probation, for 1 count of voting fraudulently http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bs-md-illegal-voting-ind... http://osp.maryland.gov/2014/02/27/2013-jul-30-linda-earlette-wells-indictment/ http://osp.maryland.gov/2014/02/27/2013-sept-11-linda-earlette-wells-agreed-stat...
Ohio Election contest: Dennis Flores v. Ryan Horn 2015-05 Democratic primary D 2015-07 Registration fraud Ineligible district voting Vote buying The integrity of the election process was compromised during the May Democratic primary contest that saw Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores lose his re-election bid in the 2nd Ward race to challenger Ryan Horn by one vote, Flores’ attorney said during opening statements Tuesday in a trial that could overturn those results. The allegations include false registration, bribery, illegal voting, inducing illegal voting and making false signatures. Attorney Gerald Phillips told county Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski that the “substantial irregularities” don’t appear to have come from how the county Board of Elections ran the election. Instead, Phillips argued, “a number of electors unlawfully, illegally voted for Mr. Horn.” Effectively, Horn’s father, bail bondsman Tony Horn, “bought the election, he rigged the election in favor of his son,” Phillips said. On the night of the election, Flores was in the lead by a vote of 151 to 131, according to unofficial elections results, but when provisional ballots were counted, Horn pulled ahead with a total of 153 votes to 152 votes for Flores. A third candidate in the race, Joseph Smith, received a total of 100 votes… Phillips and Flores have raised questions about whether several people who cast ballots in the race actually lived where they claimed to live and whether those people claimed addresses owned by Tony Horn or his associates. http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20150707/lawyers-spar-over-lorains-wa... http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2015/07/08/lorain-council-election-suit-put-o...

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