True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort ascending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Mississippi Clint Moffitt (former candidate for Benton County Sheriff) Lillie Jean Norton Ada Tucker M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff D Vote Buying 2 Clint Moffit, candidate for Benton County Sheriff, was charged with 1 count of voter fraud and 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud. 5 year sentence with the first two years to be served in a Mississippi Department of Corrections facility, the third year under house arrest and two years of post-release supervision. $5,000 fine. http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://djournal.com/news/benton-county-voter-fraud/ http://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO66689.pdf
Minnesota John Robert Albertson M 2008-11 General 2011-11 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 John Robert Albertson was charged with voting while ineligible in the November 2008 general election. Albertson had been convicted and sentenced for the felony offense of theft. He was placed on probation. As a condition of the probation agreement, he did not have the right to vote while on felony probation. Records from the Dakota County Auditor's office indicate that he voted Nov. 4, 2008 - at a time when he was still on probation. Albertson was one of 30 Dakota County residents charged in Dakota County District Court with either voting while ineligible or registering to vote while ineligible. http://www.hastingsstargazette.com/content/four-hastings-residents-charged-voter...
Texas Benito Aranda Jr. Mark Homero Almaraz M 2012-05 Primary 2014-04 Ineligible ? 1 1 Benito Aranda Jr. of Alice and Mark Homero Almaraz of San Diego were arrested for illegally voting in Jim Wells County in the May 2012 Primary Election, an election in which they knew they were not eligible to vote, a second degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in jail, as well as a fine of up to $10,000. https://web.archive.org/web/20140917211814/http://www.alicetx.com/news/article_a...
Connecticut John Gauger, Jr. (primary candidate) M Absentee/Mail Gauger, a primary candidate, voted an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $100 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Washington Richard Lindblom 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...
Florida Ricardo Knight M 2000-11 General Non-citizen voting 1 1 Ricardo Knight, a legal permanent resident living in Miami-Dade County, was convicted of voter fraud after admitting to immigration officials that he had illegally voted in the 2000 presidential election. 1 year probation, $500 fine http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-11-11/news/fl-non-citizen-voted-20121111_1...
Kentucky Chester Jones (former chairman of the Perry County Democratic Executive Committee, former state representative, former circuit court clerk, and candidate for county school board) Sherman Neace M 2008 General D 2009-06 Vote Buying 2 Chester Jones and Sherman Neace, public officials, reportedly diverted $7,500 from the State Democratic Party to buy votes for themselves. Jones acquired 75 counter checks from the local bank, leaving the payee blank, and he and Neace distributed checks for $100 to buy votes. Pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting mail fraud. 12 months of incarceration http://www.kentucky.com/latest-news/article44002317.html http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/recent_news/ex-official-pleads-guilty-to-vot... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/louisville/press-releases/2009/lo062409a.htm http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca6/10-5598/11a0078n-06-201...
Virginia Melvin Jones M 2011-02 Registration Fraud Ineligible Voting 2 Melvin Jones was charged with false statement on voter form and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Nottoway County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Washington Tyler Dawson 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...
Wisconsin Leonard K. Brown M 2011 2012 Multiple 2013-03 Ineligible district voting 5 5 Leonard K. Brown pleaded* guilty to illegally voting five times in 2011 and 2012 in West Milwaukee, when in fact he did not have residency there. The illegal ballots were cast April 5, 2011; and Feb. 21, April 2, June 5, and Nov. 6, 2012. Brown was convicted of five felonies and now is prohibited from voting until his civil rights are restored. Brown was also charged separately for voting twice in the November 2012 presidential election, in person in Milwaukee on Election Day and by absentee ballot in West Milwaukee four days earlier, and with making a false statement to an election official on election day. Brown was among 10 people charged in March 2013 with a variety of charges related to voter fraud. http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/milwaukee-man-pleads-guilty-to-five-counts-of... http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/prosecutors-charge-10-with-voter-fraud-4t... http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/prosecutors-investigating-two-suspected-cases...

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