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 Source2sort descending Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Sharon Walker F 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...
Texas Richard Alan Collier M 2012-11 General Absentee/mail Multiple voting 1 1 Richard Alan Collier pleaded* guilty to the offense of Attempt to Commit Illegal Voting for voting twice in the November 2012 general election, in both Minnesota and Texas. Collier requested and submitted absentee ballots to vote in both Anoka County, Minnesota and Galveston County, Texas. Voting officials in Galveston County received a tip that Collier had posted a Facebook message about voting twice in that election. The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office recovered voting records and documents from both counties. Collier was convicted of the offense as a misdemeanor and the punishment assessed was a $4,000.00 fine. *Plea deal: $4,000 fine http://thepolicenews.net/default.aspx?act=Newsletter.aspx&category=News%201-2&ne...
Kansas Lyon County - Name Unknown 2008 Registration Fraud A non-citizen was accused of being registered to vote. Referred to county attorney, not pursued. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Arizona Margarito Blancas M 2005-07 Registration Fraud 1 Margarito Blancas was charged with one count of presentment of false instrument for filing when he registered to vote despite not being a U.S. citizen. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/369339-arizona-case-blancas-dc.html
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Alejandro Guerrero (deceased 2007) 2012-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Alejandro Guerrero to vote in person in 2012, even though Mr. Guerrero died in 2007. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Oregon Kim West F 2000-07 Petition Fraud 1 Kim West allegedly submitted forged signatures on an initiative petition. Charged with 1 count of making false statements under election laws. Pleaded guilty. 3 years of probation,160 hours of community service, a $500 fine, a $714 assessment and was barred from collecting signatures during probation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Texas Christine Thomas Shank F 2010-11 General Illegal assistance 1 1 Christine Thomas Shank pleaded* guilty to one count of unlawful assistance (TEC 64.036) in the 2010 general election. *Plea deal: 1 year deferred adjudication/community supervision, 20 hours community service, $500 fine, $332 court costs, prohibited from assisting voters http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Brazos: 11-05590-CRM-CCL1
Georgia Stephen Bell M Petition Fraud Stephen Bell was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in the presence of a notary. Notaries did not notarize in the presence of affiants. https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Wisconsin Troy A. Schiller M 2016-04 Primary 2016-07 Multiple voting 1 1 Troy Schiller was charged with felony voter fraud for voting twice in the April 2016 primary election, once in Pittsville where he was registered to vote, and once in Dexter where he voted via same day registration. If convicted, Schiller faces a maximum sentence of 3.5 years in prison. http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/story/news/2016/08/01/dexter-man-faces-vot...
Washington Dana Shoemaker Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Dana Shoemaker was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...

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