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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Mississippi Joseph Wages M 2011-08 According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-11-00067, a complaint pertaining to "election fraud" was filed against Joseph Wages on 8/4/11. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Minnesota Adam Charles Bromander M 2011 Ineligible felon voting 1 Bromander, a convicted felon, reportedly voted when his civil rights had not been restored. http://www.twincities.com/2011/08/17/richfield-man-among-6-accused-of-illegal-vo... http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/6-face-charges-illegal-voting-duluth-ir...
Georgia Anthony Sparks (campaign official) Carleton Vines Albert Palmour Dorothy Gilreath Steve Chappelear Sidney Johnson Lois Reed M 2006 General Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Carleton Vines and his accomplices (Albert Palmour, Dorothy Gilreath, Steve Chappelear, Sidney Johnson, Lois Reed, and Anthony Sparks) ran an absentee ballot fraud operation designed to rig the 2006 election in which Vines won election as a State Court Judge. Vines’s co-conspirators acted as “runners,” illegally “assisting” voters in filling out their absentee ballots. In many cases, ballots were transported by the conspirators to Vines’s law office before being subsequently mailed. The group signed a consent decree with the state board of election, acknowleding their actions and accepting a public reprimand. Ordered to cease and desist from further violations of the Election Code, publicly reprimanded. http://www.atlantaunfiltered.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Carleton-Vines-conse...
New Hampshire Mark William Ross M 2006-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Mark William Ross because he reportedly registered and voted on Election Day for the first time without photo identification, and the United States Post Office returned a verification letter sent to his address as undeliverable. His identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Ross was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/372490-new-hampshire-cases.html
Iowa Kenneth Yanda M Kenneth Yanda was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Texas Unnamed Hill County voters 2016-03 Primary Absentee/Mail Multiple voting 1 743 The Texas Secretary of State referred complaints regarding illegal voting in the March 2016 primary election in Hill County to the Office of the Attorney General after finding that as many as 1743 more votes were cast than there were voters in the election, that 6-7 voters voted twice, and one voter voted as many as four times. Hill County Elections Administrator Patsy Damschen attributed the excess votes to double counting of absentee ballots. http://4580-presscdn-0-3.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-0... http://www.empowertexans.com/around-texas/texas-sos-ag-launch-criminal-investiga... http://hillsbororeporter.com/petition-filed-to-examine-local-voting-inaccuracies...
Virginia Owen "Dude" Sharrett (former director of the town's Parks and Recreation Department) Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee/Mail Owen "Dude" Sharrett was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. Pleaded guilty January 2007. http://www.roanoke.com/webmin/news/top-cop-mayor-indicted/article_ce4fc42f-6931-... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm
New Jersey John Fernandez Samuel Gonzalez (husband of Teresa Ruiz) John Fernandez Gianine Narvaez Edwin Cruz Jonathon Kowalski Antonio Santana Joaquin Caceres Angel Colon Sorinette Rosario 2007-11 General Assembly/State Senate (state Sen. Teresa Ruiz) D Absentee/mail Impersonation Forgery John Fernandez, 61, of Belleville, was found guilty by a Mercer County jury of submitting ballots on behalf of voters in the Nov. 6, 2007, general election without their knowledge. The jury convicted him of conspiracy, election fraud, absentee ballot fraud, tampering with public records or information and forgery. He helped collect ballots on behalf of Teresa Ruiz, who won the election and still serves in the Senate. Fernandez, who worked for the Essex County Department of Economic Development, was sentenced to five years in state prison, ordered to forfeit his job, and permanently barred from public employment in the state. 5 years in state prison, ordered to forfeit his county job and permanently barred from public employment in the state. http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/12/man_charged_in_essex_county_vo.html http://www.northjersey.com/news/belleville-s-fernandez-found-guilty-of-election-... http://www.theobserver.com/2013/01/five-year-sentence-in-voter-fraud-trenton-the...
Kansas Shawnee County - Names Unknown 2005 Absentee Ballot Fraud Voter Suppression Campaign workers were accused of picking up voted ballots and not delivering them to the election office. Referred to law enforcement, not pursued. (4 cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Georgia Frank Fletcher M 2007-06 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385 (a), § 21-2-385 (b) and § 21-2-574, pertaining to absentee ballots. (State Elections Board Case #2006-27, Lamar County) $600 fine, cease and desist order and reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...

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