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
Georgia Stephen Watson M 2008-09 Registration fraud Accused of using a nonresidential address when registering to vote. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00061085221, McIntosh County) Public reprimand and a cease and desist order https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Kentucky Pike County - Name Unknown 2010 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Charge was amended. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
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...
Washington Amy Billdt 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...
Washington John Doe7 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...
Texas Willie Howard Ray 2004 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 7 7 Willie Howard Ray pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) after being charged with seven counts of illegal possession of another's ballot in the 2004 primary election. Additional allegations included unlawfully obstructing a poll watcher, witnessing multiple ballot applications, and providing illegal assistance. *Plea deal: 8 months deferred adjudication, $200 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Bowie: 06M1309-CCL
Kentucky Donald "Champ" Maze (former Bath County Attorney) M 2006-05 Democratic primary D 2006-11 Vote buying Donald "Champ" Maze pleaded guilty on the fifth day of his trial to paying three people up to $200 to vote for him in the primary election. 21 months in federal prison http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/6579132.html http://www.dailyindependent.com/opinion/editorials/elected-indicted/article_e976... http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/10185416.html
Ohio Marc Gustafson Heather Halstead Joel Speyer Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle Michael Anne Kyle +7 others M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Marc Gustafson was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they were already registered in other states where they resided. *Plea deal: No charges filed http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2008/10/rich-new-york-democrats-commit...
Texas Veronica Saldivar Belinda Solis F 2012-05 Democratic primary General Donna ISD D 2014-08 Vote buying (federal) 1 29 Veronica Saldivar and Belinda Solis pleaded* guilty in federal court to buying votes during the May 2012 Democratic primary and the 2012 general election. A campaign manager for a Hidalgo County Commissioner bought cocaine and gave it to the two women so they could use it to entice voters. Saldivar pleaded guilty to one count of vote-buying after she admitted to buying 17 to 29 votes with cash, cocaine, beer, and cigarettes. Both women were part of a large year and a half long FBI investigation into election corruption in Hidalgo County that began in January 2013. The women were paid campaign workers, also known as politiqueras, who targeted low income areas and elderly individuals enticing them to vote for a particular candidate. Saldivar was sentenced to eight months in prison and two years of supervised release. *Plea deal: 8 months in prison plus 2 years of supervised release https://www.scribd.com/doc/238315278/Politi-Quera https://www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2014/two-campaign-workers-admit-to... http://www.breitbart.com/Texas/2014/09/1/Court-Records-Accuse-Democrats-Of-Using... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/donna-politiqueras-sentenced-after-buying-v...
Missouri Rogell Coker Jr. Keven Hayes Tracy Renee Jones Danny Lawrence Williams M 2014 General 2015-05 Petition fraud Forgery 0 Felony forgery warrants were issued for Rogell Coker Jr., Danny Lawrence Williams, and Tracy Renee Jones. Keven Hayes was also arrested in Columbia on three felony counts of forgery over fraudulent signatures on a 2014 initiative petition that unsuccessfully sought to put an early-voting proposal on the Missouri ballot. Secretary of State Jason Kander turned its investigative findings over to Boone County law enforcement officials, who filed the charges. There were 1,000 questionable signatures flagged in Boone County alone, including those of deceased individuals. Investigators allege that Hayes submitted petitions with 363 signatures from Boone County, including names of deceased individuals and three people who when contacted said they hadn't signed the petition. Hayes collected signatures on behalf of Buzzard Bay Strategies, which paid bonuses to those collecting the most signatures. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/felony-charges-filed-in-frau...

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