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
Florida Troy Shivdayal M Non-citizen voting Troy Shivdayal was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. Pleaded. (United states v. Shivdayal; 0:04-CR-60164) 1 year of probation and $250 fine http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Kentucky Brent Madon (son of Robert Madon, former mayor of Pineville, KY) Robert L. Madon (former mayor of Pineville, KY) M 2006 Mayoral Vote Buying Brent Madon conspired with his father, Robert L. Madon, to buy votes that helped Robert Madon win the 2006 mayoral election. Brent Madon paid people $10 to $20 to cast early, absentee votes for his father. Robert L. Madon won the election, partly on the strength of absentee votes. 12 months in jail, 3 years of supervised release, with the first six months on home incarceration http://www.electionjournal.org/2009/08/17/former-mayor-sentenced-to-20-months-fo...
Oregon Juanita Donaldson F 2004-04 Petition Fraud Juanita Donaldson submitted signatures for a petition where 80 percent were invalid. Several signers claimed not to have signed. Convicted of False Certification of an Initiative Petition. 3 years of probation, 6 months in work-release center, 40 hours of community service and a $107 unitary assessment. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Connecticut Joan A. Forte F D Absentee/mail Illegal Assistance Prior to a Democratic Town Committee primary, Forte filled in the upper portion of the Form ED-3, "Application for Absentee Ballot," for individuals who reside in public housing in New Haven, Connecticut. Under General Statutes, Forte was required to sign these applications but failed to do so. Forte entered a consent agreement, saying that she would pay a civil penalty of $500 and in the future comply with the requirements. Civil penalty of $500 and in the future comply with the requirements.
Indiana Levones Tolbert (former East Chicago Councilman) M 2003 Democratic primary D 2005-10 Vote buying East Chicago Councilman Levones Tolbert pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized polling place entry after being charged with offering money in exchange for votes, among other offenses. *Plea deal: 30 days probation http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/ex-councilman-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud/art... http://www.indianabarrister.com/archives/2005/10/lake_county_vote_fraud_sting_g....
Virginia Kevin Lee Sharrett Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee/Mail Kevin Lee 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 December 2006. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm
Mississippi Ray Boswell M Ray Boswell, of Lauderdale County, was accused of voter fraud.
New Jersey Rigo Rodriguez Rigo Rodriguez Lissette Rodriguez Juan Jimenez Belkis M. Cespedes Ana Vely-Gomez Lucia A. Guzman Inocencio Jimenez Jose Ramon Ruiz Dalila Rodriguez Octavio A. Dominguez Juana A. Gil Jose E. Gonzalez Loudes Inoa Ricardo A. Fermin-Cepeda Wilson A. Torres M 2010-05 Paterson city council D 2010-12 Absentee/mail Forgery Witness tampering Pre-Trial Intervention http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases10/pr20101202b.html http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/2014/10/ex-paterson_councilman_wife_i...
New Hampshire Aaron Joseph Burns M 2008-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Aaron Joseph Burns because he reportedly registered and voted for the first time on Election Day 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. Burns was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403928-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
Kansas Decatur County - Names Unknown Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Nursing home residents' ballots voted by adult children. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html

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