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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Cathleen Branom 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 Christina Lichtenberger F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 2 2 Christina Lichtenberger pleaded* guilty to two counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegal possession of a ballot and unlawful assistance (TEC 64.036 and 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. *Plea deal: i year deferred adjudication, $1000 fine and court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Duval/Live Oak: 20080, 20081
Maine Delmer Terrill M 2009-11 2010 Multiple Voting 2 1 Accused of voting in two adjacent Maine towns on November 3, 2009. Indicted on 1 count of voting twice in the same election; 1 count making a false statement or false oath. Maine Attorney General’s Office agreed to drop the more serious charge of voting twice in the same election in exchange for Terrill’s guilty plea. Pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor voter registration violation. 12 days to be served in the alternate sentencing program http://bangordailynews.com/2010/06/11/news/man-changes-plea-in-voter-fraud-case/ http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403897-maine-ag-response-with-cases.html
Washington Larry Otto M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Larry Otto was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Ohio Carmen Lockhart 2012-11 General Non-citizen voting 1 Non-citizens Carmen Lockhart, Bernus Charmont and Jean Gobeil, of Hamilton County, were each charged with one count of voting illegally in the November 2012 election. Prosecutor Joseph Deters said Lockhart, Charmont and Gobeil are all in this country legally but they are non-citizens and, therefore, ineligible to vote. If convicted, they face up to 18 months in prison. http://www.wlwt.com/news/3-accused-of-voter-fraud-in-hamilton-county/26884924
Kansas Wyandotte County - Names Unknown 2002 Absentee Ballot Fraud Fraudulent advance ballot applications. Crimes alleged: perjury. Actions taken: referred to district attorney. (50 cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Texas Maria Dora Flores F 2006 Primary Illegal assistance Voter intimidation/coercion 2 2 Maria Flores pleaded* guilty to two counts of illegal voting for marking voters' ballots without the voters' consent (TEC 64.012). *Plea deal: 2 years deferred probation, $750 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Nueces: 06-CR-2166-B
Connecticut Damon B. Smith M 2004-11 Multiple Voting A complaint was made that Damon Smith may have voted in two towns during the November 2004 state election. Smith was registered in two towns simultaneously since 1985 because he did not provide registrars with his prior voting address when he moved. He was removed from the list in the town where he no longer lived. Complaint was dismissed. Dismissed
Ohio Christine Macklin F General 2013-05 Absentee/mail Impersonation 1 1 Christine Macklin of Bond Hill is accused of illegally voting from 2008 through 2012 for Mr. Eugene Rienzo, a severely disabled man for whom she was guardian. Macklin allegedly voted Rienzo’s absentee ballot after being disallowed to vote for him at the Board of Elections on October 2, 2012, the first day of early voting. Macklin was subpoenaed to appear before the Hamilton County Board of Elections on May 15, 2013 but did not show. http://www.ohiolibertycoalition.org/ohio-vip-investigation-uncovers-2-new-cases-...
Connecticut Michael Weinberg M Ineligible district voting Michael Weinberg and wife Helene Barbara Weinberg lived in a home in Roxbury while simultaneously maintaining a home in New York City. A neighbor accused the couple of not living in Roxbury, and therefore illegally voting in the 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 elections. The neighbor also accused the couple of attempting to disenfranchise the votes of other Roxbury residents by sending out an email indicating that one could register and vote in Roxbury if they paid taxes there, and that they didn't necessarily have to live there. The State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that the couple did qualify as residents of Roxbury, and didn't send out the email with the intent of disenfranchising anybody's vote, despite the incorrect legal advice. The matter was dismissed Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_122.pdf

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