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 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Alabama Nathaniel Gosha (a former Russell County commissioner and Phenix City Council candidate) Lizzie Mae Perry M 2001-09 Phenix City municipal Absentee/mail Vote Selling Forgery 37 9 Nathaniel Gosha, a former Russell County commissioner and Phenix City Council candidate, was convicted of 16 felony counts of possessing forged documents, 9 felony counts of falsifying absentee ballots, and 12 misdemeanor counts of disclosing the votes of others, in a scheme to sell absentee ballots in the September 2001 municipal election. Co-defendant Lizzie Mae Perry pleaded guilty to charges of absentee ballot fraud and agreed to testify against Gosha. Gosha and Perry falsified ballots by having people sign as witnesses to absentee ballot affidavits that had not been signed or sworn by the voters, and by putting false information about the voters' places of residence on the affidavits.   90 days in jail (multiple concurrent terms), 3 years probation, $500 fines for each of 9 false ballot convictions, $100 fines for each of 12 vote disclosure misdemeanors, $5/day for each day behind bars http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=pg http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29238529.html#! http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/798132/replies?c=116
California Jason Holley Jessica Sundell M 2006 2006-10 Registration Fraud 1 0 Jason Holley and Jessica Sundell pleaded* guilty to one count of felony voter registration fraud for unlawfully registering voters without their knowledge. They acquired victims’ personal information by checking their IDs and forging voter party registration information in the victims’ name without the victims’ knowledge or consent. They were paid $10 by petition companies and campaign coordinators for each new voter form, as well as being paid separately for gathering petition signatures on statewide ballot initiatives. *Plea deal: 3 years probation http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2007/07_001.pdf http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
Florida Linda Ivery Betty Jefferson F 2010-10 Lake City municipal D 2013-04 Absentee/Mail Registration Fraud Voter intimidation/coercion 8 1 Linda Ivery was charged with six felony and two misdemeanor counts for violating election law in a scheme to elect Eugene Jefferson to a Lake City District 10 city council seat in 2010. Charges included corruptly influencing voting, conspiracy to corruptly influence voting, conspiracy to falsely obtain or falsely mark an absentee ballot, three counts of submitting false voter registrations, and three counts of obtaining an absentee ballot in violation of the law. Ivery entered pre-trial intervention. Pre-Trial Intervention - 30 months deferred prosecution, 10 hours community service, $100 prosecution costs, $250 donation to a charitable organization, barred from engaging in political or campaign activity during the deferral period, read the Florida Division of Elections Candidates Handbook and certify she has read it http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/2-arrested-on-voter-frau... http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-04-09/story/lake-city-women-arrested-ele... http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028308/02443 https://www.civitekflorida.com/ocrs/app/caseinformation.xhtml?query=HL7trn0Gjppl...
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2008 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud 1 A non-citizen was accused of registering and voting in 2008. No actions taken. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Wisconsin Lavelle Morris 2010 Ineligible felon voting 2 1 Lavelle Morris pleaded guilty to Voting by Disqualified Person (Felon) (Felony Class I). A second charge of Providing False Information to Election Official was dismissed. Morris was sentenced to 90 days incarceration. *Plea deal: 90 days in jail http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Ohio Rebecca Hammonds Ohio Organizing Collaborative F 2015 2016-05 Registration fraud Forgery 35 0 Rebecca Hammonds was indicted on 35 felony voter fraud charges - 32 counts of false voter registration and three counts of false signatures - as part of a scheme to create false voter registration documents for 35 people in Columbiana County in 2015. Hammonds worked for Ohio Organizing Collaborative, a liberal activist group that submitted suspicious voter registration forms in several counties, which were reported to the Secretary of State's office and referred to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations. http://wkbn.com/2016/05/26/east-liverpool-woman-charged-with-voter-fraud/ http://www.newsnet5.com/news/state/ohio-woman-indicted-on-35-counts-of-voter-fra... http://wksu.org/post/northeast-ohio-woman-faces-dozens-felony-charges-allegedly-...
New Jersey Floyd Tally Marty Small Ernest Storr Tracy Pijuan Luquay Zahir David Callaway Toni Dixon Dameka Cross Mark Crumble Michele Griffin Ramona Stephens Demaris Jones Ronald Harris 2009 Municipal - Democratic primary 2009-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud 9 Floyd Talley was one of 14 allegedly working alongside Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small to commit absentee ballot fraud. Talley was charged with 9 counts of voter fraud. Allegedly, voters were asked to apply for absentee ballots, but instead of letting the voters choose their own candidate, a self-proclaimed “secret army” mishandled ballots and even had a “shredding party” to dispose of votes for opposing candidates. Voters were told whom to vote for, never received their ballots — which wound up being cast anyway — or got their applications and ballots at the same time. It was alleged that some voters did not even live in the city, and used fictitious addresses in order to vote. Tally was acquitted. Acquitted http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395062-new-jersey-dcj-cases-3.html http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/atlantic-city-councilman-marty-...
Georgia Evelyn Price F 2008-06 Registration Fraud Accused of voting without having proper residence and having lied on documents. (State Elections Board Case #2007-0038, City of Jackson) $500 fine and required to pay $351.49 in investigative costs. She also received a cease and desist order and reprimand. https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Connecticut Gary Montano M Ineligible district voting A complaint was brought against Gary Montano alleging he did not reside in the district in which he voted. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that Montano had "legitimate, significant, and continuing connections" to the claimed residence and whenever "transiently relocated" he intended to return to the residence. The Commission recommended no further action be taken. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_001.pdf
Virginia Justin Skinner M 2010-06 Registration Fraud Ineligible Voting 2 Justin Skinner was charged with false statement on voter form and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Manassas County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html

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