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 Type2sort descending Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia Pat Winslett Winslett was accused of voting by an unqualified elector. $200 fine, cease and desist order and a public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Mississippi Peggy Brown F 2009-04 According to The Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00035, a complaint was filed against Peggy Brown on 4/6/09. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Pennsylvania Yesino Bravo (election official) M 2010-03 Yesino Bravo was charged with frauds by election officer. Dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394708-pennsylvania-lackawanna-county-res...
Washington Emnet Asalefew 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 Richard Byers M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Richard Byers was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
New York John Brown Anthony DiFiglio William McInerney Anthony Renna John Brown Clement Campana Gary Galuski Michael LoPorto Ed McDonough Kevin McGrath M 2009-09 Working Families Party Primary D Absentee/mail John Brown, a former Troy City Councilman, faced the prospect of seven years in jail for his role in ballot forgeries related to the 2009 Working Families Party primary. A plea* deal sought to reduce those charges in exchange for his cooperation. Brown, with his attorney Jennifer C. Zegarelli, pled to felony possession of a forged instrument --the absentee ballot for David Daniel. When the investigation into the Democrats' activities started to heat up, Brown concocted a scheme in which he tried to convince WFP members to put out a press release blaming the entire scandal on former city DPW Commissioner Bob Mirch, a Republican. Brown was sentenced to six months in jail. *Plea deal: 6 months in jail https://web.archive.org/web/20130316033640/http://menrec.com/four-ny-democrats-s... http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20111221/NEWS/312219994
Arkansas Deshay Lorenzo Parker III (former Justice of the Peace) M 2011 State House Primary, Runoff and General 2012-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud Eric Fontain Cox, Amos Sanders, Lisa Burns, Deshay Lorenzo Parker III and Leroy Grant were charged with using absentee ballots to defraud an election official during three special elections in 2011. Special Prosecuting Attorney H.G. Foster of Conway filed the charges after a nearly year-long investigation that resulted in four others, including former state lawmaker Hudson Hallum, pleading guilty in federal court to felony charges. Hallum, D-Marion, along with his father, Kent Hallum, West Memphis city councilman Phillip Wayne Carter and West Memphis police officer Sam Malone entered guilty pleas in 2012 to charges they plotted to bribe absentee voters to cast ballots for Hallum. http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/sep/25/five-more-face-charges-voter-frau... http://katv.com/archive/still-eligible-to-serve
Ohio Ernestine Strickland F 2012-11 General 2013-02 Ineligible district voting 1 1 Ernestine Strickland -- lives in Tennessee, but allegedly voted in Hamilton County while staying for six months with family members in Colerain Township http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hearing-held-for-2-cases-of-alleged-voter-fr... http://media2.wcpo.com/pdfs/Fraud.pdf
Ohio Jacqueline Maiden (Board of Elections Coordinator) F 2004 General OTHER Jacqueline Maiden and Kathleen Dreamer, election board members, were accused of election crimes related to a ballot recount following the 2004 presidential election. Maiden and Dreamer were convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the sentence was overturned and they were granted a retrial. Both ultimately pleaded no contest. Initially sentenced to 18 months in prison, but that was later overturned. Ultimately pleaded no contest and put in diversion program. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2007/11/05/cleveland_recount.html
California Jessica Sundell Jason Holley F 2006 2006-10 Registration Fraud 1 0 Jessica Sundell and Jason Holley 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

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