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 Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia Eldon Glenn Carter M 2011 Petition Fraud Nomination petition fraud. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00661107280; Appling County) $200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Texas Pauline Cusack (election official) F There were reportedly voting irregularities in a Gillsepie County election that Pauline Cusack oversaw. Case declined for prosecution. Letter sent to Secretary of State.
Michigan Michael McGuinness (former Oakland County Democratic Chair) Jason Bauer M 2010-11 D OTHER 6 Jason Bauer and Michael McGuinness were two Oakland County Democrats who pleaded no contest to charges related to putting fake Tea Party candidates on the Nov. 2010 election in an attempt to dilute the Republican ballot. 1 year of probation, 180 hours of community service and a $1,000 fine, in addition to court costs and other fees http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20111121/NEWS/311219932 http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20111207/NEWS/312079935
Connecticut Richard Hofer M Ineligible district voting Richard Hofer voted twice in the town of Sherman, a town where he wasn't a resident. He voted once based on being on the tax records for the two properties he owned, and after discussing it with a local elections official, voted again in the name of his family's limited liability partnership. The State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Hofer wasn't trying to fraudulently vote, and made an honest mistake. Mr. Hofer wasn't penalized.
Ohio Shannon Marie Davis Registration Fraud 2 Shannon Marie Davis was charged with 1 count false registration and 1 count voter registration fraud. Pleaded guilty to false registration. Other count dismissed. 90 days either in jail or in a minimum-security facility
Connecticut Mamie Jackson M Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Jackson, a campaign volunteer, was accused of not signing absentee ballot applications she assisted with, as required by law. She was also accused of being present while people voted absentee ballots, a violation of state laws, because she was an agent of a political party. Civil penalty of $5,000, reduced to $500 due to financial hardship. Ordered not to assist with absentee ballot applications or distribute absentee ballots for two years. Ordered not to be present when people are filling out absentee ballots or to take them and to comply with the law in the future.
Wisconsin Austin Thompson M Registration Fraud Austin Thompson was accused of voter fraud by registering and voting even though they lived in a hotel.
Mississippi Billy Brasel M 2010-09 According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-10-00054, a complaint was filed against Billy Brasel on 9/9/10. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Washington George Kmen 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...
Connecticut Francis McArthur Lori McArthur F 2008-11 2009-11 2010-11 General General General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting Francis McArthur and Lori McArthur registered to vote using as their address, the business address for a private mail facility. An investigation by the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission concluded that both women had violated the law by registering to vote using the business address, by affirming they were bona fide residents when they presented themselves to vote and by casting votes. Due to mitigating circumstances, the Commission ordered the removal of the names from the voter rolls under the business address, but ordered no further action be taken. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_061.pdf

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