True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendantsort descending Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
North Dakota 15 paid petition signature gatheres, including 10 North Dakota State University football players Samuel Ojuri Joshua Colville Marcus Williams Brendin Pierre Lucas Albers Aireal Boyd Demitrius Gray Bryan Shepherd Antonio Rogers Charles Smith III Jennifer Krahn William Brown Don Carter Joshua Gatlin D.J. McNorton 2012-09 Ballot initiative 2012-09 Petition fraud Forgery 15 0 Ten football players at North Dakota State pleaded guilty to misdemeanor election fraud and were sentenced to community service for faking signatures on ballot measure petitions they were hired to collect: Samuel Ojuri, Joshua Colville, Marcus Williams, Brendin Pierre, Lucas Albers, Aireal Boyd, Demitrius Gray, Bryan Shepherd, Antonio Rogers and Charles Smith III. Without enough legitimate signatures, both proposed ballot measures were kept off the November 2012 ballot. Each player was ordered to serve 360 days of unsupervised probation, complete 50 hours of community service and pay $325 in fees. All of the sentences were deferred, meaning the crime will be expunged from a player's record if he completes the conditions of his sentence. Judge Douglas Herman said during sentencing that the defendants were "not smart enough, grown up enough or sophisticated enough" to understand the consequences of their actions. The current players are among 15 people charged in the case. Jennifer Krahn pleaded* guilty and received the same sentence as the 10 players. William Brown pleaded* not guilty and requested a public defender. Three former Bison players -- Don Carter, Joshua Gatlin and D.J. McNorton -- had their first court appearances rescheduled. An Iowa company, Terra Strategies, reportedly hired the players and others for $9 an hour to gather signatures for two citizen initiatives. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said that many of the petition signatures submitted were copied from phone books or fabricated. Quick said in court the players were quoted a daily rate of between $65 and $90 but were told they'd get paid only if they obtained 60 signatures per day. Herman questioned whether the practice was legal and criticized the quota system. *Plea deal: 360 days unsupervised probation (deferred), 50 hours of community service, $325 in fees. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8452749/ten-north-dakota-state-bi... http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2012/10/2/3443782/north-dakota-football... https://sayanythingblog.com/entry/shocker-ndsu-football-players-guilty-of-petiti...
Virginia 17 Fairfax County voters 2012-11 General 2014-08 Multiple voting 17 17 individuals who appear to have voted in both Fairfax County and various localities in Maryland during the 2012 General Election, and in some cases, multiple federal elections over the last decade, were referred to the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney, the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia and the federal Department of Justice for investigation of possible voter fraud. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/2014/voter-fraud-investigation.htm
Utah 35 unknown individuals in Dagget County, UT 2006 Sheriff Registration Fraud 1 35 unknown individuals were among more than 50 people in in Utah's Daggett County, who were accused in connection with a 2006 election for sheriff. All were accused of fraudulent registration, and many were accused of living outside the county but registering to vote within the county. http://archive.sltrib.com/printfriendly.php?id=9208173&itype=NGPSID
Texas 36 Hidalgo County voters 2014 Registration fraud 36 people illegally registered to vote at the American Postal Center at 501 N. Bridge St. in Hidalgo, a post office box rental store. http://m.themonitor.com/news/local/records-voters-registered-for-hidalgo-electio...
Utah 5 Raddon family members 2006 Sheriff Registration Fraud Five Raddon family members, were among more than 50 people in Utah's Daggett County, who were accused in connection with a 2006 election for sheriff. All were accused of fraudulent registration, and many were accused of living outside the county but registering to vote within the county. http://archive.sltrib.com/printfriendly.php?id=9208173&itype=NGPSID
Virginia 65 Virginia felons 2008 2012-04 Registration fraud - ineligible felon 130 65 A Virginia State Police investigation of voter registration irregularities from the 2008 general election resulted in charges of making a material false statement on a voter registration form, a felony charge, against 38 convicted felons statewide who indicated on a voter registration form that he or she was not a convicted felon. Warrants have been obtained for a 39th person who can't be located. A majority of the cases resulted in convictions. 26 additional cases were still being actively investigated years after the state Board of Elections forwarded more than 400 voter and election fraud allegations from 62 cities and counties to Virginia State Police for individual investigation. A total of 194 cases statewide where police determined a violation likely occurred have been closed because the commonwealth's attorneys in those localities declined to prosecute those individuals. http://www.nationalcenter.org/NPA635.html
California 78 Santa Clara County voters 2016-06 Primary Multiple voting 78 In Santa Clara County, 78 voters cast two or more ballots in the June 2016 Primary Election, according to Anita Torres, a spokeswoman for that county's registrar of voters, as a result of an emergency accommodation to the California Secretary of State’s office. The double voting cases were referred to Santa Clara's district attorney. http://www.eastbaytimes.com/breaking-news/ci_30106489/contra-costa-possible-vote...
Ohio ? M 2008 2010 General Multiple voting Cross-state voting 2 On March 23, 2012, the Ohio Secretary of State said a Fulton County man may have been registered and voted in Ohio since 2006 and North Carolina since 2002, and may have voted in both states in the 2008 and 2010 general elections. Voter registrations in both states have the same name and personal identifying information. If the man did vote in both states, it would be a fourth degree felony violation of Ohio law. http://www.archboldbuckeye.com/news/2012-03-28/News/Potential_Voter_Fraud_Case_U...
Virginia ? 2012-11 General Multiple voting The Virginia attorney general’s office investigated several possible cases of multi-state duplicate voting uncovered after a comparison of the commonwealth’s registration rolls against voter lists in 21 other states. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-politics/virginia-ag-to-investigate-poss...
Alabama Aaron Evans (former Greensboro policeman) Melvin Lightening M 1995-11 Greensboro special municipal 1996-09 Absentee/Mail Impersonation Forgery 15 7 Aaron Evans, a former Greensboro policeman, was convicted in Hale County of absentee ballot voter fraud in the November 1995 Greensboro special election. Evans was found guilty of seven counts of casting illegal absentee ballots, seven counts of forging absentee ballot documents, and one count of possession of forged documents. Co-defendant Melvin Lightening was also convicted of absentee ballot fraud. Evans was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, of which 8 years were suspended. 10 years in prison (8 years suspended) http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=4&tc=pg http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html

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