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 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Iowa Andrew Lee Peterson M 2008 General Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Andrew Lee Peterson pleaded* guilty to voting in the 2008 election despite being a convicted felon who had not had his voting rights restored. *Plea deal: 5 years in prison http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/election-misconduct-defendant-pleads-guilty/art...
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
Georgia Election contest: Jack Stone v. Bayne Cole 2015-11 Hazlehurst mayoral 2015-11 Election contest Vote buying/selling Ineligible district voting 2 A judge threw out Hazlehurst’s November 2015 mayoral election results due to voter fraud. Incumbent Mayor Jack Cole lost re-election by two votes to Bayne Stone and contested the election. Cole accused Stone and his supporters of paying voters to go to the polls and helping non-residents cast ballots. The judge's order said he believed the allegations of vote buying and other irregularities, including testimony from two voters who said Stone's son paid them off the street to go cast ballots. A new election was ordered. New election ordered http://www.wtoc.com/story/30632291/hazlehurst-mayoral-election-results-overturne... http://www.walb.com/story/30517251/former-hazlehurst-mayor-contesting-election
Wisconsin Chad Gigowski M 2012-11 General 2013-03 Multiple voting 3 1 Chad Gigowski pleaded* guilty to voting twice in the November 2012 election, in both Greenfield and in Milwaukee, providing false information to a Greenfield election official, and registering in more than one place. *Plea deal: http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/milwaukee-man-pleads-guilty-to-five-counts-of... http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/prosecutors-charge-10-with-voter-fraud-4t...
Georgia Vickie Stafford F 2010-08 Absentee/Mail Accused of nursing home absentee ballot fraud. (State Elections Board Case #2008-01351100189; Muscogee County) $1,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Wisconsin Antoinette Harris F 2008 Antoinette Harris was charged with voting by disqualified person. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399987-wisconsin-ozaukee-county-response-...
Michigan Jason Bauer (former Democratic Operations Director) Michael McGuinness M 2010-11 D OTHER 9 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. Bauer pleaded no contest to five felonies. 1 year probation and more than $2,500 in fines and court costs http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20111121/NEWS/311219932 https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/16300 http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20111207/NEWS/312079935
Pennsylvania Victor Bernard Pinho M 2003-11 2004-01 Multiple Voting 1 Victor Bernard Pinho was accused of voting in both Philadelphia and Lehigh County. Charged with unlawful voting, a third-degree misdemeanor. Pleaded guilty. $750 in fines http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404432-pennsylvania-state-cases-2.html http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399976-pennsylvania-lehigh-county-respons...
Missouri Brian Bland M 2006 Registration Fraud Brian Bland was one of eight individuals from ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate, investigated by the FBI and arrested in 2007 for violation of election laws. All eight pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud. http://www.semissourian.com/story/1322558.html http://dailycaller.com/2010/06/10/acorn-employees-tell-fbi-of-deliberate-electio... http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-ne...
Ohio Chad Staton M Registration Fraud 10 Chad Staton admitted falsifying over 100 voter registration forms in exchange for crack cocaine, using names including Michael Jackson and Mary Poppins, according to the indictment. The person who paid him was associated with the NAACP National Voter Fund. Charged with 10 counts false registration. Pleaded guilty to all 10 counts. 54 months incarceration http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2005/04/14/Man-in-vote-fraud-case-sentenced-to-... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394093-staton-sent.html http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394094-staton-pol.html

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