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 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Rosa Maria Ortega F Multiple R 2015-10 Non-citizen voting In person 2 5 Rosa Maria Ortega, a non-citizen legally residing in Tarrant County, Texas, was charged with two felony counts of illegal voting. Ortega was charged for voting in person during the November 2012 general election and in the May 2014 primary runoff election in Dallas County. Ortega applied to vote in Tarrant County and acknowledged on the application form that she was not a citizen. The county rejected her application and notified her she was not qualified to vote. Five months later, she applied again and claimed she was a citizen. Ortega never did vote in Tarrant County, but investigators learned she had voted in Dallas County. Dallas County Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole said records showed that Ortega had voted a total of five times. The first was in the Republican primary in 2004 and the most recent was the Republican primary runoff in May 2014. A jury found Ortega guilty of voting while not being a citizen and she was sentenced to eight years in prison. 8 years in prison https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/texas-ags-office-and-tarrant-... http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Woman-Jailed-on-Charge-of-Illegal-Voting-342158... http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/02/09/grand-prairie-woman-sentenced-to-8-years-in-p...
Connecticut in original but not coded spreadsheet. 2/8/17 - emailed Ellen. She indicated it was a spelling mistake/duplicate. Linda Moore. Linda Morre F Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Linda Morre admitted to soliciting absentee ballot applications from Shaw's Supermarket employees and not signing her name to the applications. $500 fine http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
Georgia Jean Miller F 2010 Ineligible district voting Miller was accused of voting in a race when she was unqualified to do so, because she claimed an address where she no longer resided. $500 fine, cease and desist order and a public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Mississippi ADDED SOURCE Tina Jones F 2009-04 A complaint was filed against Tina Jones on 4/6/09, according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00035. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Texas Maria Hernandez F Defendant is deceased.
Washington Kimberlee Stanger F 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...
Wisconsin Kendall L. Craker M 2009-08 Ineligible felon voting Registration Fraud 2 Kendall L. Craker was accused of voting as a felon. Pleaded guilty to fraudulent registration and the charge for illegal voting was dropped. 60 days in jail http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400659-wisconsin-milwaukie-county-respons... http://archive.jsonline.com/news/crime/64013102.html
Rhode Island Keith Costa M 2004 Primary Ineligible district voting 1 Keith and Robert Costa, father and son, were each charged with one count of fraudulent voting when they allegedly did not use their actual address when they voted in a primary. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368319-rhode-island-2nd-response.html
Kentucky Cletus Maricle (former circuit court judge) Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 2010 2009-07 Vote buying Circuit Court Judge Cletus Maricle, and seven others (Douglas C. Adams, Freddy W. Thompson, Stanley Bowling, Charles Wayne Jones, William Stivers, William Bart Morris and Debra L. Morris) were convicted in 2010 in a massive vote-buying scheme that ran through several elections. After a seven-week trial, the defendants were convicted on various charges they faced, which included vote-buying, mail fraud, extortion and money laundering. Several convicted major drug dealers testified during the trial about how easy it was to spread many thousands of dollars around to buy votes. In 2010 sentenced to more than 26 years in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and Maricle then pleaded guilty. Maricle was sentenced to time served, 100 days of home incarceration, 2 years' probation and 200 hours of public service. http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/5-from-Clay-County-Plead-Guilty-in-Vote-Fraud... http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/04/10/ex-judge-three-others... http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article44482503.html
Illinois Yvette Johnson Charles Powell Sheila Thomas Jesse Lewis Kelvin Ellis F 2004-11 General D Vote buying East Saint Louis precinct worker Yvette Johnson and precinct committeemen Charles Powell, Sheila Thomas, Jesse Lewis, and Kelvin Ellis were convicted for conspiracy to commit election fraud after participating in vote buying activities in the 2004 election, including submitting budgets that would allow city funds to pay voters to vote for Democratic candidates. 2 years probation, first 5 months in monitored home confinement http://archive.ksdk.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=81280 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1414782/posts http://madisonrecord.com/stories/510559878-east-st-louis-vote-buying-case-goes-t...

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