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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Wisconsin Michael Henderson M 2008-11 General 2010 Ineligible felon voting Registration fraud - ineligible felon 2 1 Michael Henderson of Milwaukee was convicted of Voting by a Disqualified Person (Felon), a Class I felony, for illegally registering at the polls and voting on November 4, 2008. A second felony charge of Providing False Information to an Election Official was dismissed but read in for sentencing purposes. Henderson was ordered to serve 30 days in jail. 30 days in jail
Texas Election contest: Al Edwards v. Borris Miles 2010-03 Democratic primary D 2010-03 Election contest Ineligible district voting Absentee/mail Challenger and former state Rep. Borris Miles won a recount by eight votes over incumbent Rep. Al Edwards, but Edwards has filed a lawsuit, alleging Miles was aided by voter fraud in the March 2, 2010 primary. The lawsuit, filed in Harris County District Court, claims that Miles, who officials had initially said won by 10 votes, benefitted from votes of people who “were not legally qualified and/or registered to vote for the following reasons: (i) the voter’s residence was outside of Harris County and/or District 146; (ii) the voter was fraudulently or improperly registered to vote or the voter’s registration had been cancelled: (iii) the voter was ineligible to vote because he or she was previously convicted of a felony: (iv) the voter did not properly complete an application for an early voting by mail ballot: and (v) early voting by mail ballots were cast that were procured by fraud or without the consent or knowledge of the actual voter.” Edwards asks that the court, after determining that illegal votes were cast, compel voters who cast illegal ballots to tell who they voted for.
Georgia Tommie Eskew (election official/member of the Chattooga County Board of Registrars) M 2006/11 Absentee Ballot Fraud Tommie Eskew, a member of the Chattooga County Board of Registrars, was accused of improper assistance, delivery and possession of absentee ballots for the November 2006 general election. Cease and desist order and public reprimand
New Mexico Sunland Park Municipal Government 2012-03 Sunland Park municipal 2012-03 Election injunction New Mexico's Secretary of State and Dona Ana County's District Attorney filed an emergency petition to enjoin Sunland Park's City Clerk from conducting the March 6, 2012 municipal election, due to reports of multiple cases of voter fraud. Thirteen individuals are registered to vote at one residence in Sunland Park, including six who registered between Jan. 5 and Feb. 7 of this year. Eight of them, including five who have already voted, don’t actually live in Sunland Park. More than one appears to also be registered to vote in El Paso. One woman helped several others who aren’t Sunland Park residents register to vote. Some of them have voted. Petition denied
Texas Graciela Sanchez Lupe Rivera Sr. Lupe Rivera Jr. F 2013-11 Weslaco municipal D 2015-10 Absentee/mail 4 4 Graciela Sanchez pleaded* guilty to voter fraud for possessing ballots and not providing his name and address on the carrier envelopes in the November 2013 race for Weslaco City Commission District 5. Then-incumbent City Commissioner Lupe Rivera Sr. and his son Lupe Rivera Jr. were also charged. The election was successfully contested due to fraud. *Plea deal: 2 years probation
Wisconsin Endalyn Adams (CVP employee) 2010 Registration fraud 1 0 Endalyn Adams pleaded guilty to Falsely Procuring Voter Registration as party to a crime (Felony Class I). Adams was a special registration deputy who solicited voter registrations while working for the Community Voter Project. Adams was sentenced to 15 months IC, 15 months ES – imposed and stayed, 3 years probation, and community service. *Plea deal: 15 months IC, 15 months ES – imposed and stayed, 3 years probation, community service
Connecticut Esther W. Rozum (town clerk) F Absentee/Mail Esther Rozum, a town clerk, was accused of failing to provide an absentee ballot to a designee of a sick/physically disabled absentee ballot applicant. $1,000 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Georgia ADDED SOURCE David Osborne M Petition Fraud David Osborne was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; Notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. Case closed.
Kentucky Kenneth Day (former Clay County Republican commissioner of Board of Elections) M R Vote buying Kenneth Day serving 18 years in federal prison for multimillion-dollar drug trafficking. Prosecutors say he dealt in "millions of dollars in drugs, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine” and “had developed one of the most successful drug trafficking businesses in the whole entire region.” Day admitted on the stand to “selling tons of marijuana” and hundreds of thousands of dollars of cocaine every other week. He also dealt in votes. "I bought my first vote with half a pint of liquor," Day testified. He described how that mushroomed to a seemingly routine method to buy protection from politicians and win their elections. He said he even bought votes for the sheriff. "That showed people on the ground who had the power and who had the money to buy the votes," Day testified. "As time went on, $5 a vote, $10 a vote. I have paid as high as $800 a vote. ... Election after election, day in and day out, every election I ever worked, it went on." Day was not only an admitted drug trafficker, but he also had served as the longtime Clay County Republican commissioner of the Board of Elections.
Ohio Elaine Buchanan F 2009-04 Petition Fraud 1 Elaine Buchanan was charged with 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions. Pleaded guilty to prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations, felony. 6 months incarceration (suspended), 1 year of probation and $500 fine


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