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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Neill Bovaird M Registration Fraud A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf
Kentucky Newton J. Johnson M 1998-05 Primary Vote buying Newton J. Johnson entered a guilty plea to buying votes in the 1998 election. http://www.bigsandynews.com/Articles-i-2003-06-20-43107.111215-Floyd-man-is-acqu...
Mississippi Margie McNair Ann Reed Margie McNair Dona Jones Prentiss Harris Gloria Smith F 2015-11 State General 2015-11 Illegal assistance In February 2016, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office took over the prosecution in a voting fraud case filed against five Franklin County pollworkers charged with election fraud during the Nov. 3, 2015 general election at the Bude precinct. Circuit Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson issued the warrants for their arrests. Margie McNair of Bude, Ann Reed of Meadville, and Dona Jones of Meadville were charged with violating a state elections law forbidding “dishonest decisions by managers” of polling places “concerning qualifications of voters.” The women allegedly did not check voter qualifications. State law says if an election manager knowingly permits an unqualified person to vote or prohibits a qualified person from voting, the manager may face jail time of up to three months, a fine of up to $200 or both. Anita Leonard and Carl Cupit, both Republican Party poll observers at the Bude precinct, filed the charges on Nov. 13. Leonard said she saw pollworkers going beyond what is allowed in helping voters and alleged that the pollworkers weren’t properly checking voters’ identification. Sen. Melanie Sojourner, R-Natchez, contested her close loss to former Sen. Bob Dearing in the Senate District 37 race. Dearing, a Democrat, won the seat back from Sojourner by a 62-vote margin. Charges dismissed https://mississippipep.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/franklin-county-poll-workers-arr... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/b113715bcd3745eca3352936439d5364/MS--Vote... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/24b8c1cc5dbd4ba38d83910a01f74b81/MS--Elec...
Kentucky Logan County - Name Unknown 2008 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with destruction of registration records. Charge was amended. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Georgia Chattooga County Board of Registrars 2006/11 General Absentee Ballot Fraud 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
Florida Unknown impersonator(s) 2016-11 General Absentee/Mail 5 The Seminole County Supervisor of Elections received five fraudulent mail ballots in the 2016 general election, forged in the names of Lawrence and Susan Halperin, Matt and Joy McGahey, and one other voter. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-seminole-county-election-fr...
New York Luis Vargas Elbin Lopez Betty Julien Luis Vargas (campaign workers for Democrat Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo) M 2013-09 Bronx Assembly special - Democrat primary D 2014-03 Petition fraud Forgery Luis Vargas, Elbin Lopez, and Betty Julien - former campaign workers for Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo's 2013 reelection bid - were charged with forging nearly 100 signatures on the candidate's primary ballot petitions, including celebrities' names as well as fake addresses, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office. The three were charged with multiple felony counts, including falsifying business records and forgery. They were hired to gather signatures to get Arroyo's name placed on the September 2013 Democratic primary election and were paid a dollar for each signature they collected. 81% of the 3,339 signatures filed by the campaign were deemed invalid. https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140326/melrose/former-campaign-workers-for-br... http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/councilwoman-arroyo-campaign-workers-b...
Georgia Amber Jones F 2009 Registration Fraud Accused of false registration. Case referred to Richmond County District Attorney's Office. https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http:/www.documentcloud.org/documents...
Kansas Shawnee County - Name Unknown 2005 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in both the city and the county on a consolidation question. Investigated but not prosecuted. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Washington David Zylstra M Absentee Ballot Fraud David Zylstra was convicted of absentee ballot fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...

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