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 Type2sort descending Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Donald "Champ" Maze (former Bath County Attorney) M 2006-05 Democratic primary D 2006-11 Vote buying Donald "Champ" Maze pleaded guilty on the fifth day of his trial to paying three people up to $200 to vote for him in the primary election. 21 months in federal prison http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/6579132.html http://www.dailyindependent.com/opinion/editorials/elected-indicted/article_e976... http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/10185416.html
Ohio Marc Gustafson Heather Halstead Joel Speyer Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle Michael Anne Kyle +7 others M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Marc Gustafson was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they were already registered in other states where they resided. *Plea deal: No charges filed http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2008/10/rich-new-york-democrats-commit...
Virginia Feda Kidd Morton F 2011-08 R Petition fraud 1 0 Feda Kidd Morton pleaded* guilty to a felony charge of falsifying a campaign document for failing to witness signatures on a candidate Deborah Rittenhouse's petitions to qualify for the 2011 ballot for Commissioner of Revenue. Six Fluvanna County residents testified they signed the petition to get Rittenhouse on the ballot, but not in Morton’s presence. Virginia election law states people collecting signatures for candidates must swear they personally witnessed voters signing the petition. Morton was ordered to perform 150 hours of community service and is not allowed to have anything to do with a campaign or election. If she completes a year of probation, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor of communicating false information to a voter. *Plea deal: Deferred prosecution - 1 year probation, 150 hours of community service http://www.fluvannareview.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4068%... http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Former-Congressional-Candidate-Admits-Ele...
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
Georgia Talbot County Registrar's Office Absentee Ballot Fraud The Talbot County Registrar's Office was accused of sending out ballots to elderly voters who did not request them. $200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand
Iowa Thomas Gordon Crook M Thomas Crook was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Jail http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Ohio Quentin L. Nichols M 2007-02 Petition Fraud 6 Charged with violations of statute 3599.14(A)(5), which pertains to circulating fraudulent petitions. Pleaded guilty to 3 counts of prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Other counts dismissed. 3 years of probation, pay costs and fees http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396725-ohio-hardin-county-quentin-nichols...
Texas Brandi Shields F Brandi Shields was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Washington Charles Mckay M 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...
Iowa Kevin Janeau M 2008 General Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Kevin Janeau 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 (suspended), 5 years probation http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/election-misconduct-defendant-pleads-guilty/art...

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