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
Illinois Jesse Lewis Charles Powell Sheila Thomas Kelvin Ellis Yvette Johnson M 2004-11 General D Vote buying East Saint Louis precinct committeemen Jesse Lewis, Charles Powell, Sheila Thomas, and Kelvin Ellis, as well as precinct worker Yvette Johnson, 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. 15 months in prison, 2 years supervised release, $200 fine 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...
Kentucky Clinton County - Name Unknown 2010 Absentee Ballot Fraud Special ballots person who signs name other than own. Pre-trial diversion. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Maine Derek Abbott M Multiple years Multiple Multiple Voting Admitted to voting twice in multiple elections. The elections included, local, state and federal elections. Pleaded guilty under a deferred disposition agreement which allowed him to withdraw his guilty plea if he completed 120 hours of community service. 120 hours of community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403897-maine-ag-response-with-cases.html
Georgia Joann Eason F 2010 Absentee Ballot Fraud Eason was accused of unlawful possession, delivery and assistance with absentee ballots. $300 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161204225513/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Texas Johnn Alaniz Juan Peña Juan Jose Garza M 2014-11 La Joya ISD school board 2014-11 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Impersonation Johnn Alaniz, Juan Peña, and Juan Jose Garza were charged with bribing postal workers and illegally manipulating voters during their November 2014 re-election campaign to the La Joya ISD school board. The three, who ran as a slate, were accused of buying lists of mail-in voters from two U.S. postal workers in Mission in July, which they used to visit voters’ homes and either assist them in filling out the ballots or fill them out without the voters’ consent. Prosecutors also said La Joya ISD employees were intimidated to vote for their bosses, and slate supporters were changing out voting cards of those they assisted at the polls. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/trial-starts-for-la-joya-isd-board-members-... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/turn-of-events-on-last-day-of-la-joya-isd/a... http://valleycentral.com/news/local/la-joya-school-board-candidates-federal-empl...
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Clemme Black Absentee Ballot Fraud Clemme Black was accused of unlawful assistance with absentee ballots. Dismissed for lack of evidence. Dismissed for lack of evidence. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Connecticut Melissa Engel F 2010-11 Municipal Referendum Absentee Ballot Fraud Douglas Logan and Melissa Engel were alleged to have impermissibly handled absentee ballot applications and/or absentee ballots. An investigation by the The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission concluded Logan and Engel's assisted "family", which is permissible. Matter was dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_113.pdf
Georgia James Curtis Hicks Olivia Pearson Charlie Mack Wooten Evelyn Griffin M 2012-11 General 2016-05 Illegal assistance James Curtis Hicks, Douglas Mayor Pro-Tem Olivia Pearson, Charlie Mack Wooten, and Evelyn Griffin were charged with voter fraud during the November 2012 General Election. An investigation conducted by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office revealed that Pearson, Wooten, Hicks and Griffin illegally provided assistance to voters who were not physically disabled or illiterate. All four entered “not guilty” pleas in Coffee County Superior Court and are expected to go to trial in October 2016. http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/four-individuals-accused-voter-fraud-enter... http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/mayor-pro-tem-three-others-arrested-electi...
Kentucky Corey Page Jeffrey Newport Martha Hughes Tony Gumm William Proffitt Michael Page M 2006-11 General Vote buying Corey Page pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election, along with Jeffrey Newport, Tony Gumm, William Proffitt, Martha Hughes, and Michael Page. From October to November 7, 2006, the group conspired to pay voters to cast walk-in absentee ballots. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, 6 months home detention, $2000 fine http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty...
Connecticut Mark Rutkowski M Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was made that Mark Rutkowski didn't return a list of individuals to whom he distributed absentee ballot applications. Matter dismissed. Dismissed

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