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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Carolyn Bilski F Absentee Ballot Fraud Carolyn Bilski was charged with possessing a ballot or carrier envelope intended for another. Bilski was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
Washington Sarah Kerr 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 Ethel M. Anderson F Ineligible felon voting Ethel M. Anderson was accused of knowingly voting while being a convicted felon. 14 months on probation and $100 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Texas Estela Cruz Saenz F 2006 Primary Absentee/Mail Forgery 7 7 Estela Cruz Saena was charged with seven counts of absentee ballot fraud for knowingly providing false information on ballot applications (TEC 84.0041) in the 2006 primary election. Saenz entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months, $60 fee http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Dimmit/LaSalle: 08-12-00063 CRL
Michigan Forrest Smith M 2010 Democrat Primary OTHER Rita Smith and her son, Forrest Smith, were accused of submitting false elections paperwork in connection with the 2010 primary for a state senate seat. The goal was to inflate the unknown candidates on the ballot to benefit candidate Lamar Lemmons Jr. http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164--269660--,00.html
Washington Latroleum Carrell Lawrence 2009-08 Absentee/Mail Forgery Latroleum Carrell Lawrence was charged with voting another person's ballot. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394621-washington-island-county-1-3232.ht... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370961-washington-island-county-2.html
Indiana Terry Danner Douglas Campbell M 2011 2012-05 Absentee/Mail 2 2 Terry Danner was charged with voter fraud and conspiracy after he and Austin mayor Douglas Campbell were accused of going to at least four homes in 2011 to illegally collect absentee voter ballots. Danner made agreement for pretrial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention - 100 hours community service, $270 fine http://www.wave3.com/story/20968288/mayor-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fraud http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/indiana-news/Austin-mayor-city-employee-char... https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/CaseSummary/eyJ2Ijp7IkNhc2VUb2tlbiI6Ik1...
Ohio Sister Marguerite Kloos F 2012-11 General 2013-02 Absentee/mail Impersonation - deceased 1 1 Sister Marguerite Kloos, of Delhi Township, pleaded* guilty to illegal voting, admitting to filling out and filing an absentee ballot for Sister Rose Marie Hewitt, Kloos’ friend who died before the November 2012 election. Hewitt requested an absentee ballot from the Hamilton County Board of Elections in September 2012. It was mailed to her Oct. 4, the day she died. When the absentee ballot was received at Hewitt’s address, (Kloos) opened the envelope, forged Ms. Hewitt’s signature, voted Ms. Hewitt’s ballot, and mailed the ballot back to the Board of Elections, a court document notes. After the allegation was made public, Kloos resigned as The College of Mount St. Joseph's Dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities. In a hearing before Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Winkler, Kloos pleaded guilty as charged but was sentenced to the diversion program. If she stays out of trouble, usually for a year, her record will be erased and legally it will be as if it never happened. As part of that agreement, she also has to report to authorities periodically and perform community service. The charge carried a maximum prison sentence of 18 months. *Plea deal: Diversion program for 1 year plus community service. http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130416/NEWS0107/304160065/Nun-pleads-guilty... http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/joe-deters-nun-may-have-committed-voter-frau... http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/02/21/nun-suspected-voter-fraud/1...
Florida Antionette Nowells Anthony Grant James Randolph F 2015-03 Eatonville municipal 2016-03 Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion 25 Mia Antionette Nowells, Eatonville Mayor Anthony Grant, and James Randolph were indicted on 25 felony voter fraud charges for coercing voters and submitting illegally obtained absentee ballots in the March 2015 mayoral election in which Grant was elected. A grand jury found that Grant, Nowells and Randolph solicited an absentee ballot from someone who didn't live in Eatonville, marked ballots for voters and forced people to register to vote. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-eatonville-election-grand-j...
Florida Josef Sever M General 2012 Non-citizen voting 2 2 Josef Sever pleaded* guilty to illegally voting in the 2008 general election and to pretending he was a U.S. citizen when he bought firearms. Sever told authorities that he had voted in at least two elections and lied about his citizenship when he bought guns at a Miami-Dade store on several occasions. State records show he was registered No Party Affiliation and cast absentee ballots in November 2004 and 2008. *Plea deal: 5 months in prison, likely deportation to Canada http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-08-30/news/fl-plantation-voter-fraud-gu...

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