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
Kansas Bourbon County - Names Unknown 2002 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Multiple cases of absentee ballots were returned with non-matching signatures. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Georgia Lois Reed Carleton Vines Albert Palmour Dorothy Gilreath Steve Chappelear Sidney Johnson Anthony Sparks F 2006 General Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Carleton Vines and his accomplices (Albert Palmour, Dorothy Gilreath, Steve Chappelear, Sidney Johnson, Lois Reed, and Anthony Sparks) ran an absentee ballot fraud operation designed to rig the 2006 election in which Vines won election as a State Court Judge. Vines’s co-conspirators acted as “runners,” illegally “assisting” voters in filling out their absentee ballots. In many cases, ballots were transported by the conspirators to Vines’s law office before being subsequently mailed. The group signed a consent decree with the state board of election, acknowleding their actions and accepting a public reprimand. Ordered to cease and desist from further violations of the Election Code, publicly reprimanded. http://www.atlantaunfiltered.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Carleton-Vines-conse...
Iowa Martia Yvonne Phillips F 2008 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Martia Yvonne Phillips pleaded* guilty to voting in the 2008 election despite being a convicted felon who had not had her voting rights restored. Phillips had a 2006 felony drug conviction and was on probation during the election. *Plea deal: 5 years in prison (suspended), 2 years probation http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/election-misconduct-defendant-pleads-guilty/art...
Illinois Trevon L. Tompkin Kevin Wiggins William Brown Kyle R. Johnson M 2009-04 Cahokia Village municipal 2009-09 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Cahokia Village Trustee Trevon Tompkin pleaded* guilty to 18 counts of mail ballot fraud in the 2009 Cahokia Village election. Kevin Wiggins, William Brown and Cahokia Village Trustee Kyle Johnson also pleaded guilty in the scheme to file falsified applications for absentee ballots then illegally vote them. Charges included perjury, marking the absentee ballots of other people, soliciting others to apply for absentee ballots, falsifying applications for absentee ballots, unlawfully observing voting and mutilating election materials. *Plea deal: 5 years probation, 14 days in county jail, 200 hours community service, barred from running for public office while on probation http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/two-plead-guilty-of-vote-fra... http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/cahokia-village-trustees-sentenced-for-... http://archive.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=222456
Kentucky Randall E. Salyer M 2010-11 General 2011-02 Vote buying 2 Randall E. Salyer was convicted by a jury on two counts of vote buying. Evidence at trial proved that Salyer paid two individuals for their votes in November 2010. According to trial testimony, Salyer paid these individuals $100 each for bringing him their absentee ballots. 21 months in prison https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/salyersville-man-sentenced-21...
Maryland Elsie Virginia Schildt F 2012-11 General 2013-07 Absentee/Mail Impersonation - deceased Multiple voting 3 1 Maryland state prosecutors indicted a Frederick County woman, Elsie Virginia Schildt, for attempting to cast an absentee ballot for her mother, who died two months before Election Day. Schildt, 46, was charged with impersonating another person in an attempt to vote, attempting to vote under a false name and attempting to vote more than once in the same election.  In September 2013, Schildt pleaded* guilty to attempting to vote more than once. Schildt and her mother, who had the same first and last name, requested absentee ballots on March 26, 2012. The mother died Sept. 24. In October, Schildt returned her own absentee ballot. On Nov. 3, she mailed a ballot for her mother, whose signature she had forged. The ballot, received Nov. 7, was not counted “because an employee of the Frederick County Board of Elections had prior knowledge of Elsie Mae Schildt’s death.” Judge Julie Stevenson Solt sentenced Schildt to probation before judgment and ordered her to complete 40 hours of community service. *Plea deal: Probation, plus 40 hours community service for 1 count of attempting to vote twice http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bs-md-illegal-voting-ind... http://www.fredericknewspost.com/locations/local/frederick_county/article_910f25...
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...
Wisconsin Edward Johnson M 2010 Ineligible felon voting 2 1 Edward Johnson pleaded guilty to Voting by Disqualified Person (Felon) (Felony Class I). A second charge of Providing False Information to Election Official was dismissed. Johnson was sentenced to 90 days jail. *Plea deal: 90 days in jail http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Connecticut William Harding III M Absentee Ballot Fraud Harding, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Georgia Eldon Glenn Carter M 2011 Petition Fraud Nomination petition fraud. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00661107280; Appling County) $200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...

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