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 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5sort ascending Follow Up
Georgia Election contest: Jack Stone v. Bayne Cole 2015-11 Hazlehurst mayoral 2015-11 Election contest Vote buying/selling Ineligible district voting 2 A judge threw out Hazlehurst’s November 2015 mayoral election results due to voter fraud. Incumbent Mayor Jack Cole lost re-election by two votes to Bayne Stone and contested the election. Cole accused Stone and his supporters of paying voters to go to the polls and helping non-residents cast ballots. The judge's order said he believed the allegations of vote buying and other irregularities, including testimony from two voters who said Stone's son paid them off the street to go cast ballots. A new election was ordered. New election ordered http://www.wtoc.com/story/30632291/hazlehurst-mayoral-election-results-overturne... http://www.walb.com/story/30517251/former-hazlehurst-mayor-contesting-election
Georgia Richard Powell M Petition Fraud Richard Powell was accused of not signing an affidavit of petition circulator in the presence of a notary. https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Georgia Aaron Walker (election Official) M Absentee Ballot Fraud Walker was a member of the county elections board that delayed proper testing of voting machines and misplaced 67 ballots. $1,000 civil penalty, cease and desist order and a public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Texas Richard Alan Collier M 2012-11 General Absentee/mail Multiple voting 1 1 Richard Alan Collier pleaded* guilty to the offense of Attempt to Commit Illegal Voting for voting twice in the November 2012 general election, in both Minnesota and Texas. Collier requested and submitted absentee ballots to vote in both Anoka County, Minnesota and Galveston County, Texas. Voting officials in Galveston County received a tip that Collier had posted a Facebook message about voting twice in that election. The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office recovered voting records and documents from both counties. Collier was convicted of the offense as a misdemeanor and the punishment assessed was a $4,000.00 fine. *Plea deal: $4,000 fine http://thepolicenews.net/default.aspx?act=Newsletter.aspx&category=News%201-2&ne...
North Carolina Zahida Sultan Laghari (wife of city council candidate) Ahmed Sultan Laghari (former city council candidate) F 2011-09 2012-03 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 1 Zahida Sultan Laghari was charged with using a false address as her official residence when voting for her husband, Ahmed Sultan Laghari, who was running for Statesville City Council. Her husband reportedly said they lived in an apartment inside Ward 4 city limits, but they also owned a home outside of Mooresville's town limits. She was charged with illegally voting. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370371-north-carolina-iredell-county.html http://www.statesville.com/news/crime-watch-march/article_e1665b07-325a-5a3b-860...
Kentucky Naomi Johnson Jackie Jennings Earl Young F 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy 4 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html
Tennessee Roger Collins M 2 Roger Collins was charged with 2 counts of illegal voting. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399965-tennessee-8th-judicial-district-re...
Georgia Carleton Vines Albert Palmour Dorothy Gilreath Steve Chappelear Sidney Johnson Lois Reed Anthony Sparks M 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. $15,000 fine, 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...
Mississippi Margie Moss F 2009-06 A complaint was filed against Margie Moss on 6/26/09, according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00060. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Indiana Larry Battle M 2003 Democratic primary D 2005-07 Ineligible district voting 7 3 Larry Battle pleaded* guilty to three counts of voter fraud for voting outside his precinct in the 2003 Democratic primary after the Joint Task Force on Vote Fraud charged him with seven counts of violating election laws. *Plea deal: 2 years in prison https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1124794661.html http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=2214 http://dailysignal.com/2015/08/11/nearly-300-cases-the-extent-of-voter-fraud-in-...

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