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 Grant County - Name Unknown 2010 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Charge was handled through diversion. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Oregon Jorge Jesus Hosier M 2005-03 Registration Fraud 4 Jorge Jesus Hosier was accused of filling out a voter registration card using his younger brother's name. Charged with 3 counts of making false statements under election laws and 1 count of forgery in the first degree. Pleaded guilty. 80 sanction units, 90 jail units, 3 years of probation, and $1,845 in court fines and restitution http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Washington Sharon Walker 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...
Washington Joan Rae 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...
Virginia Belinda Carolyn Sharrett (former clerk at town hall) Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber F 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee/Mail Belinda Carolyn Sharrett was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. Pleaded guilty December 2006. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm
Connecticut Damon B. Smith M 2004-11 Multiple Voting A complaint was made that Damon Smith may have voted in two towns during the November 2004 state election. Smith was registered in two towns simultaneously since 1985 because he did not provide registrars with his prior voting address when he moved. He was removed from the list in the town where he no longer lived. Complaint was dismissed. Dismissed
Kentucky Willard Smith "Donnie Newsome (Knott County Judge-Executive)" M 1998-05 Primary D 2003-04 Vote buying Knott County Judge-Executive Donnie Newsome was convicted of leading a conspiracy to buy votes in the May 26, 1998 Knott County primary election. The jury found that Donnie Newsome and Willard Smith, working together and with other conspirators, approached and paid numerous impoverished, handicapped, illiterate or otherwise impaired persons to vote for Newsome and others by absentee ballot, resulting in a large increase in the rate of absentee voting 2 years in prison and $5,000 fine http://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/pr/2004/March/04_crm_164.htm http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/900460/posts
Kansas Cheyenne County - Name Unknown 2002 Multiple Voting 1 Person was accused of voting in Kansas and Colorado. Investigated by FBI, not pursued. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Mississippi Larry Tip Massey M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 4 Larry Tip Massey was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 3 counts of voter fraud. Pleaded guilty to one charge of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. The other counts were dismissed. (Case #BK2008-006C, Circuit Court, Benton County) 5 years with 3 years suspended, 2 years to be served in a Mississippi Department of Corrections facility and 3 years on post-release supervision. Pay $822.50. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo... http://djournal.com/news/grand-jury-charges-16-in-fraud-probe/
New Mexico Sunland Park Municipal Government 2012-03 Sunland Park municipal 2012-03 Election injunction New Mexico's Secretary of State and Dona Ana County's District Attorney filed an emergency petition to enjoin Sunland Park's City Clerk from conducting the March 6, 2012 municipal election, due to reports of multiple cases of voter fraud. Thirteen individuals are registered to vote at one residence in Sunland Park, including six who registered between Jan. 5 and Feb. 7 of this year. Eight of them, including five who have already voted, don’t actually live in Sunland Park. More than one appears to also be registered to vote in El Paso. One woman helped several others who aren’t Sunland Park residents register to vote. Some of them have voted. Petition denied http://nmpolitics.net/Documents/03.02.12.SunlandParkPetitionRedacted.pdf http://nmpolitics.net/index/2012/03/officials-seek-sunland-park-election-delay-a...

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