True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
New Mexico Priscilla Morales Silvia Gomez Angelica Marquez Priscilla Morales Jesus Dario Hernandez 2012-03 Sunland Park municipal Ineligible district voting 2 1 Priscilla Morales pleaded* guilty to voter fraud and was sentenced to probation. Morales, an El Paso, Texas resident, was registered to vote in Texas but voted in Sunland Park on Feb. 17, 2012, She was charged with fourth-degree felonies of false voting and conspiracy to commit false voting. *Plea deal: Probation http://nmpolitics.net/index/2012/03/two-more-charged-in-sunland-park-voter-fraud... http://nmpolitics.net/Documents/03.06.12.MoralesComplaintRedacted.pdf
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...
Ohio Heather Halstead Joel Speyer Marc Gustafson Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle Michael Anne Kyle +7 others 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Heather Halstead was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they are already registered in New York. *Plea deal: No charges filed http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2008/10/rich-new-york-democrats-commit...
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2004 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in Missouri and Kansas. Prosecuted by US Attorney, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kentucky Logan County - Name Unknown 2008 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with destruction of registration records. Charge was amended. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Virginia ? 2012-11 General Multiple voting The Virginia attorney general’s office investigated several possible cases of multi-state duplicate voting uncovered after a comparison of the commonwealth’s registration rolls against voter lists in 21 other states. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-politics/virginia-ag-to-investigate-poss...
Illinois Unidentified (multiple) 2016-03 Primary Absentee/mail 4 A voter fraud investigation is underway after a Washington Park voter showed up to cast her ballot early in the March 2016 primary to find someone had already submitted a mail-in ballot under her name. The St. Clair County State’s Attorney received credible information that at least four voters attempted to vote early in person only to find that someone had voted by mail already under his or her name. Two voters also reported being asked to provide blank ballots by individuals in the East St. Louis area. In addition, state’s attorney’s investigators have confirmed that four applications for mail-in ballots are invalid because the address listed on the application is of an abandoned house. The county clerk’s office has denied the application for those ballots and removed those registrations from the voter rolls. The sites are all within the area of two contest primary races: County Board District 2 and Canteen Precinct 3. http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article64566302.html
Ohio Dana Simmons 2008-08 Petition Fraud 4 Dana Simmons was charged with 1 count prohibitions acts relating to petitions or declarations, 1 count tampering with records, 1 count forgery, 1 count petty theft. Pleaded guilty to prohibited acts concerning declarations and petitions, felony. Other counts dismissed. 6 months in jail (suspended), 18 months of probation and 25 hours of community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395896-ohio-summit-county-with-cases.html
Virginia Slick Dickerson 2011-02 Registration Fraud Ineligible Voting 2 Slick Dickerson was charged with false statement on voter form and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Nottoway County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Ohio Election contest: Dennis Flores v. Ryan Horn 2015-05 Democratic primary D 2015-07 Registration fraud Ineligible district voting Vote buying The integrity of the election process was compromised during the May Democratic primary contest that saw Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores lose his re-election bid in the 2nd Ward race to challenger Ryan Horn by one vote, Flores’ attorney said during opening statements Tuesday in a trial that could overturn those results. The allegations include false registration, bribery, illegal voting, inducing illegal voting and making false signatures. Attorney Gerald Phillips told county Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski that the “substantial irregularities” don’t appear to have come from how the county Board of Elections ran the election. Instead, Phillips argued, “a number of electors unlawfully, illegally voted for Mr. Horn.” Effectively, Horn’s father, bail bondsman Tony Horn, “bought the election, he rigged the election in favor of his son,” Phillips said. On the night of the election, Flores was in the lead by a vote of 151 to 131, according to unofficial elections results, but when provisional ballots were counted, Horn pulled ahead with a total of 153 votes to 152 votes for Flores. A third candidate in the race, Joseph Smith, received a total of 100 votes… Phillips and Flores have raised questions about whether several people who cast ballots in the race actually lived where they claimed to live and whether those people claimed addresses owned by Tony Horn or his associates. http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20150707/lawyers-spar-over-lorains-wa... http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2015/07/08/lorain-council-election-suit-put-o...

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