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
Mississippi Cooper Epps M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 5 Cooper Epps was charged with 2 counts of bribery and 3 counts of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to 1 count of voter fraud. (Case #BK2008-009, Circuit Court, Benton County) 2 years of incarceration, which was reduced to time served and 2 years post-release supervision. Pay $2,422.50. http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo...
North Carolina Christopher Williams Flake Huggins Rhonda Williams Willie Williams Jr. M 2011-11 Statesville municipal runoff Illegal voting Obstruction of justice 2 1 Three family members of Statesville Ward 6 City Councilman Flake Huggins – sister Rhonda Williams, brother-in-law Willie Williams Jr. and nephew Christopher Williams – were indicted for one count each of illegally voting in the November 2011 runoff election. Christopher Williams also faces an obstruction of justice charge. All of these charges are felonies. According to North Carolina General Statute 15A-1340.17, Class H and Class I felony convictions carry minimum prison sentences of three and four months respectively. http://www.statesville.com/news/council-members-standing-by-huggins/article_6910...
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...
New York Dominick Forte M Petition Fraud Dominick Forte admitted to signing fake signatures on nominating petitions in an election for a seat on the Orange County Legislature. Pleaded guilty to Forgery in the Second Degree. Sentenced to conditional discharge http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/373982-new-york-orange-county-response.ht... http://www.recordonline.com/article/20091103/News/911030314
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Joseph J. Gooden M Ineligible felon voting 1 Joseph J. Gooden was accused of knowingly voting while being a convicted felon. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Massachusetts Mark Evangelous M, 2011-10 Marlborough municipal 2012-01 Absentee/Mail Impersonation-deceased Forgery 3 0 Mark Evangelous, a candidate for councilor-at-large in the 2011 Marlborough city election, was indicted in February 2012 on voter fraud charges for submitting a fraudulent absentee ballot application in the name of a deceased voter. A grand jury returned a “true bill” indicting Evangelous, age 51, with charges of forgery, uttering and violating absentee voting laws. He has also been charged with lying to the police during an investigation of the allegations. The charges relate to a fraudulent absentee ballot application that was submitted to the City Clerk's office by Evangelous, on the Friday before the November 1, 2011 election, for a person he said was his aunt. The clerk's office subsequently determined the woman was deceased.  In November 2012, after Evangelous admitted to sufficient facts, a Middlesex Superior Court judge continued the case without a finding, placing Evangelous on probation for a year and assigning 200 hours of community service, after which the forgery and uttering charges would be dismissed.  *Plea deal:1 year probation plus 200 hours community service, for forgery, uttering a false document and violating absentee voting laws (forgery and uttering to be dropped on completion of sentence). https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/02/16/marlborough-city-council-candidate-... http://middlesexda.com/news/press-release.php?reference=529 http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20121005/News/310059325

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