True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendantssort descending Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Pennsylvania Thomas Keefer William Geary, Walter "Deb" Wiltrout M 2011-11 General D 2013-10 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Conspiracy 8 6 Thomas Keefer and William Geary, Democratic Bullskin Township supervisors, were charged with voter fraud for soliciting absentee votes from elderly residents who weren't eligible to cast such ballots. Keefer was charged with five violations of the election code relating to absentee ballots. Geary was charged with seven violations of the same provision. In addition, both men were charged with one count of unlawful assistance in voting and two counts of conspiracy. Former supervisor Walter "Deb" Wiltrout was charged with three counts related to unlawful assistance of two voters. Keefer, Geary, and Wiltrout visited elderly voters' homes to help them complete ballots despite knowing the voters were physically able to vote in-person on Election Day, and also failed to fill out declarations of physical disability with the ballots, which certify that the voters wouldn't be able to vote in-person. Keefer obtained six votes that way, Geary obtained seven, and Wiltrout two. All three were admitted into a pretrial diversionary program in Fayette County Court. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) http://www.heraldstandard.com/law_and_order/courts/bullskin-supervisors-accused-... http://triblive.com/news/fayette/4868381-74/keefer-presentment-ballots http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/2015/03/14/fayette-county-grand-jury-one-sealed-pr... http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/files/2015/03/1stPresentment1.pdf http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/files/2015/03/2ndPresentment1.pdf
Mississippi Minnie Saulsberry William Gregory Eason F 2003-08 Tallahatchie County run-off 2004-04 Vote buying/selling Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance Minnie Saulsberry pleaded* guilty to conspiracy to commit voter fraud and voter fraud in the August 2003 Tallahatchie County District 5 Supervisor run-off election. Saulsberry was charged, along with Greg Eason, of buying absentee votes with cash and beer, coercing voters, and illegal assistance. Saulsberry was sentenced to one year probation and fined $100. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, $100 fine http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ms-court-of-appeals/1379480.html http://bradreeves.blogspot.com.br/2005/12/beer-for-votes-conviction-upheld.html
Florida Michelle Lambrigger William Lambrigger F Multiple Ineligible District Voting 6 Michelle Lambrigger and her husband William admitted that they voted in elections in which they were no longer eligible to vote, voting in Lee County and Cape Coral municipal elections while residing in Charlotte County for six years. http://www.nbc-2.com/story/25019396/elections-office-asks-state-to-investigate-v... http://www.electionlawcenter.com/uncategorized/florida-voter-fraud-a-misundersta...
Washington Harline Hai Lien Ng Winnie Wing Yee NG F 2004-11 2005-06 Multiple Voting Absentee/Mail - Impersonation Forgery 1 1 Harline Hai Lien Ng and her daughter, Winnie Wing Yee NG, allegedly signed and sent her deceased husband's absentee ballot. Pleaded and the sentence was deferred. Charged with repeat voting and received a deferred sentence and a fine. 1 year in jail (suspended) and $5,000 fine (suspended $4,900) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395994-washington-king-county-cases.html http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20050622&slug=vote22m
Tennessee Brenda Woods Yolanda Giles, Taletha McNeal Traylor, Amos Watkins F 2009-05 Bolivar municipal D In person Procuring illegal voters ineligible felon voting 3 3 Former Bolivar City Council member Brenda Woods was convicted of three counts of procuring illegal voters in the city's May 2009 municipal elections. Yolanda Giles, Taletha McNeal Traylor, and Amos Watkins said that during early elections Woods took them to the polls to vote for her. They testified they told Woods they had felony convictions, but she assured them they could still vote. An investigation by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation revealed the three felons had cast ballots illegally since their voting rights had not been restored. The three were granted immunity for testifying. Woods was convicted on the same charges in 2011, but was awarded a new trial on appeal two years later. As a result of her convictions, Woods can no longer vote or run for elected office. Woods was sentenced to two years of community corrections, which entails intensive community-based supervision and treatment provided by agencies contracted by the state. 2 years of community corrections http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/25029628/former-bolivar-city-official-convic... http://wreg.com/2014/05/20/former-boliver-city-councilwoman-sentenced-for-voter-...
North Carolina Ahmed Sultan Laghari (city council candidate) Zahida Sultan Laghari M 2011-09 2012-03 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 1 Ahmed Sultan Laghari, a Ward 4 candidate for Statesville City Council, and his wife were accused of using a false address as their official residence when voting. He reportedly said that they lived in an apartment inside Ward 4 city limits, but they also owned a home outside of Mooresville's town limits. He 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...

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