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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Alabama Denita Lee William F. Bailey Mary Jo Ingram Eugene Emerson David Sutherland Jimmy F. Richardson Scotty D. Cole Idas L. Neal, Jr. F 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 2 1 Eight Alabamans were convicted on federal and state charges of vote buying and absentee ballot fraud in Winston County in the June 2000 Republican primary. All eight entered guilty pleas, admitting their roles in the voter fraud conspiracy that involved using cash, beer and liquor to buy votes. Denita Lee pleaded* guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and one state felony count of illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal/Federal: 3 years probation, 250 hours community service, $2,500 fine *Plea deal/State: 1 year + 1 day in jail (suspended if federal sentence served), 3 years probation, $50 fee plus court costs, barred from holding public office
Alabama Ann Richardson (former district judge) F 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail 1 Ann Richardson pleaded* guilty to a state charge for failing to properly report campaign expenditures related to the June 2000 Republican primary. She agreed to resign as district judge as part of her plea bargain. Federal charges were dismissed. Eight others, including Richardson's husband, were convicted on charges of absentee ballot fraud as part of a vote-buying scheme in the election. *Plea deal: 6 months in jail (suspended), 1 year probation, $1,000 fine plus court costs
New Mexico Eugene Victor M R Impersonation Multiple Voting 1 Eugene Victor wanted to prove a point about the need for voter ID at the polls, so he voted under his son's name, to prove that it could be done. He also voted under his own name. After double voting and impersonation, he turned himself in to authorities. He was charged with false voting, forgery and fraudulent and double voting. Victor pleaded “no contest” to the charge, a fourth-degree felony. 18 months of unsupervised probation
Connecticut Jean Winkler (registrar of voters) F R Jean Winkler, a Republican Registrar of Voters and registrar at a voting district, was accused of violating procedures for dealing with a person who wasn't on official voter registry lists. $350 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Wisconsin Rep. Carolyn Paseneaux (former member of Congress) F 2000-08 Primary R 2000 Ineligible district voting Registration Fraud 2 Rep. Carolyn Paseneaux was arrested on two felony counts of voter fraud for allegedly listing an old address while voting. On an absentee ballot form, she listed an address of a home where she had not lived for more than a year. Charged with 1 count of false swearing and 1 count of false voting.
Indiana Charlie White M 2010-05 Primary R 2011-03 Registration fraud 6 1 Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White was convicted of six felonies, including three counts of voter fraud, two counts of perjury and one count of theft for registering to vote and running for office at an address where he didn't reside. 1 year of electronic home monitoring (appealed - 3 of 6 convictions vacated)


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