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
Idaho Walter A. Coiner M 2008-11 General 2009-09 Multiple voting 1 1 Walter A. Coiner was charged with one count of felony illegal voting and pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor voter fraud charge after admitting he tried voting twice in the November 2008 election. He voted by absentee ballot in Twin Falls and in person in Ketchum. 1 year unsupervised probation, 40 hours community service, $375 fine http://www.ktvb.com/story/home/2014/06/27/11502401/ http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/ManVotedTwice_Idaho.pdf
Massachusetts Richard Suchocki Mark Atlas M 2013-11 Worcester municipal 2013-12 Illegal assistance 1 0 Richard Suchocki admitted to helping Mark Atlas commit impersonation voter fraud in the Nov. 5, 2013 Worcester municipal election by providing Atlas with the name and address of another registered voter, but Suchocki died in 2014.before being convicted. Atlas pleaded guilty to voting at the Ward 6, Precinct 5 polling station under someone else's name. Dismissed (defendant died) http://www.telegram.com/article/20131204/NEWS/312049857/1116
Connecticut Neil A. Dupont M Absentee/Mail Neil Dupont filled out an absentee ballot for his wife but failed to co-sign the ballot to show that he assisted her. Ordered to comply with this rule for future elections
Kentucky Eugene Lewis (former Democratic Board of Elections Judge) M Multiple D Vote buying Democratic Board of Elections Judge Eugene Lewis, also a convicted cocaine trafficker and marijuana dealer serving a 12 years prison sentence, described how easily he bought votes over a period spanning three decades. "I've also bought, traded, bought votes for different candidates," he testified. "I would pay them right in the booth. ... You would not believe the percentage of people, from school teachers down, that I have bought their vote from." http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu... http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html
Ohio Christopher Hargrove M 2008-09 Registration fraud 3 Christopher Hargrove was charged with 1 count voter registration fraud, 1 count theft and 1 count misuse of credit cards. Pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud, felony, and theft, felony. Other count dismissed. (Case #08-09-2992, Summit County) 18 months incarceration (suspended), 1 year of probation, 80 hours of community service and $500 fee http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395896-ohio-summit-county-with-cases.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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