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 Jerry Lyles Jr. M 2004-03 Registration Fraud 3 Lyles was accused of knowingly registering a convicted felon, as well as two people who gave false addresses. Lyles was indicted on 3 counts false registration. Pleaded guilty to count 2; other counts moved to inactive files and dismissed if defendant met certain conditions. (Case #04-KR-0075-J, Adams County) 1 year of "good behavior", $2,500 fine from county and $3,000 fine from Attorney General. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399970-mississippi-adams-county-circuit-c...
Washington William Hammond M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against William Hammond was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Kansas Howard Duncan M 2004-11 General 2009-07 Multiple Voting 1 1 Howard Duncan was charged with knowingly and willfully voting more than once in the 2004 General Election. Pleaded no contest. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366881-kansas-2-response-part2.html
Georgia Tommy Raney (former Jackson City Council Member) Debra Brown M 2007 Jackson municipal Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 1 47 Tommy Raney, a candidate for the Jackson City Council, and his campaign worker, Debra Brown, pleaded* guilty to conspiracy to commit absentee ballot fraud for mishandling more than 40 absentee ballots in the 2007 Jackson City Council race. Raney had won the election by 27 votes. The inspector general determined Raney filled out two voter registration applications for electors; filled out and took possession of 48 absentee ballot applications for electors after they were signed; and filled in elector information on at least two absentee ballot envelopes for electors. Brown was found to have unlawfully "assisted numerous absentee electors" with voter registration applications and absentee ballots. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, $158,000 fine http://www.news-daily.com/news/raney-brown-plead-guilty-to-ballot-fraud-judge-wi...
Minnesota Antonio Vassel Brown M 2008-11 General 2011 Ineligible felon voting 1 Brown, who had been convicted of multiple felonies in multiple states, reportedly voted when his civil rights had not been restored. http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/6-face-charges-illegal-voting-duluth-ir... http://www.twincities.com/2011/08/17/richfield-man-among-6-accused-of-illegal-vo...
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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