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/R Charged Convicted Type1sort descending Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia Unknown Assistant 2008 General Voter intimidation/coercion 1 Jake Justice, a mentally challenged man was taken to the polls by his adult rehab provider. Mr. Justice wanted to vote for John McCain, but a representative of the rehab center who was assisting him selected Barak Obama's name instead. http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/10/17/mentally-challenged-man-says-he-was-fo...
Indiana Ponciano Herrera M 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-03 Voter intimidation/coercion Absentee Ballot Fraud 8 4 Ponciano Herrera pleaded* guilty to misdemeanor charge of handling a forged absentee ballot, after being charged with eight felony counts of illegally manipulating absentee ballots and inducing voters to commit perjury in the May 2003 Democratic mayoral primary in East Chicago. Herrera convinced four of his neighbors, a deaf brother and sister and two mentally retarded people to sign their absentee ballots and turn them over to him without voting. Longtime East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick narrowly defeated challenger George Pabey in that primary, but the Indiana Supreme Court overturned Pastrick's victory due to widespread voter fraud and ordered a new election. *Plea deal: 90 days probation http://www.wbez.org/story/news/local/more-indictments-east-chicago-voter-fraud-c... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1601469/posts http://www.votelaw.com/blog/archives/003929.html http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/suspended-lake-policeman-guilty-of-vote-fraud...
Texas David Woodson M Voter intimidation/coercion David Woodsen was charged with official oppression and retaliation against a voter. No additional information available.
Florida James Webb Baker Jr. M 2012-10 General D Voter intimidation/coercion 2 0 James Webb Baker Jr. pleaded* guilty to one count of voter intimidation and one count of identification fraud after admitting to sending about 200 letters a month before the 2012 election to prominent Florida Republicans in an effort to intimidate them and interfere with their voting rights, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office plea agreement filed in Tampa’s U.S. District Court. The letters told recipients they would be unable to vote unless they could prove American citizenship. The Florida Division of Elections received reports from 28 counties about the letters that were mailed with a Seattle postmark dated Oct. 17. Baker admitted that he intended the letters to look as if they were written by county elections officials and that his purpose in sending the letters was to intimidate the recipients and interfere with their right to vote. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 6 months home detention, 200 hours community service, $4,000 fine https://www.fbi.gov/tampa/press-releases/2014/seattle-man-pleads-guilty-to-voter... http://www.tbo.com/news/crime/no-prison-for-seattle-man-who-intimidated-gop-dono...
Arkansas Scott Montgomery (sheriff and candidate) M 2008-05 Democratic Primary for Sheriff D Voter intimidation/coercion Sheriff Scott Montgomery faced allegations of political intimidation, including bribing people to change votes in a sheriff's race to receive favors and/or not receive punishment from law enforcement. Allegations regarded violations of the Political Practices Act related to the May 20, 2008 election for sheriff of Perry County. The circuit court entered an order on June 27, 2008, dismissing the complaint. Dismissed https://cases.justia.com/arkansas/supreme-court/40305.pdf
Indiana Randall Blue Artis M 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-03 Voter intimidation/coercion 7 Randall Blue Artis was charged with seven felony counts including inducing an East Chicago woman to vote outside of her home precinct and commit other voting violations in connection with the May 2003 Democratic mayoral primary in East Chicago. Longtime Mayor Robert Pastrick narrowly defeated challenger George Pabey in that primary, but the Indiana Supreme Court overturned Pastrick's victory due to widespread voter fraud and ordered a new election. http://www.wbez.org/story/news/local/more-indictments-east-chicago-voter-fraud-c... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1601469/posts http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/artis-brothers-enter-guilty-pleas/article_8dd...

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