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 Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Ohio Alan Szabo M 2006-11 Petition Fraud 6 Alan Szabo forged signatures on petitions for ballot question. Charged with 6 counts election fraud. Pleaded guilty to 3 counts. Other counts dismissed. 5 years of probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396374-ohio-logan-county-alan-szabo-case....
Indiana Michelle Chandler (city controller’s office) F 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting Absentee/Mail Perjury 3 1 Michelle Chandler, a worker in the city controller’s office, was found guilty of one count of felony perjury in a fraud case that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Chandler was also charged with fraudulent receipt of ballot, voting outside of her district, and perjury. 1 year probation http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_6af53cdd-4bf0-520d-ad4a-6f0548f72e20....
New York John Brown Anthony DiFiglio William McInerney Anthony Renna John Brown Clement Campana Gary Galuski Michael LoPorto Ed McDonough Kevin McGrath M 2009-09 Working Families Party Primary D Absentee/mail John Brown, a former Troy City Councilman, faced the prospect of seven years in jail for his role in ballot forgeries related to the 2009 Working Families Party primary. A plea* deal sought to reduce those charges in exchange for his cooperation. Brown, with his attorney Jennifer C. Zegarelli, pled to felony possession of a forged instrument --the absentee ballot for David Daniel. When the investigation into the Democrats' activities started to heat up, Brown concocted a scheme in which he tried to convince WFP members to put out a press release blaming the entire scandal on former city DPW Commissioner Bob Mirch, a Republican. Brown was sentenced to six months in jail. *Plea deal: 6 months in jail https://web.archive.org/web/20130316033640/http://menrec.com/four-ny-democrats-s... http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20111221/NEWS/312219994
Connecticut Beatrice Sabatino F Absentee Ballot Fraud Sabatino, who worked at her assigned polling place on Election Day, filled out an absentee ballot for the election. She was accused of not withdrawing the absentee ballot after learning of her polling place work assignment. $100 fine, ordered to comply with the law in the future and lost eligibility to work certain election jobs
Kansas Wyandotte County - Names Unknown 2010 Registration Fraud People who were not registered to vote signed affidavits claiming residency in Wyandotte. Referred to district attorney; under investigation. (4 cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
California Mark Jacoby M 2006 2007 R 2008-10 Registration fraud - ineligible district Perjury 4 0 Mark Jacoby, owner of a voter-registration company who collected signatures for petition drives, pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor count of voter fraud after he twice illegally registered to vote at an address where he didn't live, in 2006 and again in 2007. He faced four felony charges: two counts of voter registration fraud and two counts of perjury. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 30 days community service http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/06/owner-of-registration-company-plea... http://www.cbsnews.com/news/signature-gatherer-arrested-in-voter-fraud/
Tennessee Christina Botts Carrie Botts F 2012 2013-07 Registration fraud Forgery 13 0 Christina Botts was indicted on 13 counts and Carrie Botts was indicted on one count, of voter registration fraud for fraudulently registering voters in Scott County in September 2012. They were altering address information on voter registration forms so it would appear the individuals lived in the city of Huntsville. Christina Botts registered 43 individuals during September 2012 and Carrie Botts registered one person and forged a signature on the voter registration application.
Iowa Lawrence Altman M Lawrence Altman was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Oklahoma Brenda Henry Ronald Joel Henry F 2016-04 Municipal 2016-08 Absentee/mail 1 Brenda Henry and her husband Ronald were arrested and charged in Oklahoma County District Court with one felony count of falsifying an absentee ballot application in the April 2016 Luther town council election. At least nine absentee ballots were fraudulently filled out, including multiple false or duplicate addresses and illegal notarizations without voters present. One voter who was listed as voting absentee confirmed that he did not fill out a ballot or vote in the election. http://newsok.com/article/5515300 http://www.news9.com/story/32844872/arrest-warrant-issued-for-luther-town-counci...
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Tiffany Owens F Illegal assistance Tiffany Owens was an election official who was alleged to have provided unlawful assistance to a voter. The matter was dismissed for lack of specific intent. The matter was dismissed for lack of specific intent. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...

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