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 Source1sort descending Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Cordelia Thorpe (town committee member) F Absentee Ballot Fraud Cordelia Thorpe, who ran and was elected to town committee, was accused of taking possession of completed absentee ballots three times. Case dismissed. Dismissed
Texas Ann Marie Marsh F 2009 Municipal Ineligible district voting 1 1 Ann Marie Marsh was charged with one count of illegally voting while ineligible (TEC 64.012) in a 2009 municipal election. Dismissed Smith: 241-1681-11
Oregon Johnny R. Burkett M 2006-02 Forgery 5 Johnny R. Burkett was charged with submitting forged signatures. Pleaded guilty to 2 of 5 counts of making a false statement under election laws, a Class C felony. The other 3 charges were dropped after plea negotiations. 10 days in jail, 36 months of probation, a $750 fine (suspended) and barred from collecting signatures during probation.
Connecticut Marie Duffy (Democratic Registrar of Voters) F 2000-09 D Absentee Ballot Fraud Illegal Assistance Marie Duffy was a Democratic Registrar of Voters and was to supervise the voting of the absentee ballots issued by the West Haven Town Clerk, along with the complainant Tracy Morrissey, to represent the interest of each of the two Democratic candidates competing in the September 12, 2000 Democratic primary in West Haven. Duffy was accused of assisting nursing home residents fill in their ballots without Morrissey present. Duffy also was accused of delivering the ballots without Morrissey present. Duffy entered a consent agreement with the state of Connecticut, paid a civil penalty of $1,000, was considered officially reprimanded for her violations and expected to fully comply with the state requirements. Civil penalty of $1,000, was considered officially reprimanded for her violations and expected to fully comply with the state requirements.
Indiana John Cook Michael R. Marshall Christopher Marshall M 2010 Jeffersonville mayoral D 2011-10 Absentee/Mail Perjury 9 John Cook pleaded* to one felony count of perjury in connection with a voter fraud scheme involving absentee ballots and applications submitted in Jennings county in 2010. Michael Marshall and Christopher Marshall were also indicted on voter fraud charges. *Plea deal:
Connecticut Margaret A. Lilley F Absentee/Mail Lilley, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Connecticut Michael Nosal M 2004-11 Multiple Voting Michael Nosal was accused of voting more than once in the November, 2004 election. The evidence reveals that the three names submitted by the Secretary of the State as persons who may have voted more than once and in more than one location by presidential ballot are, in fact, six different people and no violation of law occurred. Dismissed
Connecticut Betty Emerson F Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was made challenging the authenticity of several absentee ballot applications submitted in Bety Emerson's name with different mailing addresses. Case dismissed. Dismissed
Texas Frank Rose M 2009 Municipal Ineligible voting 1 1 Frank Rose was charged with one count of illegal voting by an ineligible voter (64.012) in a 2009 municipal election. Dismissed Henderson/Smith: 241-1683-11
Mississippi Walley McGee M Walley McGee, of Simpson County, was accused of voter fraud, but not charged.


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