True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Edward F. Prichard, Jr. M 1948 D Ballot box stuffing Edward F. Prichard, Jr., a former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, was widely seen as a future governor. In 1948, Mr. Prichard was sentenced to two years for stuffing 254 ballot boxes 2 years in prison http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/29/us/where-prosecutors-say-votes-are-sold.html https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=2768
Georgia Joe Murphy (former Lovejoy mayor) 5 unnamed individuals, including 3 family members. M 2007 Lovejoy municipal 2011 Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 6 Lovejoy Mayor Joe Murphy agreed to resign and never again seek public office in exchange for dropping an investigation into allegations he and five others, including three of his relatives, cast illegal votes in the 2007 city election. The fraudulent voters allegedly lied on their absentee ballot forms, falsely claiming to live within the Lovejoy city limits at the time they cast their votes. Plea deal: Investigation dropped after Murphy resigned and agreed to never again seek elected office http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/mayor-resigns-following-voter-fraud-investi... http://www.news-daily.com/news/da-pressures-lovejoy-mayor-to-resign/article_e015...
Georgia Joann Eason F 2010 Absentee Ballot Fraud Eason was accused of unlawful possession, delivery and assistance with absentee ballots. $300 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161204225513/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
California Name Not Disclosed Petition Fraud Forgery An individual in Santa Cruz County (name not disclosed) was charged under the California Election Code/California Penal Code. The charges pertain to knowingly procuring or offering false or forged instrument to be filed, registered, or recorded in any public office, which instrument, if genuine, might be filed, registered, or recorded under any law; forgery and subscribing fictitious names or the name of another to a petition. Pleaded no contest to knowingly procuring or offering false or forged instrument to be filed, registered, or recorded in any public office, which instrument, if genuine, might be filed, registered, or recorded under any law; forgery; subscribing fictitious names or the name of another to a petition. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404433-california-fresno-county-cases.htm...
California Jason Lee Hayes M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Jason Lee Hayes, along with 11 others, were charged with deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud. Hayes pleaded guilty to 1 count of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration. Two counts of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration were dismissed. 3 years of probation and 90 days in jail. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Clemme Black Absentee Ballot Fraud Clemme Black was accused of unlawful assistance with absentee ballots. Dismissed for lack of evidence. Dismissed for lack of evidence. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Connecticut Mark Rutkowski M Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was made that Mark Rutkowski didn't return a list of individuals to whom he distributed absentee ballot applications. Matter dismissed. Dismissed
New Hampshire Stephanie Marie Murphy-Mejia F 2008-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Stephanie Marie Murphy-Mejia because she reportedly registered and voted for the first time on Election Day without photo identification, and the United States Post Office returned a verification letter sent to her address as undeliverable. Her identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Murphy-Mejia was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403928-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
New Jersey Election contest: Michael Strumolo and Vincent Ferraro vs. Robert J. Peluso and Louis Valori 2013-06 Parsippany municipal primary 2013-07 Election contest Candidates Michael Strumolo and Vincent Ferrara each filed petitions with Superior Court Assignment Judge Thomas Weisenbeck in Morristown contesting the results of the June 4, 2013 Parsippany Town Council primary, which named Robert Peluso and Louis Valori as winners. Several witnesses testified that County Clerk candidate James Vigilante gave them mail-in ballots to certify, or sign and turn in. Each of the people testified that Vigilante gave them a stack of votes, and that they never met any of the voters. Strumolo's attorney Brian Aloia told the court that Vigilante could have distributed as many as 50 votes in that fashion. Election laws prohibit candidates from handling mail-in ballots and also require that a mail-in ballot submitted on behalf of another voter must be signed by whoever submits it. The person submitting the ballot also must have received it directly from the voter. Ferrara said in his petition that enough illegal votes were accepted to change the outcome of the election. His petition cites the names of three people who allegedly voted twice by mail-in ballot and the names of 71 other people he believes improperly cast mail-in ballots. “The 77 illegal votes that were received ... were sufficient to change the outcome of the election. As a result, the will of the electorate either is not discernible or has been frustrated by the widespread acceptance of illegal and/or fraudulent votes,” Judge dismissed the challenge, but said there was "significant cause for concern" about the conduct of James Vigilante. Three women testified that Vigilante called them to his home office to pick up and sign for mail-in ballots that he had there, and later drove them to the board of elections office to deliver the ballots. Under state election law, candidates are not allowed to possess or handle mail-in ballots. The law also says the person submitting the ballot must also have received it directly from the voter. However, Vigilante couldn't have impacted enough ballots to change the outcome of the vote, Weisenbeck said http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/08/testimony_will_expose_illegal_parsipp... http://patch.com/new-jersey/parsippany/primary-candidates-allege-voter-fraud-hea... http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/09/after_alleged_voter_fraud_judge_wants...
Washington Joellen Lee F Joellen Lee was suspected of being an "unqualified person voting", but there was insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...

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