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 Source3 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Michigan Randy Allen Durham M 2002 2004-02 Absentee/Mail 7 Randy Allen Durham was charged with 2 counts of absentee ballot tampering (MCL 168.932(e)) and 5 counts of improper possession of an absentee ballot (MCL 168.932(f)). Durham is alleged to have received a number of absentee ballots that he was not authorized to possess and at least some of the ballots appeared to have been marked while in his possession. http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164--86979--,00.html
West Virginia Alvin Ray Porter, Jr. (former Logan police chief) M 2004-05 Democrat Primary D Vote Buying Alvin Ray Porter, Jr. was reportedly involved in a scandal during the 2004 Democratic party primary to bribe voters. Indicted with others for a conspiracy to control county government in Lincoln County by buying votes, keeping some supporters’ property taxes low, controlling county and state government jobs and rewarding supporters by ensuring their roads were repaired. Charged with buying votes. Pleaded guilty. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1549361/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-71.htm http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Mississippi Dale Berry Dale Berry's name was included on a list by Mississippi Attorney General's Office.
Washington Karle Coppenrath F 2005-11 General Multiple Voting Absentee Ballot Fraud 1 Karle Coppenrath, of Jefferson County, Washington, reportedly voted two mail ballots in a 2005 election because she mistakenly received two ballots. There was no proof she intended to vote twice, so criminal charges were not filed. No charges filed, because it was not "an intentional attempt to vote twice." http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370216-washington-jefferson-county.html
Georgia Amber Lynn F 2009 Registration Fraud Accused of false registration. Case referred to Richmond County District Attorney's Office. https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http:/www.documentcloud.org/documents...
Florida Betty Jefferson (wife of candidate Eugene Jefferson) Linda Ivery F 2010-10 Lake City municipal D 2013-04 Absentee/Mail Registration Fraud Voter intimidation/coercion 26 20 Betty Jefferson was charged with 24 felony and two misdemeanor election law violations in a scheme to elect her husband, Eugene, to a city council seat in the 2010 Lake City District 10 primary. Jefferson asked voters to sign absentee ballots that were already completed, fraudulently obtained absentee ballots, and tried to deceive voters into signing ballots. The charges included 19 counts of obtaining an absentee ballot in violation of the law, one count of corruptly influencing voting, three counts of submitting false voter registration, one count of procuring false voter registrations, conspiracy to falsely obtain an absentee ballot or falsely obtaining an absentee ballot, and a conspiracy to corruptly influence voting charge. Jefferson entered pre-trial intervention. Pre-Trial Intervention - 30 months deferred prosecution, 50 hours community service, $100 prosecution costs, $1,000 donation to a charitable organization, barred from engaging in political or campaign activity during the deferral period, read the Florida Division of Elections Candidates Handbook and certify she has read it, write a letter of apology explaining how the actions alleged violate campaign regulations and rules http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/2-arrested-on-voter-frau... http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-04-09/story/lake-city-women-arrested-ele... http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028308/02443 https://www.civitekflorida.com/ocrs/app/caseinformation.xhtml?query=HL7trn0Gjppl...
Connecticut David Aldarondo M D Aldarondo was accused of neglecting to provide information about himself required by law, such as his signature, when assisting people with absentee ballot applications while campaigning door-to-door as a candidate for state representative in a Democratic primary. Civil penalty of $500 and ordered to comply with the law in the future.
California Lisa Marrone F 2016-09 California Valley CSD 2016-09 5 1 Lisa Marrone, a member of the California Valley Community Services District Board of Directors, was charged with felony election fraud, including voter registration fraud, fraudulent voting on election day, filing a false declaration of candidacy document, perjury by declaration, and offering a false instrument for recording, by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office. Marrone filed a Declaration of Candidacy for reelection to the Board claiming she was a resident of California Valley when she actually lived elsewhere and was ineligible to serve on the Board. http://www.ksby.com/story/33097645/election-fraud-charges-filed-against-californ...
Washington Sandra Cady F 1 Records received from Snohomish County Washington did not indicate the specific accusation. From a list of almost 200 voter fraud cases that occurred since June 2007, only one person was charged. According to the prosecutor's office, the remainder of the cases were not prosecuted and no records were kept on the type of specific charge for the unprosecuted cases. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
Connecticut Peter Nygard M 2008-11 Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf

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