True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Chargedsort ascending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Election contest: Jasen Rabalais v. Michael Papillion 2016-03 Democratic primary D 2016-03 Election contest Voter intimidation/coercion Absentee/mail Harris County constable chief deputy Jasen Rabalais, who narrowly missed making the runoff in the Precinct 3 constable's primary election on March 1,2016, has sued the top two vote-getters, seeking to annul the results because of alleged violations of election law. Rabalais alleged in court papers on March 10 that a campaign worker for Michel Pappillion, a candidate who beat him by 37 votes and edged him out of the runoff, illegally cast votes on behalf of some senior citizens. Sherman Eagleton was the top vote getter by more than 800 votes of more than 18,000 cast, while Rabalais came in third. Eagleton and Pappillion are scheduled to face each other in the May 2016 runoff for the Democratic nomination. Pappillion denied allegations that his campaign violated election law, but declined to say whether he employed the campaign worker, referring questions to his attorney, Andy Taylor. Rabalais' complaint states that the worker initially approached his campaign, offering to "deliver votes from seniors through special access to senior living facilities," guaranteeing 1,000 votes, and Rabalais turned her down. Rabalais supporters noticed the worker at the polls wearing a Pappillion shirt and telling elderly voters that they had already voted, the complaint alleges. The Rabalais campaign confronted the worker, who told them she is a nurse, has access to nursing homes and gets seniors to "vote for that person who [she is] working for," the complaint alleges. The complaint alleges the worker "deliberately falsified, illegally completed, or unlawfully influenced the ballots and early voting applications of elderly residents" in Precinct 3. Rabalais' suit calls for the court to order a new election, subtract illegal votes or "declare the outcome of the election if able to ascertain the true outcome." http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Constable-can...
Hawaii Tiffany Edwards Hunt F 2012 2016-03 Registration fraud-ineligible district Ineligible district voting 1 1 Tiffany Edwards Hunt, a 2014 County Council District 5 candidate, was charged with voter fraud for violating Section 19-3.5, Hawai’i Revised Statutes, according to the office of the Hawai’i County Prosecuting Attorney. Edwards Hunt was accused of using her husband’s surf shop address in Pahoa instead of her home address in Hawaiian Acres over a five-year period from 2008 to 2013. The two addresses were located in different districts, allowing her the potential to vote in a district race that was not the one she lived in. The charge is alleged to have occurred between Aug. 7, 2012 and Nov. 5, 2012, and is a class C felony, which could be punishable with up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. http://bigislandnow.com/2016/02/24/voter-fraud-charged-against-former-county-cou... http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/former-county-council-candidate-...
Colorado Corrie Houck (former candidate for city council) F 2015 Denver municipal D 2016-01 Petition fraud Forgery 13 0 Corrie Houck was charged with 13 counts of forgery and perjury for forging signatures on her candidate petition. Houck, a Democrat who ran for Denver City Council District 2’s seat, allegedly knew about the forged signatures but signed off on the petition anyway.  More than half the signatures on Houck's petitions did not match the signatures on file for the voters named. Three voters listed on Houck's petitions were dead and had been for some time. Houck also submitted a signature for an election judge's mother, who is known to have Alzheimer's disease and her caretaker says she did not sign the petition. The Denver District Attorney's Office charged Houck with one count of attempting to influence a public servant  and six counts of forgery, all felonies, plus six misdemeanor counts of perjury. https://www.scribd.com/doc/294649081/Corrie-Houck-Charging-Document-and-Affidavi... http://kdvr.com/2016/01/04/dead-people-big-bird-other-allegedly-forged-signature...
Kansas Ron R. Weems M 2012-11 2014-11 General 2016-01 Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 5 2 Ron R. Weems pleaded* guilty to three misdemeanor counts of voter fraud for double voting in the 2012 and 2014 general elections. Weems registered and voted in both Sedgwick County, Kansas and Teller County, Colorado. Two other felony counts were dropped. *Plea deal: $5500 fine http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article75545277.html http://cjonline.com/news/2016-01-25/kris-kobach-files-new-round-voter-fraud-case... http://www.kwch.com/content/news/Kobach-announces-fourth-voter-fraud-conviction-...
Kansas Michael L. Hannum M 2012-11 General 2016-01 Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 4 1 Michael L. Hannum pleaded* guilty to one misdemeanor count of advance voting unlawful acts and two misdemeanor counts of voting without being qualified after admitting to double voting in the November 2012 general election in Nebraska where he resided and also in Kansas. A felony count was dropped. *Plea deal: $5500 fine http://www.wibwnewsnow.com/98900-2/ http://www.pitch.com/FastPitch/archives/2016/01/25/johnson-county-man-among-thre... http://cjonline.com/news/2016-01-25/kris-kobach-files-new-round-voter-fraud-case... http://ksnt.com/2016/04/28/man-ordered-to-pay-5500-for-voting-violations/ Johnson County Kansas District Court: Case No.16CR00176. Search by name or case number at jococourts.org.
Kansas Randall Kilian M 2012-11 General R 2016-01 Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 3 1 Randall Kilian pleaded* guilty to voting without being qualified, a Class A misdemeanor, after doube voting in the 2012 general election. Kilian lived and voted in Colorado, and also cast a ballot without being lawfully registered to vote in Ellis County, Kansas in the same election. In exchange for his plea, two other misdemeanor charges were dismissed. *Plea deal: $2500 fine http://www.hdnews.net/news/local/former-hays-man-convicted-of-voter-fraud/articl... http://www.parsonssun.com/state_national/news/article_0664cb0e-0916-11e6-9eea-83... http://cjonline.com/news/2016-01-25/kris-kobach-files-new-round-voter-fraud-case...
Missouri Abigail R Palmer F 2015-04 Springfield municipal 2015-12 Multiple voting Ineligible district voting In person 1 1 Abigail R. Palmer was charged with a class one election offense (felony voter fraud), for voting twice in the April 2015 election. According to documents Greene County Clerk's office provided to the Sheriff's office, on April 7, Palmer voted at the Remington's Event Center, the proper polling site for the home address she had given to election officials. About an hour later, Palmer voted again, at the polling site at King's Way United Methodist Church. At this polling place she gave a different address that would allow her to vote at the church. Palmer told a Greene County sheriff's deputy she did not believe both of her votes would count toward the election. If convicted, she could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/11/13/months-later... http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2015/12/03/greene-county-woma... http://themissouritimes.com/20135/possible-case-of-voter-fraud-investigated-in-g...
Virginia Curtis W. Blankenship M 2015-11 General 2015-12 Multiple voting 1 1 Curtis W. Blankenship of Powhatan was charged with voter fraud for voting more than once in the 2015 General Election, a Class 6 felony. Blankenship allegedly voted absentee and then went to one of the polling stations on Election Day, Nov. 3, and attempted to obtain another ballot. http://www.richmond.com/news/local/central-virginia/powhatan/powhatan-today/arti...
Mississippi Margie McNair Ann Reed Margie McNair Dona Jones Prentiss Harris Gloria Smith F 2015-11 State General 2015-11 Illegal assistance In February 2016, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office took over the prosecution in a voting fraud case filed against five Franklin County pollworkers charged with election fraud during the Nov. 3, 2015 general election at the Bude precinct. Circuit Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson issued the warrants for their arrests. Margie McNair of Bude, Ann Reed of Meadville, and Dona Jones of Meadville were charged with violating a state elections law forbidding “dishonest decisions by managers” of polling places “concerning qualifications of voters.” The women allegedly did not check voter qualifications. State law says if an election manager knowingly permits an unqualified person to vote or prohibits a qualified person from voting, the manager may face jail time of up to three months, a fine of up to $200 or both. Anita Leonard and Carl Cupit, both Republican Party poll observers at the Bude precinct, filed the charges on Nov. 13. Leonard said she saw pollworkers going beyond what is allowed in helping voters and alleged that the pollworkers weren’t properly checking voters’ identification. Sen. Melanie Sojourner, R-Natchez, contested her close loss to former Sen. Bob Dearing in the Senate District 37 race. Dearing, a Democrat, won the seat back from Sojourner by a 62-vote margin. Charges dismissed https://mississippipep.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/franklin-county-poll-workers-arr... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/b113715bcd3745eca3352936439d5364/MS--Vote... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/24b8c1cc5dbd4ba38d83910a01f74b81/MS--Elec...
Mississippi Dona Jones Ann Reed Margie McNair Dona Jones Prentiss Harris Gloria Smith F 2015-11 State General 2015-11 Illegal assistance In February 2016, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office took over the prosecution in a voting fraud case filed against five Franklin County pollworkers charged with election fraud during the Nov. 3, 2015 general election at the Bude precinct. Circuit Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson issued the warrants for their arrests. Dona Jones and Ann Reed of Meadville, and Margie McNair of Bude, were charged with violating a state elections law forbidding “dishonest decisions by managers” of polling places “concerning qualifications of voters.” The women allegedly did not check voter qualifications. State law says if an election manager knowingly permits an unqualified person to vote or prohibits a qualified person from voting, the manager may face jail time of up to three months, a fine of up to $200 or both. Anita Leonard and Carl Cupit, both Republican Party poll observers at the Bude precinct, filed the charges on Nov. 13. Leonard said she saw pollworkers going beyond what is allowed in helping voters and alleged that the pollworkers weren’t properly checking voters’ identification. Sen. Melanie Sojourner, R-Natchez, contested her close loss to former Sen. Bob Dearing in the Senate District 37 race. Dearing, a Democrat, won the seat back from Sojourner by a 62-vote margin. Charges dismissed https://mississippipep.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/franklin-county-poll-workers-arr... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/b113715bcd3745eca3352936439d5364/MS--Vote... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/24b8c1cc5dbd4ba38d83910a01f74b81/MS--Elec...

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