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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia Cafornia Adams 2010-08 Absentee/Mail Unlawful possession, delivery and assistance with absentee ballots. (State Elections Board Case #2009-0087; Toombs County) $1,200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Georgia Dorothy Gilreath Carleton Vines Albert Palmour Steve Chappelear Sidney Johnson Lois Reed Anthony Sparks F 2006 General Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Carleton Vines and his accomplices (Albert Palmour, Dorothy Gilreath, Steve Chappelear, Sidney Johnson, Lois Reed, and Anthony Sparks) ran an absentee ballot fraud operation designed to rig the 2006 election in which Vines won election as a State Court Judge. Vines’s co-conspirators acted as “runners,” illegally “assisting” voters in filling out their absentee ballots. In many cases, ballots were transported by the conspirators to Vines’s law office before being subsequently mailed. The group signed a consent decree with the state board of election, acknowleding their actions and accepting a public reprimand. Ordered to cease and desist from further violations of the Election Code, publicly reprimanded. http://www.atlantaunfiltered.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Carleton-Vines-conse...
Connecticut William Harding III M Absentee Ballot Fraud Harding, 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
Georgia Bridgette Mahone F Illegal Assistance Absentee Ballot Fraud Bridgette Mahone was accused of unlawful absentee ballot assistance. Dismissed https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
New Mexico Candidate petition challenge: Carlos Villanueva v. Jacob Candelaria (Southwest Political Services hired by Candelaria campaign) 2012 Democratic primary D Petition fraud Forgery 31 people responsible for collecting signatures to get Democrat Jacob Candelaria on the June 2012 ballot were named in a criminal investigation, accused of falsifying voter records and voter fraud. The Candelaria campaign said the suspects are former canvassers for a company called "Southwest Political Services". That company was paid by Candelaria's campaign to gather the needed 75 signatures to get his name on the ballot for the District 26 State Senate seat. A number of voters say they never signed the petition and that their signature was forged. At one household, a man found his name on the petition twice with two different style signatures and also found his wife's signature. "She never signed at all." Another voter said more of the same. "Not even the print is her handwriting," a woman said of what was supposedly her mother's signature. "And that is not even how you spell her name." At another address, a woman said the voter listed on the petition moved out years ago. The Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office said it was reviewing the case, and complaints were also files with the Secretary of State's Office and with state police concerning the forged signatures. Petition challenge dismissed http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/State-Senate-candidate-accuses-o... http://www.abqjournal.com/106249/abqnewsseeker/ballot-the-main-fight-in-senate-d... http://www.nmtelegram.com/2012/04/12/dems-in-state-senate-bernco-da-race-stay-on...
Pennsylvania Latasha Leann Kinney F 2009-05 Registration Fraud While working for ACORN, was charged with forgery, solicitation, unsworn falsification, obstruction, interference and impersonation. http://www.post-gazette.com/breaking/2009/05/07/ACORN-workers-charged-with-forgi...
Kentucky Earl Young Naomi Johnson Jackie Jennings M 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy 4 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html
New Jersey Unknown impersonator Absentee/Mail Impersonation Mark Allen went to his polling place to vote in person. Upon checking in, he was told that an absentee ballot had already been submited in his name. Mr. Allen indicated he had not requested an absentee ballot, nor had he voted using one. He was allowed to vote a provisional ballot. http://www.electionjournal.org/2009/11/03/concerns-over-absentee-ballots-realize...
Kentucky Elliott County - Name Unknown 2004 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with fraudulent registration. Charge was dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Georgia Robert Dennard M

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