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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Ohio Amy Little Daniel "Tate" Hausman Yolanda Hippensteele F 2008 General D Ineligible district voting Absentee/Mail 1 1 Amy Little (New York native, staff member for Vote Today Ohio, and out-of-state campaigner for Barak Obama) was one of several people who came to Franklin County, Ohio, registered to vote after 30 days, and voted eventhough she did not intend to remain a resident of the county and state. She and her co-defendants chose to vote in Ohio instead of their home states, because Ohio is a swing state and Obama was expected to easily win in their home states. Charged with a violation under Title 35 of Ohio Code, casting an absentee ballot despite not meeting residency requirement. Pleaded guilty. (Case #09-CR-04-2465, Franklin County) 60-day suspended jail sentence, 1 year of probation and a $1000 fine http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2009/04/29/three_voters.ART_ART_04... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396674-ohio-franklin-county-amy-little-co...
Pennsylvania Richard Toney M 2009-05 Democratic primary D Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion Federal conspiracy 1 50 Richard Toney pleaded* guilty to violating federal election laws by soliciting absentee ballots that prosecutors say benefited his wife and her running mate. Toney was immediately sentenced to three years’ probation. Toney retired in 2013, but in 2009 was still officer-in-charge of police in Harmar Township, PA. That’s when federal prosecutors contend he solicited absentee ballots for his wife, Kim Toney, and her running mate in that year’s Democratic primary for township supervisor. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Ortiz told the judge that Toney and another man who wasn’t indicted but cooperated with authorities applied for absentee ballots, then had them filled out - often by people who shouldn’t have legally done so because they weren’t really going to be absent for the May 2009 primary. Ortiz said some voters felt compelled to go along for fear of “potential adverse consequences” because Toney was the township’s top cop. Before the absentee ballots were counted, Kim Toney and a challenger, Robert Exler, won the top two slots in the primary. After 50 absentee ballots were counted, Toney and her running mate, Jerry Chalmers, prevailed and went on to win the general election and two seats on the five-member board that runs the township. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, for 1 charge of federal conspiracy https://www.fbi.gov/pittsburgh/press-releases/2014/former-harmar-township-police... http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/25/ex-chief-to-plead-to-soliciting-...
North Carolina Terrance O’Brian Cromwell M 2011 2012-03 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 1 Terrance O’Brian Cromwell was charged with using a false address as his official residence when voting for Ahmed Sultan Laghari in the Ward 4 race. He was charged with illegal voting. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370371-north-carolina-iredell-county.html http://www.statesville.com/news/crime-watch-march/article_e1665b07-325a-5a3b-860...
Kansas Carol B. Honabach 2008 General Multiple Voting 1 Carol Honabach was accused of voting both in Kansas by advance ballot and in Kentucky at the polls. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403896-kansas-sos-4th-response-with-cases...
Georgia Tommie Eskew (election official/member of the Chattooga County Board of Registrars) M 2006/11 Absentee Ballot Fraud Tommie Eskew, a member of the Chattooga County Board of Registrars, was accused of improper assistance, delivery and possession of absentee ballots for the November 2006 general election. Cease and desist order and public reprimand
North Carolina Zahida Sultan Laghari (wife of city council candidate) Ahmed Sultan Laghari (former city council candidate) F 2011-09 2012-03 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 1 Zahida Sultan Laghari was charged with using a false address as her official residence when voting for her husband, Ahmed Sultan Laghari, who was running for Statesville City Council. Her husband reportedly said they lived in an apartment inside Ward 4 city limits, but they also owned a home outside of Mooresville's town limits. She was charged with illegally voting. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370371-north-carolina-iredell-county.html http://www.statesville.com/news/crime-watch-march/article_e1665b07-325a-5a3b-860...
Wisconsin Chad Gigowski M 2012-11 General 2013-03 Multiple voting 3 1 Chad Gigowski pleaded* guilty to voting twice in the November 2012 election, in both Greenfield and in Milwaukee, providing false information to a Greenfield election official, and registering in more than one place. *Plea deal: http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/milwaukee-man-pleads-guilty-to-five-counts-of... http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/prosecutors-charge-10-with-voter-fraud-4t...
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...
Oregon Leanne Lewis F 2005-05 Multiple Voting 2 10 Leanne Lewis voted in both Columbia County and Washington County on five different occasions from 2003 to 2004. Charged with 2 counts of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony. Treated as a Class A misdemeanor. 1 year of probation, 40 hours of community service and an $857 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Florida Jobero Lubin Non-citizen voting Jobero Lubin was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. Pleaded. (United States v. Lubin; 0:04-CR-60163) 1 year of probation http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF

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