True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Lynn Appleby Absentee/Mail Appleby, 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
Kentucky Whitley County - Name Unknown 2002 Registration Fraud 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of destruction of registration records. Charge dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Forrest Downie (deceased 2005) 2008-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Forrest Downie to vote in person in 2008, even though Mr. Downie died in 2005. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/aug/13/more-deceased-voters-san-di... http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Kansas Sedgwick County - Names Unknown 2009 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud 1 Eight non-citizens were accused of registering and at least one voted. Referred to district attorney. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kansas Sedgwick County - Name Unknown 2009 Absentee Ballot Fraud A non-matching signature was found on an advance ballot envelope. Provisional ballot not counted. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Washington Ardeshir Bahandari 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...
Kansas Pottawatomie County - Names Unknown 2006 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery 7 Advance ballots were arranged to be sent to addresses where voters did not reside, according to the owner of an apartment complex who signed a statement saying the voters did not reside there. The ballots were voted. Referred to law enforcement; not pursued. (7 cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Wisconsin L.B. Dean 2010 Ineligible felon voting 2 1 L.B. Dean pleaded guilty to Voting by Disqualified Person (Felon) (Felony Class I). A second charge of Providing False Information to Election Official was dismissed. Dean was sentenced to 60 days incarceration. *Plea deal: 60 days in jail http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Kansas Johnson County - Names Unknown 2000 Absentee Ballot Fraud Impersonation Multiple cases of questionable ballots. Impersonation of a voter.
Virginia Brenda Lee Harris 2007 2008 2013-04 Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 0 In April 2013, a grand jury indicted Brenda Lee Harris and five other convicted felons on charges of giving false statements when registering to vote. The registrations occurred in 2007 and 2008. The six were each indicted on a felony count of election fraud: Mark Winfield Atwater of Portsmouth; James Edward Dorsey of Portsmouth; Brenda Lee Harris of Virginia Beach; Tyrone Stith of Chesapeake; Lisa Charlotte White of Portsmouth; and Delphine Williams of Portsmouth. Nearly 20 cases were referred to the office of Commonwealth's Attorney, but the office is prosecuting only those that were clearly intending to deceive. http://pilotonline.com/news/local/crime/six-felons-indicted-on-voter-fraud-alleg...

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