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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Cheryl Bersch 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...
Virginia James Edward Dorsey 2007 2008 2013-04 Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 0 In April 2013, a grand jury indicted James Edward Dorsey 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...
Kansas Finney County - Name Unknown 2010 Multiple Voting 1 Person voted in both Kansas and Oklahoma. Referred to county attorney for investigation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Ohio Ohio Organizing Collaborative 2015 Registration fraud Forgery In October 2015, the Ohio Secretary of State's office received reports from county boards of elections about suspicious voter registration forms submitted by employees of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative. Boards have described significant irregularities among the applications, including voter registration forms from persons who are deceased, voter registration forms with multiple names, address or identification mismatches, and voter registration update forms that appear to have been signed by someone other than the voter. The cases were referred to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investiations. http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/Upload/elections/advisories/2015/Adv2015-07.pdf http://wkbn.com/2015/10/29/ohio-bci-investigating-potential-voter-fraud-in-two-c... http://wkbn.com/2015/10/16/bci-investigating-reports-of-voter-fraud-in-columbian...
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Derek G. Little M Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Derek G. Little was accused of knowingly voting while being a convicted felon. His case was dismissed because federal prosecutors learned that he used his prison ID to prove his identity at the polls. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Connecticut Stenley Cohen M Ineligible district voting Stanley and Barbara Cohen were accused of voting using the address of a place they did not reside. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that the matter should be dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/2008_047.pdf
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...
Mississippi Teresa Ann Sample F 2009-08 Multiple Voting Charged with voting more than once in the same election. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Pennsylvania Ashley L. Clarke F 2009-05 Registration Fraud While working for ACORN, Ashley L. Clarke was charged with forgery, solicitation of registration for pay, unsworn falsification of authorities, obstructing the administration of law or government function, interference with voter registration, and impersonating another person in a voter registration application. http://www.post-gazette.com/breaking/2009/05/07/ACORN-workers-charged-with-forgi...
Kentucky Michael Salyers M 2010 Breathitt County magistrate Vote buying 10 "When it comes to vote buying, it’s an everyday thing. ... It’s pretty much like jaywalking," admited former Breathitt County magistrate candidate Michael Salyers, who is serving time in jail for buying votes in his 2010 race. Salyers was given $500 and ended up buying about 10 votes. He would meet people seeking to sell their votes in the back room of a local store. "They would go into the machine and cast their vote...They were supposed to vote for me. They would come back to me and I would pay them for going to vote. Salyers says vote buying has been so blatant that, "you used to be able to go behind the voting machine with voters, to make sure that if you bought their vote, that they would vote the way you wanted to." 60 days in jail, 6 months home detention and 120 hours of community service. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2012/former-candidate-for-breathit...

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