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
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2008 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in both Kansas and Colorado. Evidence collected. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Texas Guadalupe Rios 2006 Municipal Absentee/Mail 11 11 Guadalupe Rios pleaded* guilty to 11 counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegally possessing other voters' ballots in the 2006 municipal election (TEC 86.006). *Plea deal: 4 years probation, 60 days house arrest, $500 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Starr/Brooks: 08-08-09945 CR
New Jersey Floyd Tally Marty Small Ernest Storr Tracy Pijuan Luquay Zahir David Callaway Toni Dixon Dameka Cross Mark Crumble Michele Griffin Ramona Stephens Demaris Jones Ronald Harris 2009 Municipal - Democratic primary 2009-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud 9 Floyd Talley was one of 14 allegedly working alongside Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small to commit absentee ballot fraud. Talley was charged with 9 counts of voter fraud. Allegedly, voters were asked to apply for absentee ballots, but instead of letting the voters choose their own candidate, a self-proclaimed “secret army” mishandled ballots and even had a “shredding party” to dispose of votes for opposing candidates. Voters were told whom to vote for, never received their ballots — which wound up being cast anyway — or got their applications and ballots at the same time. It was alleged that some voters did not even live in the city, and used fictitious addresses in order to vote. Tally was acquitted. Acquitted http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395062-new-jersey-dcj-cases-3.html http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/atlantic-city-councilman-marty-...
Connecticut Killingly Board of Education Voter intimidation/coercion Citizens for Limited Taxation filed a complaint against Killingly Kids Count (KKC), a registered political committee, with the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission that alleged the group tried to intimidate voters through its flyers for two separate elections. It also alleged that a school official had "advocated a position on a referendum using public funds," when he called a radio station and told listeners to vote against a measure. After an investigation, the commission found there was no evidence that the group had posted the flyers. The commission also concluded that the school principal made the call during his break and was not guilty of any wrongdoing. The complaint was dismissed. Dismissed
Texas Election contest: Al Edwards v. Borris Miles 2010-03 Democratic primary D 2010-03 Election contest Ineligible district voting Absentee/mail Challenger and former state Rep. Borris Miles won a recount by eight votes over incumbent Rep. Al Edwards, but Edwards has filed a lawsuit, alleging Miles was aided by voter fraud in the March 2, 2010 primary. The lawsuit, filed in Harris County District Court, claims that Miles, who officials had initially said won by 10 votes, benefitted from votes of people who “were not legally qualified and/or registered to vote for the following reasons: (i) the voter’s residence was outside of Harris County and/or District 146; (ii) the voter was fraudulently or improperly registered to vote or the voter’s registration had been cancelled: (iii) the voter was ineligible to vote because he or she was previously convicted of a felony: (iv) the voter did not properly complete an application for an early voting by mail ballot: and (v) early voting by mail ballots were cast that were procured by fraud or without the consent or knowledge of the actual voter.” Edwards asks that the court, after determining that illegal votes were cast, compel voters who cast illegal ballots to tell who they voted for. http://www.texaswatchdog.org/2010/03/-borris-miles-beats-al-edwards-by-8-votes-i...
Kentucky Kenton County - Name Unknown 2004 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with fraudulent registration. Charge was dismissed - diverted. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Michigan Bobbie Baker (former city council member) Frank Fields Zedora Miller Angela Smith 2001-01 Ecorse City Council 2003-01 Absentee Ballot Fraud 8 Felony charges were filed against Angela Smith, Frank Fields, Zedora Miller and Bobbie Baker. The four were accused of handling and tampering with absentee voter ballots stemming from the January 9, 2001, election for Ecorse City Council. Baker, a member of the Ecorse City Council, was charged with 5 counts of improper return of an Absentee Voter Ballot and 3 counts of conspiracy to improperly return Absentee Voter Ballots http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-46849_47203-58997--,00.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826964/posts
Mississippi Election contest: Melanie Sojourner v. Bob Dearing 2015-11 State General (Senate District 37) 2015-11 Election contest Illegal assistance Voter intimidation/coercion Republican Senator Melanie Sojourner lost the November 2015 state Senate District 37 election by 64 votes to former Democratic Senator Bob Dearing. She charged in her petition that she lost due to criminal fraud. A poll watcher and former bailiff (for August primary) filed criminal charges against four poll workers and an election commissioner who worked the Bude Precinct during the November 3 election. She lost the precinct by 242 votes. She claims approximately 90 "improper and illegal actions" took place at that precinct, including: *Illegally offering voter assistance to those who didn't request it or weren't disabled. *poll workers illegally attempting to "aid or influence voters" *poll workers "illegally violating the secrecy of the ballot" *poll workers illegally entering the polling booth alone with voters http://kingfish1935.blogspot.com/2015/12/sojourner-will-challenge-results.html
Texas Oralia Fausto Absentee Ballot Fraud Petition Fraud Oralia Fausto was reported to have been a part of a voting scheme with four others, where he illegally voted via mail-in ballot, as well as registered fake names to vote throughout Starr County, Texas. Fausto completed a pretrial diversion and the charges were dismissed.
Kansas Wyandotte County - Names Unknown 2008 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud 1 Three non-citizens were accused of registering and one was alleged to have voted. Referred to district attorney. (3 cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html

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