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 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Virginia Benjamin Graham Surber (former Appalachia chief law enforcement officer Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee/Mail Benjamin Graham Surber was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts
Pennsylvania Bryan Williams M 2009-05 Registration Fraud While working for ACORN, Bryan Williams was charged with obstruction and interference. Mr. Williams is accused of filing 22 registration applications in his own name -- including 19 in 2008 alone. http://www.post-gazette.com/breaking/2009/05/07/ACORN-workers-charged-with-forgi...
Kentucky Sherman Neace (three-term Perry County judge-executive and candidate for magistrate) Chester Jones M 2008 General D 2009-06 Vote Buying Chester Jones and Sherman Neace, public officials, reportedly diverted $7,500 from the State Democratic Party to buy votes for themselves. Jones acquired 75 counter checks from the local bank, leaving the payee blank, and he and Neace distributed checks for $100 to buy votes. Pleaded guilty. http://www.kentucky.com/latest-news/article44002317.html http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/recent_news/ex-official-pleads-guilty-to-vot... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/louisville/press-releases/2009/lo062409a.htm
Florida Elizabeth Bain Knight F Non-citizen voting Elizabeth Bain Knight was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. Pleaded. (United States v. Bain Knight; 2:04-CR-14047) 3 months of probation and $250 fine http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
New Mexico Elizabeth Ramirez (niece of accused former city councilor Angelica Marquez) Angelica Marquez Jose Manuel Ramirez F 2012 Registration Fraud Niece of former city councilor Angelica Marquez, accused of fraudulently registering to vote in Sunland Park, New Mexico, despite living in El Paso, Texas. Charged with registration offenses and conspiracy to commit false voting. http://el-paso-news.blogspot.com/2012/07/four-more-charged-in-sunland-park.html
New Jersey Antonio Santana M 2007 State General D 2009-03 Absentee/Mail Forgery 4 Antonio Santana was indicted for changing votes on absentee ballots he collected during New Jersey's 2007 legislative election. He allegedly unsealed three ballots and changed the votes to Democratic candidates. Charged with election fraud (2nd degree), absentee ballot fraud (3rd degree), tampering with public records or information (3rd degree) and forgery (4th degree). Plea deal included pleading guilty to some charges so that other charges were dropped. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/03/newark_campaign_worker_indicte.html http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases09/pr20090323b.html
Connecticut Angelina Paul F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Paul, who worked at the polls as a registrar and for a campaign, was accused of violating laws for assisting people with and handling absentee ballots. She also was accused of voting an absentee ballot when she was not qualified to. Civil penalty of $2,000. Ordered to comply with the law in the future. Lost eligibility to work certain jobs as an election official and handle absentee ballots.
Washington Keith Rhinehart M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Keith Rhinehart was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Mississippi Leon Hayes (sheriff) M Sheriff Leon Hayes was accused of voter fraud involving an Itawamba County election.
Washington Marcus Reinhard M 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...

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