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 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Wisconsin Ethel M. Anderson F Ineligible felon voting Ethel M. Anderson was accused of knowingly voting while being a convicted felon. 14 months on probation and $100 fine
North Carolina Joshua Workman M 2000 2002 General and Primary Non-citizen voting 4 Joshua Workman, a Canadian citizen, was indicted and charged with voting and related offenses in the 2000 and 2002 primary and general elections. He pleaded guilty to providing false information to elections officials and to a federal agency. (Case #1:03-CR- 00038, Western District of North Carolina)
Missouri Brandon E. Jones M 2004 General Multiple Voting 1 Brandon E. Jones pleaded guilty to voting twice in the 2004 presidential election.
Georgia Frank Fletcher M 2007-06 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385 (a), § 21-2-385 (b) and § 21-2-574, pertaining to absentee ballots. (State Elections Board Case #2006-27, Lamar County) $600 fine, cease and desist order and reprimand
Kentucky Christian County - Name Unknown 2008 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Dismissed. Dismissed
Oregon Ebony Hudson-Grice F 2004-03 Petition Fraud 1 Ebony Hudson-Grice allegedly submitted a petition where all of the signatures were invalid. Charged with false certification of an initiative petition. Pleaded guilty. 3 years of probation, 80 hours of community service and $357 in fees
Washington Brianna Debwa (quality control specialist - Tacoma ACORN office) 2007-07 Registration Fraud 2 Felony charges were filed against 7 individuals who submitted about 1,800 registration cards on behalf of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. The organization agreed to keep a better eye on its employees and pay $25,000 to defray costs of the investigation. Brianna Debwa was charged with 1 count of providing false information on a registration, and 1 count of making false statements to a public official. Dismissed
Washington Richard Lindblom 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.
Georgia Evelyn Griffin Olivia Pearson Charlie Mack Wooten James Curtis Hicks F 2012-11 General 2016-05 Illegal assistance Evelyn Griffin, Douglas Mayor Pro-Tem Olivia Pearson, Charlie Mack Wooten, and James Curtis Hicks were charged with voter fraud during the November 2012 General Election. An investigation conducted by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office revealed that Pearson, Wooten, Hicks and Griffin illegally provided assistance to voters who were not physically disabled or illiterate. All four entered “not guilty” pleas in Coffee County Superior Court and are expected to go to trial in October 2016.
New Mexico Dyon Herrera Laura Seeds M 2016-03 Espanola municipal Absentee/Mail Forgery 3 Dyon Herrera was charged with felony voter fraud in the Espanola, NM city election on March 1, 2016, for forging signatures on two absentee ballots belonging to his grandparents and one absentee ballot application. The election was decided by just two votes. The charges filed in June in Magistrate Court were dismissed July 20 without prejudice, and the AG's dismissal notice indicated criminal charges will be refiled at a later time. The District Attorney forwarded the absentee applications and voter oath documents to the State Police after hearing in-person early voting precinct judge Therisa Aguilar's account of the alleged fraud she witnessed one of Councilor Robert Seeds’s campaign volunteers commit. The alleged fraud was set in motion by Councilor Seeds’s wife, Laura Seeds, after she reportedly took a call on Herrera's cell phone from Herrera’s grandmother Leona Herrera, wanting to know if something could be done about the absentee ballots her husband LeeRoy Herrera mistook for junk mail and ripped up. Herrera was supposed to return the repaired ballots to his grandparents’ house, but Herrera returned immediately with the two absentee ballots allegedly voted and signed by his grandparents. The signatures on both of the voter oath cards were identical and very different from the ones on the absentee applications the couple reportedly submitted ahead of receiving the ballots. Under the advisement of state election officials and City Attorney Frank Coppler, the suspicious ballots were set aside and not counted. The third allegation of voter fraud also happened during early in-person voting. In that case, Laura Seeds was apparently assisting a voter, Daysi Lopez, who was also picking up absentee ballots for her four siblings. However, election officials realized one of the applications lacked a signature, which means she would not be given a ballot for the application unless it was signed. Laura Seeds and crew quickly informed Aguilar that the owner of the unsigned application was in the car. Seeds reportedly asked Dyon Herrera to go out to the car and have the owner of the application, Ben Lopez, sign the document. Herrera returned with the signed document, but it appeared to election officials that Ben Lopez wasn’t present, and the signature on that voter oath document was similar to the signatures on the oath cards reportedly belonging to Dyon Herrera’s grandparents. Voter fraud is a fourth-degree felony and if charged and convicted, Herrera could face an 18-month prison sentence on all three counts.


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