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 Jesse Terry 2010-11 Ineligible Voting Jesse Terry was charged with wrongfully voting (Mecklenburg County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Idaho Patty Kae McCammon F 2004 General Petition fraud Patty Kae McCammon was found guilty of wrongfully signing a petition (Idaho Code 34-1814) in the 2004 general election. 2 years probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/392488-idaho-bonneville-county-response-w... http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title34/T34CH18SECT34-1814PrinterFriendl...
Georgia Pamela Pickren F OTHER Pamela Pickren was accused of voting by an unqualified elector. Pickren could not be located, so the case was closed. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
North Carolina Contested Election: Greg Cummings vs. Allen Dial 2015-11 Pembroke municipal Contested Election Ineligible district voting The State Board of Elections granted a new election for mayor of Pembroke, due to voter “irregularities," possible fraud and “systematic” errors made by the Robeson County Board of Elections. Allen Dial, a former town councilman, has not taken the oath of office as mayor because of residency challenges filed by Greg Cummings, the second-highest vote-getter in the race. Cummings, who finished 11 votes behind Dial, had challenged the residencies of 24 voters. At a hearing before the local board of elections, Cummings was able to show 11 of the challenged voters were ineligible to vote because they did not live at the addresses they gave when they cast their ballots. New election ordered. https://robesonian.com/news/83625/2-new-elections-ordered http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/new-elections-ordered-for-pembroke-mayor-o... http://robesonian.com/opinion/82507/pembroke-election-flunks-smell-test
Pennsylvania Yesino Bravo (election official) M 2010-03 Yesino Bravo was charged with frauds by election officer. Dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394708-pennsylvania-lackawanna-county-res...
Connecticut Janelle Rooks F Registration Fraud A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf
North Carolina Carlos Hood Ross "Toogie" Banner Anita Moore Valerie Moore Wayne Shatley M 2002-11 General R 2003-07 Vote Buying Carlos Hood was convicted on charges of buying Republican votes for the 2002 general election in Caldwell County. He was reportedly securing votes for Gary Clark, the Republican candidate for sheriff. Hood was convicted of conspiracy and vote buying. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/955845/posts http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366806-north-carolina-reporter-from-news2...
New York Elbin Lopez Elbin Lopez Betty Julien Luis Vargas (campaign workers for Democrat Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo) M 2013-09 Bronx Assembly special - Democrat primary D 2014-03 Petition fraud Forgery Elbin Lopez, Betty Julien, and Luis Vargas - former campaign workers for Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo's 2013 reelection bid - were charged with forging nearly 100 signatures on the candidate's primary ballot petitions, including celebrities' names as well as fake addresses, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office. The three were charged with multiple felony counts, including falsifying business records and forgery. They were hired to gather signatures to get Arroyo's name placed on the September 2013 Democratic primary election and were paid a dollar for each signature they collected. 81% of the 3,339 signatures filed by the campaign were deemed invalid. https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140326/melrose/former-campaign-workers-for-br... http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/councilwoman-arroyo-campaign-workers-b... http://bronxda.nyc.gov/downloads/pdf/PR/2014/2014%20Press%20Releases.pdf
Nevada Amy Busefink (ACORN Regional Director) ACORN Christopher Edwards (ACORN Nevada Field Director) F 2008 General D 2008 Reigistration fraud 2 In October 2012, the Nevada Supreme Court affirmed on appeal a 2011 conviction and Alford plea* to two counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters from ACORN'S regional director, Amy Busefink, who also worked for the nationwide group Project Vote. She was sentenced to two years imprisonment (suspended), probation, and was fined $4,000 and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. In 2011, Nevada District Court Judge Donald Mosley gave ACORN, the defunct grass-roots community organization, the maximum fine of $5,000 for its illegal voter-registration scheme in that state during the 2008 presidential election. Mosley, reading the pre-sentence report, listed a series of voter registration fraud allegations against ACORN workers. ACORN pleaded* guilty to one felony count of unlawful compensation for registration of voters, stemming from an illegal voter registration scheme in its Las Vegas office during in the 2008 race. The group paid a bonus to workers to sign up 21 or more voters per shift, calling the program "21," or "Blackjack." It is illegal in Nevada to pay bonuses to register voters. ACORN's Nevada field director, Christopher Edwards, had previously pleaded* guilty, cooperated with prosecutors, and testified against the organization in court. *Plea deal: 2 years in prison (suspended), probation, 100 hours community service, $4,000 fine, for two counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters http://www.scribd.com/doc/109385627/Conviction-of-ACORN-Project-Vote-Conspirator... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/10/judge-gives-maximum-and-fines-acorn-5... http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2012/10/09/nevada-acorn-conviction-uphel...
Connecticut Peter Nygard M 2008-11 Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf

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