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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Idaho Ronald Edwin Prior M Registration Fraud Charged with illegal registrations by voter. Pleaded guilty. $200 fine and 3 months probation. The case was later dismissed.
Connecticut Sarah Kopman-Fried F 2008-11 General Absentee/Mail An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Kopman-Fried did not provide information about herself as required by law, including her signature, when she completed and signed an absentee ballot application on behalf of another person. Additionally, Kopman-Fried signed the application on behalf of her friend, in violation of the law. Civil penalty of $200 and ordered to comply with the law in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2008_142.pdf
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...
Kentucky Willard Smith "Donnie Newsome (Knott County Judge-Executive)" M 1998-05 Primary D 2003-04 Vote buying Knott County Judge-Executive Donnie Newsome was convicted of leading a conspiracy to buy votes in the May 26, 1998 Knott County primary election. The jury found that Donnie Newsome and Willard Smith, working together and with other conspirators, approached and paid numerous impoverished, handicapped, illiterate or otherwise impaired persons to vote for Newsome and others by absentee ballot, resulting in a large increase in the rate of absentee voting 2 years in prison and $5,000 fine http://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/pr/2004/March/04_crm_164.htm http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/900460/posts
Texas Gilbert Tejada M Gilbert Tejada was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Joyce Humphrey F Petition Fraud Joyce Humphrey was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; Notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. Letter of instruction. Letter of instruction https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Connecticut Abby M. Gross F Multiple Voting Abby M. Gross was accused of voting in two towns. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation did not find evidence that Gross was voting twice and the complaint was dismissed. Dismissed
Kentucky Phillip Champion Randy Thompson John Mac Combs Ronnie Adams M 2006-11 General Vote buying Phillip G. Champion was convicted of scheming to buy votes in the November 2006 election by using public funds to improve driveways and build bridges on private property. Jurors also convicted Judge-Executive Randy Thompson, John Mac Combs, assistant to the judge-executive, and Ronnie Adams, a former magistrate who worked for the county, with taking part in the scheme. 18 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, $100 fine, $238,793 restitution, barred from holding public office or owning a firearm http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article43989903.html http://www.topix.com/forum/city/hindman-ky/TKENEUPLGHN6CDRO5 http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article44376504.html
New Hampshire Aaron Joseph Burns M 2008-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Aaron Joseph Burns because he reportedly registered and voted for the first time on Election Day without photo identification, and the United States Post Office returned a verification letter sent to his address as undeliverable. His identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Burns was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403928-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
Texas Sara Virginia Perales Tomasa Ramirez Chavez Bernice Garcia Margarita Rangel Ozuna Vicenta Guajardo Verino Facunda Banda Garcia F 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2014-07 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Sara Virginia Perales was one of six Cameron County politiqueras charged with voter fraud as a result of a multi-agency investigation into illicit voting activity surrounding the Democratic primary runoff in July 2012 that included federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Perales was charged with unlawfully assisting a voter, improperly returning a marked ballot and ballot carrier violations. http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/article_4b4413f6-0d5a-11e4-9c30-0017a43b23...

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