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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Maria M. Lopez F Registration Fraud A complaint was made that Maria M. Lopez altered a voter registration card while circulating petitions. No further action taken on complaint.
Georgia Baohunh Nguyen 2010-02 Absentee/Mail Accused of mishandling absentee ballots and applications. (State Elections Board Case #2008-0038; Gwinnett County) $2,700 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand
Mississippi Kimberly Humphrey F Registration fraud Pleaded guilty to false registration as qualified elector. (Case #2010-0675, Madison County) 5 years in county jail, with release after 1 day. Thereafter, 4 years and 364 days of supervised probation
Pennsylvania Arianda Uribe (election official) F 2010-03 Arianda Uribe was charged with frauds by election officer. Dismissed. Dismissed
Washington Denise Ward F 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.
Washington Chesa Legette F Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Chesa Legette was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue.
Texas Melva Kay Ponce F 2004-11 General Impersonation Illegal assistance 1 1 Melva Kay Ponce pleaded* guilty to one count of attempted illegal voting, after being charged with voter impersonation (TEC 64.012) in the 2004 general election. *Plea deal: 2 years deferred adjudication, $1500 fine Bee: B-05-2101-0-CR-B
Mississippi Tate King (former Benton County Supervisor) M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Tate King, Benton County Supervisor, was accused of 1 count conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 2 counts of voter fraud in connection with the Aug. 7, 2007, Democratic primary and subsequent runoff in Benton County. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts voter fraud. Additional count dismissed. (Case #BK2008-004A, Circuit Court, Benton County) 1 year of incarceration, 2 years of house arrest, 2 years of post release supervision
Minnesota Barbara Ann Nyhammer F 2008-11 General 2010-12 impersonation Absentee/Mail Multiple voting 3 1 Barbara Ann Nyhammer was charged with three felony counts of voter fraud in the 2008 general election: voting more than once in the same election, signing a false absentee ballot certificate, and false statement in an absentee ballot application.  Nyhammer admitted she completed, signed and submitted an absentee ballot for her daughter. Nyhammer voted for herself in person on Nov. 4 in Andover; her daughter also voted in person in Mankato.  Nyhammer accepted a plea* to the charge of signing a false absentee certificate in exchange for deferred adjudication; the other two charges were dismissed, as was the third charge once Nyhammer completed her sentence of one year of probation and $200 in costs. Her daughter, who said she ʺforgot she had already voted via the absentee ballot," was not charged. *Plea deal: Deferred adjudication - 1 year probation, $200 court costs
Washington Richard E. Williams M 2010 Absentee/Mail Forgery 1 Richard E. Williamswas charged with voting on others' ballot, a misdemeanor. Bail forfeiture is on record as the last status report.


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