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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Loren Vixie 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...
Mississippi Lessadolla Sowers F 2007-08 Democratic primary D Absentee/mail Impersonation 31 10 Lessadolla Sowers, a Tunica County NAACP executive committee member, was found guilty of fraudulently casting 10 absentee ballots; 21 additional counts were dropped for various reasons. Sowers was found guilty of voting in the names of Carrie Collins, Walter Howard, Sheena Shelton, Alberta Pickett, Draper Cotton and Eddie Davis; and in the names of four dead persons: James L. Young, Dora Price, Dorothy Harris, and David Ross. Mississippi Bureau of Investigations officers seized ballot boxes from the Tunica County Courthouse the evening of the Aug. 7, 2007, primary elections. Seventeen absentee ballots pulled from sealed ballot boxes listed the Sowers' post office box address. Eight Tunica County residents testified at trial that they did not sign the applications or absentee ballots cast in their names and showing Sowers' P.O. box. A forensic scientist identified Sowers’ DNA on the inner seals of five envelopes containing absentee ballots. Sowers received a five-year prison term for each of the 10 counts, to be served concurrently. 5 years in prison (10 concurrent 5-year terms) http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/29/mississippi-naacp-leader-sent-to-prison-for-10... http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/voter-fraud-conviction-upheld-against-tunic... http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2012/08/lessadolla-sowers-naacp-ex... Sowers died in prison
Kansas Sedgwick County - Name Unknown 2010 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud 5 A non-citizen was accused of registering and voting in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. Department of Homeland Security contacted election office. Not pursued. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Michigan Rev. Edward Pinkney M 2014 Recall Petition Fraud 11 Reverend Edward Pinkney was accused of changing the dates on some of the signatures on a petition to recall Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower. A jury convicted Pinkney of 5 counts of election fraud. Sentenced to spend a minimum of 30 months in prison—and a maximum of 120 months on five felony counts http://www.abc57.com/story/27258212/verdict-in-rev-edward-pinkney-election-fraud... http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Benton-Harbor-activist-sentenced-for-election...
Colorado Sandra Akers F 2000 Multiple voting 1 1 Sandra Akers pleaded* guilty to one count of voting twice in 2000 and was sentenced to one year of probation and 48 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 48 hours community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Washington Stephen Jasso M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Stephen Jasso was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
North Carolina Karen Bridges F 2015-11 Trinity municipal Ineligible district voting In person 1 Criminal charges will be recommended in the voter fraud case concerning former Trinity resident Karen Bridges. The Randolph County Board of Elections voted to make the recommendation to the District Attorney’s Office, based on state statutes. Bridges cast a vote in the November 2015 city election, knowing that she was no longer a resident of Trinity and therefore ineligible to vote. Candidate Tommy Johnson challenged the right of Bridges, a former member of the Trinity Planning Board and a former Trinity City Council member, to vote in the election. Johnson is tied with candidate Linda Gantt, 168-to-168, for the seat. Bridges said she believed she did nothing wrong because a poll worker allowed her to vote. Darren Allen, an elections board member, said at an election protest meeting that he didn’t believe someone who had been involved in the process, had conducted several election campaigns and served in a town office could not have known she was ineligible to vote. The board also approved removing Bridges’ name from the county voter rolls. “She testified that she is no longer a resident of Trinity,” said board member William McAnulty. “She has admitted that she moved, so the administration can remove her name. We’ll send her notification that we did that.” The Randolph County Board of Elections also voted to recommend Trinity conduct a new election for the at-large seat that was on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballot. http://courier-tribune.com/news/local/trinity-may-have-hold-new-election http://courier-tribune.com/news/local/elections-board-recommends-charges-against...
Mississippi Sam Tisdale M Sam Tisdale, a sheriff of Kemper County, was accused voter fraud, but not charged.
Rhode Island Anthony Mancini M Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting 1 Anthony and Agnes Mancini were accused of being residents of Smithfield, Rhode Island, but being registered to vote and voting using Mr. Mancini's business address in Johnston, Rhode Island. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368319-rhode-island-2nd-response.html
Washington Louis Gildemeister 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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