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
Missouri Cortez Cowan 2006 Registration Fraud Cortez Cowan was one of eight individuals from ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate, investigated by the FBI and arrested in 2007 for violation of election laws. All eight pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud. http://www.semissourian.com/story/1322558.html http://dailycaller.com/2010/06/10/acorn-employees-tell-fbi-of-deliberate-electio... http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-ne...
Ohio Daniel "Tate" Hausman Amy Little Yolanda Hippensteele M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting Absentee/Mail 1 1 Daniel "Tate" Hausman (New York native, staff member for Vote Today Ohio, and out-of-state campaigner for Barak Obama) was one of several people who came to Franklin County, Ohio, registered to vote after 30 days and voted, eventhough he did not intend to remain a resident of the county and state. He and his co-defendants chose to vote in Ohio over their home states, because Ohio is a swing state and Obama was expected to easily win in their home states. Charged with a violation under Title 35 of Ohio Code, casting an absentee ballot despite not meeting residency requirement. Pleaded guilty. (Case #09-CR-04-2466, Franklin County) 60-day suspended jail sentence, 1 year of probation and a $1000 fine http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2009/04/29/three_voters.ART_ART_04... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396676-ohio-franklin-county-daniel-hausma...
Mississippi Terrance Watts M 2009-05 2009-06 Municipal Elections Ineligible felon voting Absentee Ballot Fraud 2 2 Accused of having voted by absentee ballot in May 19 and June 2, 2009 elections, despite having been disenfranchised after a previous felony conviction. Charged with 2 counts voter fraud. Pleaded guilty. (Case #2010-0681, Madison County) 10 years in prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400863-mississippi-madison-county-with-ca... http://www.daguest.com/canton-man-receives-maximum-sentence-for-voter-fraud/
Tennessee Sharon Otey F Registration Fraud 3 Sharon Otey was charged with two counts of illegal registration or voting and one count of false entry. Dismissed due to death of defendant. Dismissed due to death of defendant. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404111-tennessee-davidson-county-with-cas...
Washington Jay Leeberg 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...
Washington Thomas Kvinge M Thomas Kvinge was suspected of being an "unqualified person voting", but there was insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Indiana Mario Del Valle M 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting 1 Mario Del Valle pleaded* guilty to illegally voting in a precinct other than his own in the 2003 Democratic primary. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 30 hours community service http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_89a08182-5249-5367-9a0d-8d152a4c689b....
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2008 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in both Kansas and Colorado. Evidence collected. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Florida Jeffrey Garcia M 2012-08 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Jeffrey Garcia pleaded* guilty to one felony charge and three misdemeanor charges after admitting he illegally requested hundreds of absentee ballots while he was running the 2012 primary campaign of Democrat Rep. Joe Garcia. Garcia was involved in a sophisticated scheme to manipulate primary elections by submitting hundreds of fraudulent absentee-ballot requests. He also worked on the campaign of Democrat Patrick Murphy of Jupiter, who unseated Republican congressman Allen West. A Herald investigation found that hundreds of 2,552 fraudulent requests for the August 14 primaries originated from Internet Protocol addresses in Miami. The targeted voters in the online scheme were selected because they were registered but infrequent voters. Filling out the request form and sending the ballots directly to them or manipulating their ballots in another capacity are both felonies and were the apparent goals of the plot. *Plea Deal: 90 days in jail, 18months probation including 90 days of house arrest http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Congressman-Joe-Garcia-Responds-to-Chief-of-S... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/22/fla-congressman-ex-chief-staff-jailed...
Pennsylvania Cheryl Ali F 2014-05 Primary In person Impersonation 1 1 Cheryl Ali pleaded* guilty to two misdemeanor charges for illegally voting on behalf of her mother, who she said was ill, and serving as machine inspector in the 36th Ward's Eighth Division in the 2014 general election although she did not live there. Ali was sentenced to one year of probation and stripped of her right to vote for four years. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, barred from voting for 4 years http://articles.philly.com/2016-01-15/news/69768856_1_36th-ward-election-officer...

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