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 Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Illinois Sheila Thomas Charles Powell Jesse Lewis Kelvin Ellis Yvette Johnson F 2004-11 General D Vote buying East Saint Louis precinct committeemen Sheila Thomas, Charles Powell, Jesse Lewis, and Kelvin Ellis, as well as precinct worker Yvette Johnson, were convicted for conspiracy to commit election fraud after participating in vote buying activities in the 2004 election, including submitting budgets that would allow city funds to pay voters to vote for Democratic candidates. 18 months in prison, 2 years supervised release, $400 fine http://archive.ksdk.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=81280 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1414782/posts http://madisonrecord.com/stories/510559878-east-st-louis-vote-buying-case-goes-t...
Ohio Alan Szabo M 2006-11 Petition Fraud 6 Alan Szabo forged signatures on petitions for ballot question. Charged with 6 counts election fraud. Pleaded guilty to 3 counts. Other counts dismissed. 5 years of probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396374-ohio-logan-county-alan-szabo-case....
Iowa Robert Allen Broesder M Robert Broesder was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Georgia Sylvanus Burney (election official) Absentee Ballot Fraud Sylvanus Burney published notice of L&A testing but did not test for a month after notice and misplaced 67 ballots. $1,000 civil penalty, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Mississippi William Gregory Eason Minnie Saulsberry M 2003-08 Tallahatchie County run-off 2004-04 Vote buying/selling Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance 14 8 William Gregory Eason was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and eight counts of voter fraud in the August 2003 Tallahatchie County District 5 Supervisor run-off election. Eason was charged, along with Minnie Saulsberry, of buying absentee votes with cash and beer, coercing voters, and illegal assistance. He was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $500. His conviction was upheld on appeal. 2 years in prison, $500 fine http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ms-court-of-appeals/1379480.html http://bradreeves.blogspot.com.br/2005/12/beer-for-votes-conviction-upheld.html http://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO31333.pdf
Kentucky Johnny Ray Turner (former state senator) M 2000 Democratic primary D Vote buying 1 1 Johnny Ray Turner, a former state senator, pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor violation of non-willfully making campaign expenditure, for the purpose of influencing voters, in exchange for a felony vote fraud charge being dropped. Plea deal: 3 months home detention, 1 year probation, $1000 fine http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/4912726.html http://bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com/2007/04/23/state-sen-johnny-ray-turner-sen...
Kansas Bourbon County - Name Unknown 1998 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation 1 Mother forged her son's signature and voted in his place. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2010 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in both Kansas and Iowa. Referred to district attorney. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Colorado Winston Keyes M Multiple voting 2 1 Winston Keyes pleaded* guilty to voting twice. A second charge of forgery of a government-issued document was dropped. *Plea deal: 12 months probation, $159 fine, court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Colorado Brittney Jean Armendariz Brittany Curtis F 2009 D 2010-11 Forgery Perjury Attempt to influence public servant 3 While working for a company called Fieldworks, Brittany Curtis and Brittney Jean Armendariz filled out and signed petitions using names and information from a telephone book in addition to collecting legitimate signatures. Charged with attempt to influence, forgery of public record and perjury. Pleaded guilty to perjury. Two other two counts were dismissed. 50 hours of community service http://www.denverda.org/News_Release/Releases/2010%20Release/Curtis%20and%20Arme... http://coloradovoters.info/by_number/0029/40049_brittney_jean_armendariz.html http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html

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