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 Type2sort descending Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Alaska Unknown 5 Voter fraud case referred to Alaska Department of Law Criminal Division. Declined for prosecution. No charges filed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374296-alaska-dept-of-law-response.html
Georgia Rochelle Robinson (election official) F Absentee Ballot Fraud Rochelle Robinson, an election official, 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...
Texas Crystal Matlock F Crystal Matlock was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Washington Matthew Libby 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...
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Cynthia C. Alicea F Multiple Voting 1 Alicea was accused of voting twice. She was later acquitted. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Ohio Jacqueline Maiden (Board of Elections Coordinator) F 2004 General OTHER Jacqueline Maiden and Kathleen Dreamer, election board members, were accused of election crimes related to a ballot recount following the 2004 presidential election. Maiden and Dreamer were convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the sentence was overturned and they were granted a retrial. Both ultimately pleaded no contest. Initially sentenced to 18 months in prison, but that was later overturned. Ultimately pleaded no contest and put in diversion program. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2007/11/05/cleveland_recount.html
Washington Susan Ellen Cohen F 2010-10 Absentee Ballot Fraud 1 Susan Ellen Cohen was charged with absentee ballot fraud, a felony, but the matter was dismissed and refiled as a misdemeanor. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394621-washington-island-county-1-3232.ht...
Kentucky Walter Bascom Shrout (former Bath County judge-executive) M 2006-05 Democratic primary D 2006-11 Vote buying Walter Bascom Shrout gave cash to at least five people with instructions to use the money to buy votes in the primary race for Bath County judge-executive. The obstruction of justice charge stems from Shrout allegedly trying to persuade the people who received the money not to talk to investigators. Shrout, a Sharpsburg Democrat, also was found guilty of obstruction of justice and making false statements to a federal agent. http://www.dailyindependent.com/opinion/editorials/elected-indicted/article_e976... http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/6579132.html
Ohio Michael Anne Kyle Heather Halstead Joel Speyer Marc Gustafson Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle +7 others M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Michael Anne Kyle was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they were already registered in other states where they resided. *Plea deal: No charges filed http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2008/10/rich-new-york-democrats-commit...
Iowa Christopher Mettin M 2010 General Non-citizen voting 2 1 Christopher Mettin pleaded* guilty to claiming to be a United States citizen so he could vote. Mettin, a German on a student visa, checked a box stating he was an U.S. citizen on a voter registration form. *Plea deal: Time already served (52 days), considered for deportation http://www.ktiv.com/story/13777266/former http://www.thegazette.com/2010/11/05/german-student-voted-illegally-in-iowa-offi...

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