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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia James Curtis Hicks Olivia Pearson Charlie Mack Wooten Evelyn Griffin M 2012-11 General 2016-05 Illegal assistance James Curtis Hicks, Douglas Mayor Pro-Tem Olivia Pearson, Charlie Mack Wooten, and Evelyn Griffin were charged with voter fraud during the November 2012 General Election. An investigation conducted by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office revealed that Pearson, Wooten, Hicks and Griffin illegally provided assistance to voters who were not physically disabled or illiterate. All four entered “not guilty” pleas in Coffee County Superior Court and are expected to go to trial in October 2016. http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/four-individuals-accused-voter-fraud-enter... http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/mayor-pro-tem-three-others-arrested-electi...
Connecticut Mark Rutkowski M Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was made that Mark Rutkowski didn't return a list of individuals to whom he distributed absentee ballot applications. Matter dismissed. Dismissed
New Hampshire Gregory R. Deperey M 2010-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Gregory R. Deperey because he reportedly registered and voted for the first time on Election Day without photo identification, and the United States Post Office returned a verification letter sent to his address as undeliverable. His identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Deperey was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403935-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
California Sal Castillo M 2006-10 Registration Fraud Sal Castillo along with 11 others, were charged with deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
Kansas Finney County - Name Unknown 2010 Multiple Voting 1 Person voted in both Kansas and Oklahoma. Referred to county attorney for investigation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Arkansas Hudson Hallum (former Democratic state representative) Kent Hallum Phillip Carter Sam Malone M 2011 State House Primary, Runoff and General D Vote Buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy Former Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum, Kent Hallum, Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone pleaded* guilty to the conspiracy that helped Hudson Hallum win his seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2011. Conspiring to commit election fraud in a scheme that included destroying ballots and exchanging money, alcohol and food for votes. Prosecutors said Hallum and his father, Kent, tasked campaign workers Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone with obtaining absentee ballot applications for certain voters and assisting voters in filling out the ballots, while actually completing absentee ballots in some instances without regard to the voter's actual candidate choice. A total of nine people were charged by federal and state authorities in connection with the plan. Carter had used the same absentee ballot fraud strategy in other elections at the state and federal level. Carter organized others, including Malone, a Quorum Court member, School Board member and police officer, to participate. Hallum was sentenced to 3 years of probation, including 9 months of home detention, a $20,000 fine, and 100 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 3 years probation (including 9 months home detention), $20,000 fine, 100 hours community service http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2012/09/05/vote-fraud-case-coming-... https://www.fbi.gov/littlerock/press-releases/2013/former-state-representative-h... http://media.arkansasonline.com/news/documents/2012/09/05/hallumetal.electionfra...
Mississippi Tobe Jackson M Vote Buying Paid undercover police officers $30 per vote, pleaded guilty to attempted bribery. When arrested, was found with $1,240 in $10 and $20 bills. 1 year house arrest, $500 fine
Kentucky John L. Turner (former sheriff) Arch Turner M 2010 Primary Vote buying Former Breathitt County sheriff John L. Turner pleaded guilty in a vote-buying scheme. He admitted he distributed money to be used in buying votes in the May 2010 primary. Former county schools Superintendent Arch Turner provided the money and directed him to pass it on to a vote-buyer involved in the conspiracy Plea Deal: 2 years probation http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44364261.html https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2012/former-breathitt-county-sheri... http://buzznewskentucky.blogspot.com/2012/10/former-sheriff-gets-probation.html
Illinois Bobby Evans M Absentee Ballot Fraud Bobby Evans pleaded guilty to absentee voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374731-illinois-lake-county-response.html
Missouri Multiple (27) 2015-04 Kinloch municipal Ineligible district registration The city of Kinloch has raised concerns to the St. Louis County Board of Elections and the Missouri Secretary of State about people being registered to vote in Kinloch who no longer live there. On April 2, the city gave the election board a list of 27 names of people who it claimed were illegally registered. Mayor-elect Betty McCray defeated Mayor Darren Small on April 7, 2015 with 38 votes to his 18. http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/new-kinloch-mayor-suspended-for-alleged-vote... http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/alleging-voter-fraud-kinloch-refuses-to... http://www.mediaite.com/online/new-missouri-mayor-barred-from-entering-office-vo...

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