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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
North Carolina Pasco Parker M 2012-11 General Multiple voting (different states) 1 2 Pasco Parker received the maximum sentence from Judge Robert Martelle after Parker admitted to voting in three states during the same November 2012 federal election - North Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee - which is a felony under both state and federal law. Parker was sentenced to 6 to 17 months, but it was suspended and he was placed on supervised probation for 24 months. He also was ordered to complete 48 hours of community service, pay a $250 fee, a $190 court cost and a $500 fine. 6 to 17 months (suspended), 24 months supervised probation, 48 hours of community service, plus a $250 fee, a $190 court cost and a $500 fine.
Mississippi John Edward "Tuney" Jones M 2002 Municipal 2003-09 Vote Buying 4 John Edward "Tuney" Jones was charged with paying multiple people $10 to allow him to vote their absentee ballots in 2002. Charged with 4 counts of influencing absentee ballot by payment of money. Pleaded guilty. (Case #CR03-307-CT1, Alcorn County) 2 years in a Mississippi Department of Corrections facility, with 1 year suspended and 1 year of post-release supervision. Pay $1,260.
West Virginia Mark Hrutkay (attorney ) M 2004-05 Primary Mark Hrutkay was indicted with others for a conspiracy to control county government in Lincoln County by buying votes, keeping some supporters’ property taxes low, controlling county and state government jobs and rewarding supporters by ensuring their roads were repaired. Charged with mail fraud. Pleaded guilty.
Washington Jean Stay F 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.
Washington Marie Clark F Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Marie Clark was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue.
Florida Josef Sever M General 2012 Non-citizen voting 2 2 Josef Sever pleaded* guilty to illegally voting in the 2008 general election and to pretending he was a U.S. citizen when he bought firearms. Sever told authorities that he had voted in at least two elections and lied about his citizenship when he bought guns at a Miami-Dade store on several occasions. State records show he was registered No Party Affiliation and cast absentee ballots in November 2004 and 2008. *Plea deal: 5 months in prison, likely deportation to Canada
Virginia Dwan Vanessa Hailey F 2009-01 Ineligible Voting 1 Dwan Vanessa Hailey was charged with unqualified person voting. (Brunswick County)
Alabama Karen Tipton Berry F 2008 Pike County commission 2010-10 Absentee/Mail Perjury 2 1 Karen Tipton Berry pleaded* guilty to voter fraud and perjury for mailing an illegal absentee ballot in the 2008 Pike County Commissioner election. Berry narrowly won and then lost her 2008 reelection bid when 10 absentee ballots were found to have been fraudulently cast in the election. *Plea deal: 2 years in prison for each of 2 charges, to run concurrently (suspended), 2 years probation
Connecticut Steven Feltman M Multiple Voting A complaint was brought against Steven Feltmanthat claiming that he voted at two separate polling places during the same election. No further action taken on complaint.
Mississippi Claude Garth (former alderman) M According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00081, Claude Garth, of Aberdeen County, was suspected of voter fraud. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud.


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