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
Iowa Brian Lee Bird M 2012 General Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Brian Lee Bird pleaded* guilty to first degree election misconduct, a Class D felony, after registering to vote and casting a ballot in the 2012 general election when he was not eligible because he was a felon who had not completed his probation. *Plea deal: 5 years in prison http://www.electionlawcenter.com/uncategorized/voter-fraud-in-iowa-earns-five-ye... http://northiowatoday.com/2014/05/25/marion-county-man-pleads-guilty-sentenced-i...
Connecticut Ana Molina F Registration Fraud Ana Molina worked for the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration as a voter registration officer. She was accused of falsifying voter registration cards. $5,000 fine, which was remitted to $700 because of her financial situation. Also ordered to send a letter of apology to the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration.
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Stanchez Passmore Registration Fraud Stanchez Passmore was accused of being an unqualified voter. Case dismissed for lack of evidence. Dismissed for lack of evidence. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Kentucky J.C. Lawson M Vote buying J.C. Lawson, a convicted marijuana and cocaine dealer, explained the process of buying votes. He testified that he helped win elections by giving candidates "voters and people and money." "Where did that money come from?" U.S. Assistant Attorney Stephen C. Smith asked. "From drug dealing I made," Lawson testified. He said he gave the sheriff about $20,000 for his race, in exchange for protection. In court, Smith described how Clay County public officials were "working to protect drug dealers" and that "voters were lined up in lines who had been bought and bribed by the group." http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu...
Washington Debra Morrell 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. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
Kentucky Charles "Chuck" Hart M 2006-05 Democratic primary D Vote buying Charles "Chuck" Hart was found guilty of obstruction of justice, vote buying and making false statements to federal agents. 33 months in prison for obstruction of justice, vote buying, and making false statements to federal agents https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1410308021.html https://pageonekentucky.com/2008/01/08/hart-sent-to-prison-for-vote-buying/
Texas Unnamed Hill County voters 2016-03 Primary Absentee/Mail Multiple voting 1 743 The Texas Secretary of State referred complaints regarding illegal voting in the March 2016 primary election in Hill County to the Office of the Attorney General after finding that as many as 1743 more votes were cast than there were voters in the election, that 6-7 voters voted twice, and one voter voted as many as four times. Hill County Elections Administrator Patsy Damschen attributed the excess votes to double counting of absentee ballots. http://4580-presscdn-0-3.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-0... http://www.empowertexans.com/around-texas/texas-sos-ag-launch-criminal-investiga... http://hillsbororeporter.com/petition-filed-to-examine-local-voting-inaccuracies...
California Jennifer Anne Thomas F Registration Fraud Petition Fraud Jennifer Anne Thomas allegedly made unauthorized use of personal identification information involving fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration and signing fictitious or forged name to petition. Dismissed
Georgia Omar Howell M Illegal Assistance Ineligible district voting Unlawful assistance to voter, voted out of district. Cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Texas Jose Tellez M A grand jury dropped the charges against Jose Tellez. Dismissed

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