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
California Name Not Disclosed Petition Fraud Forgery An individual in Santa Cruz County (name not disclosed) was charged under the California Election Code/California Penal Code. The charges pertain to knowingly procuring or offering false or forged instrument to be filed, registered, or recorded in any public office, which instrument, if genuine, might be filed, registered, or recorded under any law; forgery and subscribing fictitious names or the name of another to a petition. Pleaded no contest to knowingly procuring or offering false or forged instrument to be filed, registered, or recorded in any public office, which instrument, if genuine, might be filed, registered, or recorded under any law; forgery; subscribing fictitious names or the name of another to a petition. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404433-california-fresno-county-cases.htm...
Georgia Amanda Webb F No information available $100 fine and cease and desist order https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Kansas ADDED SOURCE Sedgwick County - Names Unknown Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Often receive advance ballot applications signed by someone other than the voter, such as a college student's parent, a spouse, a secretary or a relative. Provisional ballots not counted. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Washington Tyler Dawson 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...
Indiana Valerie McGowan F 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D Absentee Ballot Fraud Ineligible district voting Perjury 4 Valerie McGowan was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Charged with 1 count of fraudulent application for ballots, 1 count voting in other precinct, 2 counts perjury. Pleaded guilty to voting in other precinct, a felony. Other counts dismissed. 18 months probation
Missouri Radonna Marie Smith F 2006 Registration Fraud Radonna Marie Smith was one of eight individuals from ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate, investigated by the FBI and arrested in 2007 for violation of election laws. All eight pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud. http://www.semissourian.com/story/1322558.html http://dailycaller.com/2010/06/10/acorn-employees-tell-fbi-of-deliberate-electio... http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-ne...
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2008 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in both Kansas and Colorado. Evidence collected. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Ohio Terry Belli F 2008 Multiple Voting 1 Terry Belli voted in both Fairfield and Franklin counties in the 2008 election. She was convicted and sentenced. 180 days in jail and $1,000 fine http://www.electionjournal.org/2009/12/03/2-more-convictions-for-vote-fraud-in-o...
Connecticut Brenda L. Schlemmer F 2009-11 Absentee/Mail Forgery An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Schlemmer obtained and completed a single absentee ballot application with the Danbury Town Clerk by falsely signing her daughter's name to the absentee ballot application under penalty of false statement and thus obtained a single absentee ballot, which she did not cast. Schlemmer admitted guilt. Received civil penalties totaling $2,000 and ordered to comply with the law in the future, and not to handle or process absentee ballot applications for five years. Civil penalties totaling $2,000, ordered to comply with the law in the future, and not to handle or process absentee ballot applications for five years. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_145.pdf
North Carolina Karen Bridges F 2015-11 Trinity municipal Ineligible district voting In person 1 Criminal charges will be recommended in the voter fraud case concerning former Trinity resident Karen Bridges. The Randolph County Board of Elections voted to make the recommendation to the District Attorney’s Office, based on state statutes. Bridges cast a vote in the November 2015 city election, knowing that she was no longer a resident of Trinity and therefore ineligible to vote. Candidate Tommy Johnson challenged the right of Bridges, a former member of the Trinity Planning Board and a former Trinity City Council member, to vote in the election. Johnson is tied with candidate Linda Gantt, 168-to-168, for the seat. Bridges said she believed she did nothing wrong because a poll worker allowed her to vote. Darren Allen, an elections board member, said at an election protest meeting that he didn’t believe someone who had been involved in the process, had conducted several election campaigns and served in a town office could not have known she was ineligible to vote. The board also approved removing Bridges’ name from the county voter rolls. “She testified that she is no longer a resident of Trinity,” said board member William McAnulty. “She has admitted that she moved, so the administration can remove her name. We’ll send her notification that we did that.” The Randolph County Board of Elections also voted to recommend Trinity conduct a new election for the at-large seat that was on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballot. http://courier-tribune.com/news/local/trinity-may-have-hold-new-election http://courier-tribune.com/news/local/elections-board-recommends-charges-against...

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