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 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia Stanley Byars M 2011-08 Ineligible District Voting Accused of voting in one district while living in another district. (State Elections Board Case #2010-00171109571; City of Jonesboro) $5,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand. Also required to pay investigative costs because he failed to show up at the hearing.
Arkansas Louise Fields (city council member) F 2010-11 General 2011-03 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 2 Fields, a member of the Forrest City Council, was arrested March 8, 2011 for alleged absentee ballot fraud. She was charged with possession of absentee ballots with intent to defraud, a Class D felony, and unlawful assistance to voters, a Class A misdemeanor. Statutes indicate a person may not assist more than 6 voters or be in possession of more than 10 ballots. The prosecution filed an order nolle prosequi in February 2014 and the case was dismissed. St. Francis County Circuit Court (62CR-11-148) Dismissed by prosecution motion.
Idaho Jason Jay Goodson M 2004 General Petition fraud Jason Jay Goodson was convicted of falsifying or forging public records and wrongful signing of a ballot petition, a felony charge, in connection with the 2004 general election.
Mississippi Henry Massey M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Henry Massey was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 2 counts of voter fraud. Pleaded guilty to 1 count of voter fraud. Other 2 counts were dismissed. (Case #BK2008-002B, Circuit Court, Benton County) 3 years total, with 1 year intensive supervision program, 2 years suspended with post release supervision. Pay $522.50.
Georgia Brent Braddy M No information available $200 fine and cease and desist order
Ohio Ohio Organizing Collaborative 2015 Registration fraud Forgery In October 2015, the Ohio Secretary of State's office received reports from county boards of elections about suspicious voter registration forms submitted by employees of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative. Boards have described significant irregularities among the applications, including voter registration forms from persons who are deceased, voter registration forms with multiple names, address or identification mismatches, and voter registration update forms that appear to have been signed by someone other than the voter. The cases were referred to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investiations.
Pennsylvania Robyn Pugh F 2012-06 Registration Fraud Former Middle Smithfield Township golf course director Robyn Pugh was accused of registering to vote in Middle Smithfield Township despite living in Smithfield Township. Charged with perjury, false swearing in official matters and unlawful voting.
Connecticut Thomas R. Paterno, Sr. M Absentee Ballot Fraud Paterno, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Connecticut Nancy Harding (town council member) F Absentee Ballot Fraud Harding, a town council member, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when she could have voted in person. $500 fine, ordered to comply with the law in the future and lost eligibility for certain election jobs
Washington Sandra Cady 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.


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