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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Iowa Unnamed 2016-10 General Multiple voting 1 1 Three people have tried to vote multiple times in the November 2016 general election in Polk County, according to Des Moines police reports. Two of the incidents involved people casting mail-in ballots and also voting in person at one of the county's early voting locations. As of October 28, neither of those two suspects had been arrested. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2016/10/28/voter-fr... http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2016/10/27/3-suspec...
Connecticut Loretta A. Sarro F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Sarro was accused of helping union members fill out absentee ballot applications but neglected to provide information about herself required by law, such as a signature. Civil penalty of $500 and ordered to comply with the law in the future.
Georgia Talbot County Registrar's Office Absentee Ballot Fraud The Talbot County Registrar's Office was accused of sending out ballots to elderly voters who did not request them. $200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand
Iowa Thomas Gordon Crook M Thomas Crook was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Jail http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Ohio Quentin L. Nichols M 2007-02 Petition Fraud 6 Charged with violations of statute 3599.14(A)(5), which pertains to circulating fraudulent petitions. Pleaded guilty to 3 counts of prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Other counts dismissed. 3 years of probation, pay costs and fees http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396725-ohio-hardin-county-quentin-nichols...
Texas Brandi Shields F Brandi Shields was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Washington Charles Mckay 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...
Kansas Seward County - Name Unknown 2011 Registration Fraud Non U.S. citizen was accused of registering to vote. Registration cancelled. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Florida Humberto E. Hernandez (former Miami City Commissioner) M 1997 Miami municipal D 1998-05 Absentee/Mail Registration fraud 3 Humberto Hernandez was found guilty of being an accessory after the fact to a conspiracy to cover up fraudulent absentee votes cast in the 1997 citywide election by a former Miami City Hall secretary and her husband, a Miami police officer. As a result of the conviction, he was removed from his office as a city commissioner. The voter fraud scandal led to the wholesale discarding of absentee ballots in the election and the ousting of the Mayor. 1 year in jail (served 7 months) http://www.nytimes.com/1998/08/20/us/ex-miami-commissioner-sentenced-to-year-in-... http://www.nytimes.com/1998/05/29/us/miami-official-is-arrested-in-election-frau... http://198.62.75.1/www2/fcf/humberticobyebye82098.html http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2002-06-25/news/0206250107_1_voter-fraud-mortga...
Kansas Sedgwick County - Names Unknown 2009 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud 1 Eight non-citizens were accused of registering and at least one voted. Referred to district attorney. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html

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