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 Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Michael Mele M Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was made that Michael Mele didn't return a list of people to whom he gave absentee ballot applications. No further action taken on complaint.
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Deshawn B. Brooks M Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Deshawn B. Brooks was accused of knowingly voting while being a convicted felon. Acquitted.
Virginia Malcolm Cash M 2005-01 Ineligible Voting 2 Malcolm Cash was charged with unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Prince Edward County)
Ohio Brenda Griffin F 2012-02 Petition Fraud Brenda Griffin was charged with multiple counts of election falsification, multiple counts prohibitions relating to petitions and multiple counts false signatures. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts election falsification, 2 counts Prohibitions relating to petitions, 13 counts false signatures. (Case #2011-CR-03657, Montgomery County) 5 years of probation
Illinois William Brown Kevin Wiggins Kyle R. Johnson Trevon L. Tompkin M 2009-04 Cahokia Village municipal 2009-09 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 41 22 William Brown pleaded* guilty to 22 charges relating to mail ballot fraud in the 2009 Cahokia Village election; 19 other charges were dismissed. Kevin Wiggins and Cahokia village Trustees Kyle Johnson and Trevon Tompkin also pleaded guilty in the scheme to file falsified applications for absentee ballots then illegally vote them. Charges included perjury, marking the absentee ballots of other people, soliciting others to apply for absentee ballots, falsifying applications for absentee ballots, unlawfully observing voting and mutilating election materials. *Plea deal: 2 years probation,10 days in county jail, 200 hours community service
Ohio Cathy LaMaster F 2006-11 2009-02 Registration fraud 1 Cathy LaMaster admitted to submitting two voter registrations; one under her own name and a second under her daughter’s name. Charged with 1 count attempted false election registration. Pleaded guilty to attempted false election registration. (Franklin County, Case #09-CR-001005) $1000 fine
Missouri Abigail R Palmer F 2015-04 Springfield municipal 2015-12 Multiple voting Ineligible district voting In person 1 1 Abigail R. Palmer was charged with a class one election offense (felony voter fraud), for voting twice in the April 2015 election. According to documents Greene County Clerk's office provided to the Sheriff's office, on April 7, Palmer voted at the Remington's Event Center, the proper polling site for the home address she had given to election officials. About an hour later, Palmer voted again, at the polling site at King's Way United Methodist Church. At this polling place she gave a different address that would allow her to vote at the church. Palmer told a Greene County sheriff's deputy she did not believe both of her votes would count toward the election. If convicted, she could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Tennessee Mary Lou Simpson F 2004-10 2005-01 Ineligible voting 1 Mary Lou Simpson pleaded guilty to the charge of illegal attempt to vote. 2 years probation with judgment of conviction deferred for same period. Eligible for dismissal upon successful completion of probationary terms. Right to vote was taken away until January 2009.
Mississippi Jennifer Rankin F Jennifer Rankin, of Simpson County, was charged with voter fraud.
Ohio Virginia A. McMillan F 2012-11 General D Multiple voting 1 1 Virginia A. McMillan, of Beavercreek in Greene County, pleaded* guilty to misdemeanor falsification after being charged with voter fraud for voting twice in the November 2012 general election. An internal audit in December 2012 revealed that McMillan had voted early by mail and then voted again at her polling place, according to Greene County Board of Elections Director Nancy Johannes. An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of McMillan. McMillan was sentenced to 180 days in jail, but the judge suspended 160 days of the sentence. She was also fined $250 and must complete 88 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (160 days suspended), $250 fine, 88 hours of community service.


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