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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Tennessee Brenda Woods (former city council member and candidate for mayor) F 2009 Municipal Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance Witnesses at trial were granted immunity and testified that Woods took them to the polls at separate times to vote for her even though she knew they were felons. Convicted in 2010, but was granted a new trial and again convicted in 2014. Two years of community corrections. Prohibited from voting or running for political office. http://wreg.com/2014/03/20/felons-allowed-to-vote-former-bolivar-official-convic... http://wreg.com/2014/05/20/former-boliver-city-councilwoman-sentenced-for-voter-...
North Carolina Unnamed Poll Worker 2010-11 General Impersonation In person 1 According to the Lenoir County Board of Elections minutes, during the 2010 general election a poll worker pulled the master list, removed the necessary label, grabbed a ballot and proceeded to vote in place of a member of the family. Details as to the worker, the precinct and the candidate to whom those votes would have gone have not been released. Former LCBOE Chairman Robert Waller said the board was informed of the incident at its Nov. 12, 2010, meeting, and sent the case on to the State Board of Elections. From there, an SBOE investigator pursued the case, taking statements from elections director Dana King and other poll workers. “It’s my understanding that that matter was referred to the D.A. for your prosecutorial district,” SBOE Elections Liaison Veronica Degraffenreid said. District Attorney Branny Vickory said the investigation remains open as of May 2013 but couldn’t say if there will be further action resulting from its findings. http://www.kinston.com/20130519/local-poll-worker-accused-of-voter-fraud/3051999...
Kansas Decatur County - Names Unknown Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Nursing home residents' ballots voted by adult children. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Ohio Brenda Cornwell F 2007-08 Petition Fraud 9 Brenda Cornwell was charged with 6 counts prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations, 1 count election falsification, 2 counts forgery. Pleaded guilty to 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations, 1 count election falsification, 1 count forgery. Other counts dismissed. 3 years of probation and a $50 fine. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396679-ohio-hardin-county-brenda-cornwell...
Virginia Rick Harris M 2011-02 Registration Fraud Ineligible Voting 2 Rick Harris was charged with false statement on voter form and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Nottoway County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Ohio Unnamed Resident 2012-11 General Multiple voting In person 1 Auglaize County officials are looking into possible voter fraud after discovering one resident may have voted twice in the Nov. 6, 2012 election. Board of elections director Carolyn Campbell said staff members go from precinct to precinct after each election to count every ballot and verify every signature. During that process after the general election, they discovered one person may have voted in two different precincts. Because of the ongoing investigation, Campbell could not release the name of the voter or the precincts. The voter will face felony charges if officials determine there is enough evidence for fraud. After discovering the double vote, Campbell brought the issue to the board, who agreed to turn the issue over to the sheriff's department and the prosecuting attorney. If the investigation finds the fraud was a result of poll worker negligence, the poll worker likely would not be allowed to work the polls the following year. http://www.dailystandard.com/archive/2012-12-14/stories/19825/possible-voter-fra...
Illinois Shavette M. Wills F 2015-04 Municipal 2015-05 Absentee/Mail 2 Shavette M. Wills was charged with two felony counts for improperly marking an absentee ballot and perjury charges for allegedly making a false statement. The charges state that Wills marked another voter's absentee ballot, mailed it and then made a false statement by stating that she signed an affidavit to assist a voter, stating that she had cast a ballot as directed by the voter when she had not. Next hearing set for 3/14/16 http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article22682226.html https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20in%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20...
Washington Karle Coppenrath F 2005-11 General Multiple Voting Absentee Ballot Fraud 1 Karle Coppenrath, of Jefferson County, Washington, reportedly voted two mail ballots in a 2005 election because she mistakenly received two ballots. There was no proof she intended to vote twice, so criminal charges were not filed. No charges filed, because it was not "an intentional attempt to vote twice." http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370216-washington-jefferson-county.html
Washington Dan Millikan 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...
Michigan José Antonio Ramirez-Velázquez M General 2013-04 Non-citizen voting Registration fraud 1 3 José Antonio Ramirez-Velázquez, a Mexican citizen, was charged with making a material false statement when registering to vote, a 90-day misdemeanor, after illegally registering to vote and voting in federal elections in November 2004, 2006 and 2008. The fraud came to authorities’ attention in December 2013 when Ramirez-Velázquez told police and U.S. Border Patrol agents that he had voted in federal elections. http://www.dailytribune.com/article/20130502/NEWS01/130509915/roseville-man-accu... http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164-46849-301722--,00.html

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