|State||Defendant||Co-Defendants||Sex||Date||Election||D/R||Charged||Convicted||Type1||Type2||Type3||# Charges||# Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin||Description||Sentence||Source1||Source2||Source3||Source4||Source5||Follow Up|
|New York||Clement Campana||Anthony DiFiglio William McInerney Anthony Renna John Brown Clement Campana Gary Galuski Michael LoPorto Ed McDonough Kevin McGrath||M||2009-09||Working Families Party Primary||D||Absentee/mail||Clement Campana, Troy City Council President, was indicted on five felonies and one misdemeanor for his allegedly defrauding voters during the 2009 Working Families Party primary. Campana was charged with four felony counts of illegal voting, one felony count of falsifying business records in the first degree as well as one count of conspiracy to promote or prevent election, a misdemeanor. He pled* not guilty to all charges in front of Judge George Pulver. The indictment states that Campana worked with other Democrats to conspire to help candidates win the primary. Many of the allegations involve talking voters into accepting and signing absentee ballot applications, and then filling in the rest of the application with fraudulent information like why the voter couldn't vote and then filing them with the Board of Elections. Campana turned down a deal that would have required him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and serve 60 days of house arrest, said his attorney E. Stewart Jones, Three others pleaded guilty to felonies for their role in the scandal, including Councilman John Brown, who will likely spend six months in jail.||http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20111221/NEWS/312219994|
|Mississippi||Lessadolla Sowers||F||2007-08||Democratic primary||D||Absentee/mail||Impersonation||31||10||Lessadolla Sowers, a Tunica County NAACP executive committee member, was found guilty of fraudulently casting 10 absentee ballots; 21 additional counts were dropped for various reasons. Sowers was found guilty of voting in the names of Carrie Collins, Walter Howard, Sheena Shelton, Alberta Pickett, Draper Cotton and Eddie Davis; and in the names of four dead persons: James L. Young, Dora Price, Dorothy Harris, and David Ross. Mississippi Bureau of Investigations officers seized ballot boxes from the Tunica County Courthouse the evening of the Aug. 7, 2007, primary elections. Seventeen absentee ballots pulled from sealed ballot boxes listed the Sowers' post office box address. Eight Tunica County residents testified at trial that they did not sign the applications or absentee ballots cast in their names and showing Sowers' P.O. box. A forensic scientist identified Sowers’ DNA on the inner seals of five envelopes containing absentee ballots. Sowers received a five-year prison term for each of the 10 counts, to be served concurrently.||5 years in prison (10 concurrent 5-year terms)||http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/29/mississippi-naacp-leader-sent-to-prison-for-10...||http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/voter-fraud-conviction-upheld-against-tunic...||http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2012/08/lessadolla-sowers-naacp-ex...||Sowers died in prison|
|Texas||David Bright||M||David Bright was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.|
|Washington||Susan Risenhoover||F||2008||General||Absentee/Mail||Impersonation||1||Susan Risenhoover was not registered to vote in the 2008 Presidential election, however, her son was. Risenhoover filled out her son’s ballot, forged his name and sent it to the Island County Auditor’s Office. Pleaded guilty to being an unqualified person voting, a felony offense.||40 hours of community service||http://www.electionjournal.org/2009/07/17/all-vote-by-mail-system-tempts-mom-int...|
|Texas||Mark Littlefield||M||2006||Special||Forgery||1||1||Mark Littlefield was charged with possession of a forged ballot in a 2006 special election. Littlefield entered pre-trial diversion in 2008.||Pre-Trial Intervention: 1 year, $300 donation||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html||Hays: 89,288|
|Ohio||Samita Fleming||2007-03||Petition Fraud||5||Samita Fleming was charged with circulating fraudulent petitions, lying in relation to an election, and signature forgery. Pleaded guilty to count 1, prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Other counts dismissed.||2 years of probation, 75 hours of community service and $50 fine||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/398510-ohio-hardin-county-samita-fleming-...|
|Texas||Margie Hodges||F||2007||School bond||Margie Hodges was investigated as part of the Valley Mills ISD 2007 bond election case. Hodges was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.|
|Kentucky||Stephen Ray Thomason||M||2009-02||Registration fraud - ineligible felon||Thomason, a convicted felon, was allegedly wrongfully registered to vote from January, 1973 to January, 2009. Thomason reportedly was a convicted murderer, and surviving members of the victim's family brought his voter registration to the attention of the State Board of Elections in 2008. Charged with wrongful registration. Pleaded guilty.||One-year sentence with a pre-trial diversion of 5 years.||http://www.wdrb.com/story/11661611/man-admits-wrongly-registering-to-vote||http://migration.kentucky.gov/newsroom/ag/felonvote.htm||http://migration.kentucky.gov/Newsroom/ag/thomasonindictment.htm||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/373976-kentucky-ag-response-with-cases.ht...|
|North Carolina||Verna Roehm||F||2012-11||General||R||Absentee/mail||Impersonation - deceased||1||1||A North Carolina widow, 75-year-old Verna Roehm, was charged with felony voting fraud after she voted on behalf of her dead husband in the 2012 presidential election. The illegal absentee mail ballot was discovered during a regular audit by Union County election officials in 2014. When confronted about the vote, Roehm said it was her husband's last dying wish to vote on the Republican ticket, but he died a few months before he was able. She pleaded* guilty to a charge of misdemeanor voter fraud, downgraded from a felony followed a judge accepting a prayer for judgment due to the unusual circumstances, which means that while she's been found guilty, she won't have to face jail time.||*Plea deal: No jail time, for 1 misdemeanor count of voter fraud (downgraded from a felony)||http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/woman-charged-fulfilling-husbands-dying-wi...|
|Georgia||Eldridge Harris||M||2007-06||Absentee Ballot Fraud||Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385 (a), § 21-2-385 (b) and § 21-2-574, pertaining to absentee ballots. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2006-27, Lamar County)||$600 fine, cease and desist order and a reprimand||https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...|
How You Can Help
Join the movement and sign up for our Knowledge Network to get educated on the issues and opportunities to serve and connect with other citizen activists in your community.
Support True the Vote’s efforts to keep our elections free and fair.
Stay in touch
You can support True the Vote and get current information, insights and updates on various social media platforms.