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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Rosemary Blade F Absentee Ballot Fraud Blade, who worked as a checker at her polling place on Election Day, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when she could have voted in person. $100 fine, ordered to comply with the law in the future and lost eligibility for certain election jobs
Ohio Cynthia McCloud F Registration Fraud Absentee/Mail 3 Cynthia McCloud was indicted on 3 counts: false registration, inducing illegal voting and an absentee voter's ballot violation. Pleaded guilty to false registration and inducing illegal voting for activites related to working on campaign of friend and candidate, John Saylor in his candidacy for councilman. Saylor was arrested and charged with 68 counts. 5 years of probation, 80 hours of community service and $2,500 fine
Connecticut Shirley Surgeon (Democratic registrar and candidate) F 2008-08 Municipal Democratic Primary D Absentee Ballot Fraud OTHER Shirley Surgeon, the incumbent Hartford democratic registrar of voters who lost to the complainant in a primary, was accused of failing to forthwith file completed absentee ballot applications. In a separate complaint, she was accused of breaking procedures for training poll workers while acting as the registrar. Dismissed
West Virginia Greg Stowers (former Lincoln County Circuit Clerk, member of the state Democratic Executive Committee, son of longtime Lincoln County Democratic chairman Wylie Stowers and the brother of Lyle Stowers, vice chairman of the state Democratic Executive Committee) M 2004-05 Democrat Primary D Vote Buying Greg Stowers (former Lincoln County Circuit Clerk, member of the state Democratic Executive Committee, son of longtime Lincoln County Democratic chairman Wylie Stowers and the brother of Lyle Stowers, vice chairman of the state Democratic Executive Committee) pleaded* guilty to a federal vote-buying charge, admitting to distributing $7,000 to be used to influence voters during the May 2004 primary election, after being indicted with others for a conspiracy to control county government in Lincoln County by buying votes, keeping some supporters’ property taxes low, controlling county and state government jobs and rewarding supporters by ensuring their roads were repaired. Agreed to cooperate with authorities and testify against others. Agreed to not participate in politics for at least 10 years. Resigned as Lincoln County circuit clerk and from his position on the state Democratic Executive Committee.
Florida Kashawn John 2010 Registration fraud 4 In Miami, Florida, former ACORN voter registration canvassers Maurice Childress, Kashawn John, Liltovia Rhodes, Carlos Torres, Evangeline Williams, Lilkevia Williams, and Richard Williams, were all convicted of “false swearing in an election.” Accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Charges: 2 counts false swearing in connection with voting and 2 counts of submission of false voter registration information. Probation, community service, and forbidden to participate in political campaigns.
Washington Daniel Foster 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.
Washington David Christman M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against David Christman was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue.
Pennsylvania Unknown suspect 2016-10 General Registration fraud A suspected case of voter fraud is under investigation in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Someone filed fraudulent applications changing the political affiliation of two Frackville residents from Republican to Democratic, state police said. The changes became known when new voter registration cards were received Oct. 21 by the residents, a man and woman from New Ringgold. The fraudulent application was made sometime after Oct. 9.
Connecticut Eva Corrigan F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Corrigan, who worked at a convalescent home, was accused of neglecting to provide information about herself, as required by law, such as her signature, when she helped people with their absentee ballot applications. Received a civil penalty of $100. Ordered to comply with the law in the future.
Georgia Kari Parker F Petition Fraud Kari Parker was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in the presence of a notary. Notaries did not notarize in the presence of affiants.


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