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
Ohio Jacqueline Maiden (Board of Elections Coordinator) F 2004 General OTHER Jacqueline Maiden and Kathleen Dreamer, election board members, were accused of election crimes related to a ballot recount following the 2004 presidential election. Maiden and Dreamer were convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the sentence was overturned and they were granted a retrial. Both ultimately pleaded no contest. Initially sentenced to 18 months in prison, but that was later overturned. Ultimately pleaded no contest and put in diversion program. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2007/11/05/cleveland_recount.html
Pennsylvania Walter "Deb" Wiltrout Thomas Keefer, William Geary M 2011-11 General D 2013-10 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance 3 2 Former Bullskin Township supervisor Walter "Deb" Wiltrout was charged with three counts of voter fraud related to unlawful assistance of two voters. Thomas Keefer and William Geary, Democratic supervisors, were also charged for soliciting absentee votes from elderly residents who weren't eligible to cast such ballots. Keefer was charged with five violations of the election code relating to absentee ballots. Geary was charged with seven violations of the same provision. In addition, both men were charged with one count of unlawful assistance in voting and two counts of conspiracy. Keefer, Geary, and Wiltrout visited elderly voters' homes to help them complete ballots despite knowing the voters were physically able to vote in-person on Election Day, and also failed to fill out declarations of physical disability with the ballots, which certify that the voters wouldn't be able to vote in-person. Keefer obtained six votes that way, Geary obtained seven, and Wiltrout two. All three were admitted into a pretrial diversionary program in Fayette County Court. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) http://www.heraldstandard.com/law_and_order/courts/bullskin-supervisors-accused-... http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/2015/03/14/fayette-county-grand-jury-one-sealed-pr... http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/files/2015/03/3rdPresentment1.pdf
Virginia 17 Fairfax County voters 2012-11 General 2014-08 Multiple voting 17 17 individuals who appear to have voted in both Fairfax County and various localities in Maryland during the 2012 General Election, and in some cases, multiple federal elections over the last decade, were referred to the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney, the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia and the federal Department of Justice for investigation of possible voter fraud. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/2014/voter-fraud-investigation.htm
Pennsylvania FieldWorks employee(s) 2016 General D Registration fraud Pennsylvania state police raided the Delaware County office of FieldWorks LLC seeking evidence of possible voter-registration fraud. In a warrant filed in October 2016 in County Court, investigators said they were seeking documents, financial information, and lists of employees at the Norwood office of FieldWorks LLC, a national organization that does political work for Democrats. The warrant said agents also were looking for "templates . . . utilized to construct fraudulent voter registration forms" and "completed voter registration forms containing same or similar identifying information of individuals on multiple forms." http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20161101_State_raids_Delco_offices__s...
Alaska Unknown 5 Voter fraud case referred to Alaska Department of Law Criminal Division. Declined for prosecution. No charges filed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374296-alaska-dept-of-law-response.html
Georgia Rochelle Robinson (election official) F Absentee Ballot Fraud Rochelle Robinson, an election official, published notice of L&A testing but did not test for a month after notice and misplaced 67 ballots. $1,000 civil penalty, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Illinois Kenneth Davison Jerry Knight M D 2008-08 Petition Fraud Perjury Forgery 11 Kenneth Davison and Jerry Knight were working for Democratic state Sen. Terry Link in 2007. Indictments alleged that both men forged signatures and included dead voters on the nominating petition. Charged with 9 counts of perjury and 2 counts of forgery. Pleaded guilty to nine counts of perjury for signing a sworn statement on petitions that signatures were legitimate. (08CF3380) Sentenced to probation, 60 days in jail when not working and barred from campaign activity while on probation. http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/08/sen-link-campai.html http://prev.dailyherald.com/story/print/?id=313603 http://prev.dailyherald.com/story/?id=267738&src=329
North Carolina Dianna Lightfoot F R Registration fraud - ineligible address Ineligible district voting Dianna Lightfoot registered to vote using an address of a UPS store. Public records from the N.C. State Board of Elections show Lightfoot registered to vote at her mailing address, instead of her residential address. Board of Elections rules clearly state that voters must provide a residential address to register to vote. Falsifying voter registration information is considered a Class I Felony. Only one Dianna Lightfoot is registered to vote in the state. That registration is for Dianna L. Lightfoot, 353 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem. That is the address of a UPS store. Store manager Jared Roper said Lightfoot is a customer at the store and rents a mailbox there. Board of Elections records show Lightfoot registered to vote in Forsyth County in March 2012 as a Republican. Her voting record shows she cast ballots in the May primary, July primary and November general election. Lightfoot’s May and November votes were cast absentee. http://scrutinyhooligans.us/2013/02/08/looking-for-voter-fraud-tried-right-under... http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_c62b962c-7150-11e2-9626-001a4bcf687...
Texas Crystal Matlock F Crystal Matlock was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Washington Matthew Libby 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...

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