True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Shannon Nygard 2008-11 Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting 1 A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf
Ohio Betty Ann Glossop 2012-11 General 2013-02 Impersonation - deceased 1 1 Betty Ann Glossop -- ballot received after death http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hearing-held-for-2-cases-of-alleged-voter-fr... http://media2.wcpo.com/pdfs/Fraud.pdf
Georgia Muscogee County Board of Elections 2010-08 Absentee Ballot Fraud - Failure to Catch Fraud Muscogee County Board of Elections was accused of failing to catch absentee ballot fraud. (State Elections Board Case #2008-01351100189, Muscogee County) $1,000 fine and cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Washington Dana Deluz 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...
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2012 Absentee Ballot Fraud Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting twice in a mail ballot election. Matter was referred to district attorney. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kentucky Bath County - Name Unknown 2008 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Dismissed by prosecution. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Ohio Donshay Lemar Carter Petition Fraud 1 Donshay Lemar Carter was charged with 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Pleaded guilty to prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations, felony. 1 year of probation
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Francis J. DeGregory (deceased 2008) 2010 2014 Multiple Impersonation 0 4 Someone used the identity of Francis J. DeGregory, a World War II Army veteran who died in 2008, to vote in San Diego County four times since his death — in June 2010, November 2012, November 2013 and February 2014. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/dead-voters-san-diego-count...
New Mexico Candidate petition challenge: Carlos Villanueva v. Jacob Candelaria (Southwest Political Services hired by Candelaria campaign) 2012 Democratic primary D Petition fraud Forgery 31 people responsible for collecting signatures to get Democrat Jacob Candelaria on the June 2012 ballot were named in a criminal investigation, accused of falsifying voter records and voter fraud. The Candelaria campaign said the suspects are former canvassers for a company called "Southwest Political Services". That company was paid by Candelaria's campaign to gather the needed 75 signatures to get his name on the ballot for the District 26 State Senate seat. A number of voters say they never signed the petition and that their signature was forged. At one household, a man found his name on the petition twice with two different style signatures and also found his wife's signature. "She never signed at all." Another voter said more of the same. "Not even the print is her handwriting," a woman said of what was supposedly her mother's signature. "And that is not even how you spell her name." At another address, a woman said the voter listed on the petition moved out years ago. The Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office said it was reviewing the case, and complaints were also files with the Secretary of State's Office and with state police concerning the forged signatures. Petition challenge dismissed http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/State-Senate-candidate-accuses-o... http://www.abqjournal.com/106249/abqnewsseeker/ballot-the-main-fight-in-senate-d... http://www.nmtelegram.com/2012/04/12/dems-in-state-senate-bernco-da-race-stay-on...
Georgia Sylvanus Burney (election official) Absentee Ballot Fraud Sylvanus Burney 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...

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