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 Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Beatrice Sabatino F Absentee Ballot Fraud Sabatino, who worked at her assigned polling place on Election Day, filled out an absentee ballot for the election. She was accused of not withdrawing the absentee ballot after learning of her polling place work assignment. $100 fine, ordered to comply with the law in the future and lost eligibility to work certain election jobs
Kansas Pottawatomie County - Name Unknown 2006 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery A ballot was mailed to an address and was voted in a city election, but the voter had been living in France for 10 years. Referred to law enforcement; not pursued. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Washington Gene S. Mensik 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...
Washington Hoi Hill 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...
Kentucky Henry County - Name Unknown 2005 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with destruction of registration records. Charge was dismissed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Connecticut Sarah Kopman-Fried F 2008-11 General Absentee/Mail An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Kopman-Fried did not provide information about herself as required by law, including her signature, when she completed and signed an absentee ballot application on behalf of another person. Additionally, Kopman-Fried signed the application on behalf of her friend, in violation of the law. Civil penalty of $200 and ordered to comply with the law in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2008_142.pdf
Kentucky Willard Smith "Donnie Newsome (Knott County Judge-Executive)" M 1998-05 Primary D 2003-04 Vote buying Knott County Judge-Executive Donnie Newsome was convicted of leading a conspiracy to buy votes in the May 26, 1998 Knott County primary election. The jury found that Donnie Newsome and Willard Smith, working together and with other conspirators, approached and paid numerous impoverished, handicapped, illiterate or otherwise impaired persons to vote for Newsome and others by absentee ballot, resulting in a large increase in the rate of absentee voting 2 years in prison and $5,000 fine http://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/pr/2004/March/04_crm_164.htm http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/900460/posts
Texas Gilbert Tejada M Gilbert Tejada was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Georgia Arthur Miller M 2010 Ineligible district voting Miller was accused of voting in a race when he was unqualified to do so, because he claimed an address where he no longer resided. $500 fine, cease and desist order and a public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Oregon Rebecca Kiser F 2004-11 Petition Fraud 8 Rebecca Kiser submitted forged signatures on an initiative petition. Pleaded guilty to 1 count of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony. The remaining 7 counts of the indictment were dismissed. 3 days in jail, 36 months of probation, $500 fine, $120 unitary assessment and 40 hours of community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...

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