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
Washington Justin Black 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...
Rhode Island Robert Costa M 2004 Primary Ineligible district voting 1 Keith and Robert Costa, father and son, were each charged with one count of fraudulent voting when they allegedly did not use their actual address when they voted in a primary. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368319-rhode-island-2nd-response.html
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
Michigan Jason Bauer (former Democratic Operations Director) Michael McGuinness M 2010-11 D OTHER 9 Jason Bauer and Michael McGuinness were two Oakland County Democrats who pleaded no contest to charges related to putting fake Tea Party candidates on the Nov. 2010 election in an attempt to dilute the Republican ballot. Bauer pleaded no contest to five felonies. 1 year probation and more than $2,500 in fines and court costs http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20111121/NEWS/311219932 https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/16300 http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20111207/NEWS/312079935
Florida Diamond Cleopatra Ross F 2009 Registration fraud 6 Diamond Cleopatra Ross was 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: 3 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 3 counts of submission of false voter registration information.
Tennessee Brenda Woods F 2009 Municipal Procuring Illegal Votes 3 Brenda Woods was convicted of three counts of procuring an illegal vote, a Class E felony. 2 years for each offense, with credit given for one day’s jail service and the remainder of the time on supervised probation. Disqualified from holding public office for the duration of her sentence. http://www.tncourts.gov/courts/court-criminal-appeals/opinions/2012/12/13/state-... http://wreg.com/2014/03/20/felons-allowed-to-vote-former-bolivar-official-convic...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Alejandro Guerrero (deceased 2007) 2012-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Alejandro Guerrero to vote in person in 2012, even though Mr. Guerrero died in 2007. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Ohio Charles Worrell M Ineligible Voting 1 1 Charles Worrell was charged with 1 count illegal voting, felony and found guilty at trial. 1 year of probation https://cases.justia.com/ohio/ninth-district-court-of-appeals/2007-ohio-7058.pdf
Connecticut Helene Barbara Weinberg F Ineligible district voting Michael Weinberg and wife Helene Barbara Weinberg lived in a home in Roxbury while simultaneously maintaining a home in New York City. A neighbor accused the couple of not living in Roxbury, and therefore illegally voting in the 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 elections. The neighbor also accused the couple of attempting to disenfranchise the votes of other Roxbury residents by sending out an email indicating that one could register and vote in Roxbury if they paid taxes there, and that they didn't necessarily have to live there. The State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that the couple did qualify as residents of Roxbury, and didn't send out the email with the intent of disenfranchising anybody's vote, despite the incorrect legal advice. The matter was dismissed Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_122.pdf
Pennsylvania Jemar Barksdale M Registration Fraud Jemar Barksdale was charged with changing 18 voter registration applications while he worked for ACORN.

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