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 Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Virginia Rankin Mosley 2011-11 Registration Fraud Ineligible Voting 2 Rankin Mosley charged with false statement on voter form and wrongfully voting. Guilty. (Mecklenburg County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
California Daniel Bates M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Daniel Bates, along with 11 others, were charged with deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud. Bates pleaded guilty to 4 counts of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration. In exchange, 8 counts of defacement of party affiliation and 4 counts of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration were dismissed. 3 years probation, 39 days of jail and restitution. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
Washington John Doe8 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...
Ohio Virginia A. McMillan F 2012-11 General D Multiple voting 1 1 Virginia A. McMillan, of Beavercreek in Greene County, pleaded* guilty to misdemeanor falsification after being charged with voter fraud for voting twice in the November 2012 general election. An internal audit in December 2012 revealed that McMillan had voted early by mail and then voted again at her polling place, according to Greene County Board of Elections Director Nancy Johannes. An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of McMillan. McMillan was sentenced to 180 days in jail, but the judge suspended 160 days of the sentence. She was also fined $250 and must complete 88 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (160 days suspended), $250 fine, 88 hours of community service. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/crime-law/woman-sentenced-to-jail-for-v... http://xeniagazette.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=4&ArticleID=180864
Georgia Timothy Godsey M 2008-06 Vote Buying Compensation offered to individuals to register and to vote. (State Elections Board Case #2007-00211080074, City of Chickamauga) $2,000 fine, cease and desist order and a public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Ohio Michael Anne Kyle Heather Halstead Joel Speyer Marc Gustafson Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle +7 others M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Michael Anne Kyle was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they were already registered in other states where they resided. *Plea deal: No charges filed http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2008/10/rich-new-york-democrats-commit...
Connecticut Gary Williams M Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was raised that Gary Williams was involved in voting and absentee ballot irregularities that may have occurred in connection with a ward co-chair primary. No further action taken on complaint.
California Anthony Ogwo M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Anthony Ogwo, along with 11 others, were charged with deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf http://www.ocregister.com/articles/rackauckas-177027-five-republicans.html
Ohio Jowan Christian F 2009-07 Petition Fraud 1 Jowan Christian was charged with 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Pleaded guilty to prohibited acts concerning declarations and petitions, felony. 12 months incarceration (suspended) and 12 months of probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395896-ohio-summit-county-with-cases.html
Illinois Brian McDouglar M 2015-04 Municipal 2015-05 Absentee/Mail 3 3 Brian McDouglar was charged with three counts of tampering with an absentee ballot in the 2015 municipal election. He is accused of putting someone else’s absentee ballot in the mail. Under Illinois law, only the voter can mail his or her own ballot. Next hearing set for 3/14/16 http://www.bnd.com/news/local/crime/article20547705.html https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20in%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20...

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