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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
California Name Not Disclosed Petition Fraud Forgery An individual in Santa Cruz County (name not disclosed) was charged under the California Election Code/California Penal Code. The charges pertained to making a false affidavit concerning a petition or the petition signatures; Subscribing fictitious names or the name of another to a petition; forgery. Pleaded no contest to making a false affidavit concerning a petition or the petition signatures. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404433-california-fresno-county-cases.htm...
Kansas Carol B. Honabach 2008 General Multiple Voting 1 Carol Honabach was accused of voting both in Kansas by advance ballot and in Kentucky at the polls. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403896-kansas-sos-4th-response-with-cases...
Mississippi Johnny Whitsett M 2012-03 According to Public Integrity Division Case View PI-12-00028, a complaint was filed against Johnny Whitsett on 3/12/12 and the matter was referred to the FBI. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Georgia Willie James Hall M 2011-08 Absentee/Mail 1 Hall voted absentee ballot meant for his son. (State Elections Board Case #2010-01001109489) Cease and desist order order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Michigan Julie Adriana Escobar F 2004 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud - non 1 Julie Adriana Escobar was a permanent resident, but not a U.S. citizen, when she was given a voter registration card as part of change-of-address paperwork. She filled it out and then voted in the 2004 general election.
Iowa Franklin Louis Kebschull M Franklin Louis Kebschull was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Suspended fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Connecticut Bill Finch campaign (candidate for Bridgeport mayor)  2015-09 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Impersonation Illegal assistance Democrat Joe Ganim, a former Bridgeport mayor who spent nearly a decade in federal prison for corruption but ran for the office again in 2015, accused incumbent Mayor and fellow Democrat Bill Finch with absentee ballot fraud. Ganim claimed individuals identified from the Finch campaign actually handled absentee ballots from seniors or people that were disabled, filled them out and mailed them in. The Secretary of the State’s office confirmed that they had intervened in Bridgeport over the supervision of the large number of absentee ballots requested, estimated at several thousand. http://wtnh.com/2015/09/14/bridgeport-ballot-problems-again/
Connecticut Ronald Caveness (former Democratic Town Committee member) M 2000-03 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Ronald Caveness admitted to distributing absentee ballot applications, then illegally being present while voters marked their ballots and taking possession of the ballots during Bridgeport's March 2000 Democratic Town Committee primary. $4,000 fine (reduced to $1,000), resigned from the Democratic Town Committee, barred from seeking reappointment for 2 years http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
Georgia Debra Graham (election official) F 2007-05 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385(a) and § 21-2-385(b), pertaining to absentee ballots, § 21-2-409(a), pertaining to assisting voters, and § 21-2-574, pertaining to unlawful possession of ballots. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2006-000008, Marion County) $100 fine, cease and desist order and a reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Mississippi Election Contest: Dave Ware v, Johnny DuPree 2013-06 Hattiesburg Mayoral Election Contest Voter impersonation Ineligible felon voting In the June 4, 2013 election for Hattiesburg Mayor, Dave Ware finished 37 votes behind incumbent Johnny DuPree. But that result was marred by a total breakdown in the absentee balloting process and shocking instances of illegal voting. Hundreds of absentee ballots failed to comply with mandatory provisions of Mississippi law. They were counted anyway, giving DuPree well more than his margin of victory. The evidence showed improper influence of absentee voters and lax security and recordkeeping for absentee ballots. One ballot cast by a Ware supporter simply disappeared. A 17-year-old voted absentee from the county jail. A “curbside” voter at the Dixie Pine precinct (someone too disabled to enter the polling place but who voted in person from his vehicle, with help from the poll managers) was actually a healthy 22-year-old man who was in San Antonio, Texas on Election Day. He did not vote, but someone else voted in his name. Disenfranchised felons voted, even though their prior crimes made them ineligible. Sheriff’s personnel carried one of those voters from jail to vote in person on June 4. At least four ineligible felons voted. The trial itself involved allegations of witness intimidation, jury “retaliation,” and a 9-3 verdict for Ware that somehow devolved into a deadlocked 8-4 vote. New election ordered http://hottytoddy.com/2013/08/21/big-wins-of-integrity-of-the-vote/

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