True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/Rsort ascending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Jean Winkler (registrar of voters) F R Jean Winkler, a Republican Registrar of Voters and registrar at a voting district, was accused of violating procedures for dealing with a person who wasn't on official voter registry lists. $350 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Wisconsin Rep. Carolyn Paseneaux (former member of Congress) F 2000-08 Primary R 2000 Ineligible district voting Registration Fraud 2 Rep. Carolyn Paseneaux was arrested on two felony counts of voter fraud for allegedly listing an old address while voting. On an absentee ballot form, she listed an address of a home where she had not lived for more than a year. Charged with 1 count of false swearing and 1 count of false voting. http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/legislator-charged-wi...
Indiana Charlie White M 2010-05 Primary R 2011-03 Registration fraud 6 1 Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White was convicted of six felonies, including three counts of voter fraud, two counts of perjury and one count of theft for registering to vote and running for office at an address where he didn't reside. 1 year of electronic home monitoring (appealed - 3 of 6 convictions vacated) http://www.cbsnews.com/news/indiana-sec-of-state-convicted-of-voter-fraud/ http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/12291402nhv.pdf http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/29/appeals-court-throws-conv... http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/12291402nhv.pdf
Connecticut Marie Duffy (Democratic Registrar of Voters) F 2000-09 D Absentee Ballot Fraud Illegal Assistance Marie Duffy was a Democratic Registrar of Voters and was to supervise the voting of the absentee ballots issued by the West Haven Town Clerk, along with the complainant Tracy Morrissey, to represent the interest of each of the two Democratic candidates competing in the September 12, 2000 Democratic primary in West Haven. Duffy was accused of assisting nursing home residents fill in their ballots without Morrissey present. Duffy also was accused of delivering the ballots without Morrissey present. Duffy entered a consent agreement with the state of Connecticut, paid a civil penalty of $1,000, was considered officially reprimanded for her violations and expected to fully comply with the state requirements. Civil penalty of $1,000, was considered officially reprimanded for her violations and expected to fully comply with the state requirements.
Kentucky Sherman Neace (three-term Perry County judge-executive and candidate for magistrate) Chester Jones M 2008 General D 2009-06 Vote Buying Chester Jones and Sherman Neace, public officials, reportedly diverted $7,500 from the State Democratic Party to buy votes for themselves. Jones acquired 75 counter checks from the local bank, leaving the payee blank, and he and Neace distributed checks for $100 to buy votes. Pleaded guilty. http://www.kentucky.com/latest-news/article44002317.html http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/recent_news/ex-official-pleads-guilty-to-vot... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/louisville/press-releases/2009/lo062409a.htm
Alabama Janice Hart Lesa Coleman Janice Hart Daniel Reynolds F 2013 Dothan municipal D 2014-05 Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 8 8 Janice Hart, pleaded* guilty to eight misdemeanor absentee ballot fraud charges (reduced from eight felony charges) for illegally obtaining absentee ballots during the 2013 Dothan city commission election on behalf of District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome. Newsome won the race by just 14 votes. Co-defendants Olivia Reynolds, Lesa Coleman, and Daniel Reynolds were also found guilty in the absentee ballot fraud scheme. *Plea deal: 12 months in jail for each charge (suspended), two years probation for each charge, $200 fine, $25 victim’s compensation fee, court costs http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/voter-fraud-suspect-pleads-guilty-to... http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/lesa-coleman-guilty-in-dothan-voter-... http://www.cbs46.com/story/25479135/3-charged-with-voter-fraud-in-houston-county
Louisiana Election contest: Betty Blakes v. Juanita Woods 2016-04 Monroe municipal D 2016-04 Election contest Registration fraud - fake address, deceased Impersonation Betty Blakes filed challenged the results of the Monroe City Council District 3 runoff election in Ouachita Parish after falling short against Juanita Woods with 43% of the vote. Blakes alleged that voters used false addresses from deceased citizens and abandoned houses to illegally register and vote, and accused Woods of having election workers for her campaign working inside the voting polls, wearing t-shirts with the name Juanita Woods displayed and passing out campaign pamphlets. Both candidates are Democrats. On May 4, 2016, a judge ruled that Woods failed to present adequate proof that the voters she identified as ineligible were either not registered to vote in District 3 or did not live there at all. Dismissed http://www.myarklamiss.com/news/local-news/betty-blakes-files-for-voter-election... http://www.knoe.com/home/headlines/Betty-Blakes-Claims-Voter-Fraud-377194241.htm... http://www.knoe.com/home/headlines/Blakes-v-Woods-Official-ruling-expected-this-...
Florida Humberto E. Hernandez (former Miami City Commissioner) M 1997 Miami municipal D 1998-05 Absentee/Mail Registration fraud 3 Humberto Hernandez was found guilty of being an accessory after the fact to a conspiracy to cover up fraudulent absentee votes cast in the 1997 citywide election by a former Miami City Hall secretary and her husband, a Miami police officer. As a result of the conviction, he was removed from his office as a city commissioner. The voter fraud scandal led to the wholesale discarding of absentee ballots in the election and the ousting of the Mayor. 1 year in jail (served 7 months) http://www.nytimes.com/1998/08/20/us/ex-miami-commissioner-sentenced-to-year-in-... http://www.nytimes.com/1998/05/29/us/miami-official-is-arrested-in-election-frau... http://198.62.75.1/www2/fcf/humberticobyebye82098.html http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2002-06-25/news/0206250107_1_voter-fraud-mortga...
Indiana Terrance Lay M 2003 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Voter intimidation/coercion 10 Terrance Lay pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor count of procuring but intentionally failing to return his brother-in-law's ballot, after being charged with 10 counts of inducing others to vote outside their home precincts and conspiracy in the 2003 Democratic primary. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 120 hours community service http://www.wndu.com/news/indiana/headlines/29736854.html http://www.wibc.com/blogs/final-defendant-east-chicago-vote-fraud-case-gets-comm...
Ohio Yolanda Hippensteele Amy Little Daniel "Tate" Hausman F 2008 General D Ineligible district voting Absentee/Mail 1 1 Yolanda Hippensteele (California native, staff member for Vote Today Ohio, and out-of-state campaigner for Barak Obama) was one of several people who came to Franklin County, Ohio, registered to vote after 30 days and voted, eventhough she did not intend to remain a resident of the county and state. She and her co-defendants chose to vote in Ohio over their home states, because Ohio is a swing state and Obama was expected to easily win in their home states. Charged with a violation under Title 35 of Ohio Code, casting an absentee ballot despite not meeting residency requirement. Pleaded guilty. (Case #09-CR-04-2467, Franklin County) 60-day suspended jail sentence, 1 year of probation and a $1000 fine http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2009/04/29/three_voters.ART_ART_04... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396677-ohio-franklin-county-yolanda-hippe...

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