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 Source3 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Texas Melinda Hunter F 2004 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 7 7 Melinda Hunter was charged with seven counts of absentee ballot fraud in the 2004 primary election. Additional allegations included unlawfully obstructing a poll watcher, witnessing multiple ballot applications, and providing illegal assistance. Hunter entered pre-trial diversion in 2006. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Bowie: 06M0301-CCL
Illinois Parvin Vakili Mahmoud Vakili F Multiple 2011-9 Non-citizen voting Registration fraud - ineligible non-citizen 2 7 Parvin Vakili and her husband Mahmoud Vakili were charged with perjury of the election code and mutilation of election material. The couple, who were both born in Iran, were not U.S. citizens. According to the Lake County Clerk's office, Mahmoud Vakili first registered to vote in Lake County in 1988 and Parvin Vakili in 1992. Since then, Mahmoud voted five times and Parvin seven times, most recently in 2010. The clerk's office is required to process any voter registration applications that it receives but does not have tools available by which to confirm someone's citizenship before accepting a voter registration application. 12 months supervised probation, 100 hours community service, fines and court costs http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-12-16/news/ct-met-voter-fraud-deportatio... https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20by%20%22Case%20Number%22%2C%20...
Alabama Scotty D. Cole William F. Bailey Mary Jo Ingram Eugene Emerson David Sutherland Jimmy F. Richardson Denita Lee Idas L. Neal, Jr. M 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 2 1 Eight Alabamans were convicted on federal and state charges of vote buying and absentee ballot fraud in Winston County in the June 2000 Republican primary. All eight entered guilty pleas, admitting their roles in the voter fraud conspiracy that involved using cash, beer and liquor to buy votes. Scotty Cole pleaded* guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and one state felony count of illegal absentee voting. Cole was sentenced in federal court to three years of probation with the first three months under electronically monitored home detention, 300 hours of community service, and fined $5,000; and in state court to one year and one day in jail (suspended), 3 years of probation, barred from holding public office, and assessed a $50 fee plus court costs. *Plea deal/Federal: 3 years probation (3 months under electronically monitored home detention), $5,000 fine, 3000 hours community service *Plea deal/State: 1 year + 1 day in jail (suspended if federal sentence served), 3 years probation, $50 fee plus court costs, barred from holding public office http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=ar http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.timesdaily.com/archives/two-plead-guilty-in-vote-fraud-case/article_2...
Connecticut CT ACORN 2008 Registration Fraud Two Republican registrars of voters brought complaints to the State Elections Enforcement Commission that hundreds of registration applications ACORN submitted to them were "problem cards." The Commission investigated ACORN's actions near the registrars' cities, Bridgeport and Stamford. An investigation found there was not enough evidence to "determine that CT ACORN had an institutional or systemic role in designing and implementing a scheme or strategy to fraudulently register or enroll electors" in the two cities. The Commission took no further action. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/fd_2008_131%20&135.pdf
Texas Gilda Hernandez F 2010-03 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 7 7 Gilda Hernandez pleaded* guilty to two counts of illegal assistance (TEC 64.036) and four counts of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) for illegally possessing other voters' ballots and failing to provide identifying information while assisting voters. She was also alleged to have unlawfully obstructed a watcher and provided false information on a ballot application. *Plea deal: 1 year deferred adjudication, $250 fine Dallas/Rockwall: 11082011CCL-B
Washington Derek Wilson 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...
Kentucky Jeffrey Newport Martha Hughes Tony Gumm William Proffitt Corey Page Michael Page M 2006-11 General Vote buying Jeffrey Newport pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election, along with Martha Hughes, Tony Gumm, William Proffitt, Corey Page, and Michael Page. From October to November 7, 2006, the group conspired to pay voters to cast walk-in absentee ballots. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, 2 months home incarceration, $500 fine http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty...
Pennsylvania George Edgar Rheam Jr. M Forgery George Edgar Rheam Jr. was charged with forgery and false swearing under the crimes code, as well as election code perjury and false signatures and statements under the election code. He pleaded guilty to both election code offenses and was sentenced to probation and fined. Probation and fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374717-pennsylvania-mifflin-county-respon...
Iowa Terri Lynn Rote F 2016-10 General R 2016-10 Multiple voting 1 1 Terri Lynn Rote was charged with first-degree election misconduct charge, a Class D felony, accused of voting twice in the November 2016 general election. Rote reportedly cast an early voting ballot at the Polk County Election Office and another ballot at a county satellite voting location in Des Moines. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2016/10/28/voter-fr...
Washington Connie Southey F 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...

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