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 Sentencesort ascending Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Missouri Dale D. Franklin M 2006 Registration Fraud 2 Four individuals working for ACORN on a voter registration drive were indicted on Federal charges of filing false voter registration applications. Franklin pleaded guilty to to filing false registration forms. Probation http://www.kmbc.com/ACORN-Workers-Indicted-For-Alleged-Voter-Fraud/12353984 http://nlpc.org/stories/2007/06/04/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-vote-fraud-kansas-... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1891765/posts
Missouri Brian Gardner M 2006 Registration Fraud 2 Four individuals working for ACORN on a voter registration drive were indicted on Federal charges of filing false voter registration applications. Probation http://www.kmbc.com/ACORN-Workers-Indicted-For-Alleged-Voter-Fraud/12353984 http://nlpc.org/stories/2007/06/04/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-vote-fraud-kansas-... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1891765/posts
Iowa Jennifer Marie Webster F Jennifer Marie Webster was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Iowa Robert Allen Broesder M Robert Broesder was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Iowa Lawrence Altman M Lawrence Altman was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Minnesota Margaret Schneider F 2012-08 Primary 2013 Multiple voting In person 1 1 Margaret Schneider was charged by the Nicollet County Attorney’s Office with a felony for voting twice during the 2012 primary election.  She voted once with an absentee ballot on July 13 and again at her polling place  August 14. Schneider, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and dementia, said she walked to the polling place to vote on her own and didn’t remember she had already voted absentee.  Investigators found the letters “A.B.” next to Schneider’s name in the voter roster book, indicating that an absentee ballot already had been cast, causing officials to question why the election judge allowed Schneider to sign the book and vote again. All parties agreed to pre-trial intervention, allowing the charge to be dismissed after no further infractions through November 2014. Pre-Trial Intervention: Charge dismissed after no further infraction through November 2014 http://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/local_news/year-old-st-peter-woman-charged-... http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/04/02/woman-86-due-in-court-tuesday-in-voter-...
Texas Estela Cruz Saenz F 2006 Primary Absentee/Mail Forgery 7 7 Estela Cruz Saena was charged with seven counts of absentee ballot fraud for knowingly providing false information on ballot applications (TEC 84.0041) in the 2006 primary election. Saenz entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months, $60 fee http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Dimmit/LaSalle: 08-12-00063 CRL
Texas Andrea Campos Bierstedt F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 2 2 Andrea Campos Bierstedt was charged with two counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegal possession of a ballot and unlawful assistance (TEC 64.036 and 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. bierstedt entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months, $3500 donation to county http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Duval/Live Oak: 20082, 20083
Pennsylvania Walter "Deb" Wiltrout Thomas Keefer, William Geary M 2011-11 General D 2013-10 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance 3 2 Former Bullskin Township supervisor Walter "Deb" Wiltrout was charged with three counts of voter fraud related to unlawful assistance of two voters. Thomas Keefer and William Geary, Democratic supervisors, were also charged for soliciting absentee votes from elderly residents who weren't eligible to cast such ballots. Keefer was charged with five violations of the election code relating to absentee ballots. Geary was charged with seven violations of the same provision. In addition, both men were charged with one count of unlawful assistance in voting and two counts of conspiracy. Keefer, Geary, and Wiltrout visited elderly voters' homes to help them complete ballots despite knowing the voters were physically able to vote in-person on Election Day, and also failed to fill out declarations of physical disability with the ballots, which certify that the voters wouldn't be able to vote in-person. Keefer obtained six votes that way, Geary obtained seven, and Wiltrout two. All three were admitted into a pretrial diversionary program in Fayette County Court. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) http://www.heraldstandard.com/law_and_order/courts/bullskin-supervisors-accused-... http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/2015/03/14/fayette-county-grand-jury-one-sealed-pr... http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/files/2015/03/3rdPresentment1.pdf
Pennsylvania Thomas Keefer William Geary, Walter "Deb" Wiltrout M 2011-11 General D 2013-10 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Conspiracy 8 6 Thomas Keefer and William Geary, Democratic Bullskin Township supervisors, were charged with voter fraud for soliciting absentee votes from elderly residents who weren't eligible to cast such ballots. Keefer was charged with five violations of the election code relating to absentee ballots. Geary was charged with seven violations of the same provision. In addition, both men were charged with one count of unlawful assistance in voting and two counts of conspiracy. Former supervisor Walter "Deb" Wiltrout was charged with three counts related to unlawful assistance of two voters. Keefer, Geary, and Wiltrout visited elderly voters' homes to help them complete ballots despite knowing the voters were physically able to vote in-person on Election Day, and also failed to fill out declarations of physical disability with the ballots, which certify that the voters wouldn't be able to vote in-person. Keefer obtained six votes that way, Geary obtained seven, and Wiltrout two. All three were admitted into a pretrial diversionary program in Fayette County Court. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) http://www.heraldstandard.com/law_and_order/courts/bullskin-supervisors-accused-... http://triblive.com/news/fayette/4868381-74/keefer-presentment-ballots http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/2015/03/14/fayette-county-grand-jury-one-sealed-pr... http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/files/2015/03/1stPresentment1.pdf http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/files/2015/03/2ndPresentment1.pdf

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