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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Indiana Joshua Clemons Paul Etheridge M 2012-09 Absentee/Mail Forgery 3 1 Joshua Clemons pleaded* guilty to fraudulent delivery of ballots, a Class D felony, after he and Paul Etheridge were charged with three counts each of falsely obtaining and marking absentee ballots. *Plea deal: 1 year and 180 days (suspended), 1 year and 180 days supervised probation, 24 hours community service, fees, disfranchised during probationary period http://floydcountyprosecutor.org/2013/10/18/voter-fraud-case-concluded/ https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/CaseSummary/eyJ2Ijp7IkNhc2VUb2tlbiI6Ik9...
Connecticut Raquel Vishinsky F Absentee Ballot Fraud Vishinsky, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
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...
Kentucky Lawrence County - Name Unknown 2010 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Indicted by grand jury. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Oregon Dorothy McGuire F 2006-03 Petition Fraud 8 Dorothy McGuire collected signatures for four initiative petitions, allegedly submitted 30+ sheets of forged signatures. Charged with two counts of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony; two counts of falsely signing an initiative petition; and four counts of forgery. Pleaded no contest to all charges. 30 days in prison, five years probation, barred from working on elections http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Washington Augustin Park 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...
Washington John Doe3 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...
Michigan Angela Smith (former city council member) Bobbie Baker Frank Fields Zedora Miller F 2001-01 Ecorse City Council 2003-01 Absentee Ballot Fraud 2 Felony charges were filed against Angela Smith, Frank Fields, Zedora Miller and Bobbie Baker. The four were accused of handling and tampering with absentee voter ballots stemming from the January 9, 2001, election for Ecorse City Council. Smith, a member of the Ecorse City Council, was charged with 1 count of improper return of an Absentee Voter Ballot and 1 count of conspiracy to improperly return Absentee Voter Ballots. http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-46849_47203-58997--,00.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826964/posts
Virginia Kevin Lee Sharrett Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee/Mail Kevin Lee Sharrett was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. Pleaded guilty December 2006. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm
Kentucky Corey Page Jeffrey Newport Martha Hughes Tony Gumm William Proffitt Michael Page M 2006-11 General Vote buying Corey Page pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election, along with Jeffrey Newport, Tony Gumm, William Proffitt, Martha Hughes, 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, 6 months home detention, $2000 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...

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