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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Grace Elberta Martin F 2004-11 2005-06 Absentee/Mail - Impersonation Forgery Multiple Voting 1 Grace Elberta Martin was charged with casting an absentee ballot in the name of her recently deceased spouse, Lawrence Martin. Deferred sentence. 1 year in jail (suspended) and $5,000 fine (suspended $4,900) http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20050622&slug=vote22m http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395994-washington-king-county-cases.html
Mississippi Ada Tucker Clint Moffitt Lillie Jean Norton F 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 2 Ada Tucker was charged with 1 count of voter fraud and 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Convicted of 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud. 5 year sentence with the first year to be served in a Mississippi Department of Corrections facility, the second year under house arrest and three years post-release supervision. $5,000 fine. http://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO66689.pdf http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://djournal.com/news/benton-county-voter-fraud/
Connecticut Peter Nygard M 2008-11 Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf
North Carolina Horatio Johnson M 2008-11 General Ineligible felon voting 1 After pleading guilty to a felony drug conviction in August 2008, Horatio Johnson voted in an election and was charged for voting as a felon. Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor common law obstruction of justice. After the plea arrangement, it was admitted that Johnson voted in the 2008 election, applying for the absentee ballot on Oct. 20, 2008. Suspended sentence of 120 days in prison and unsupervised probation http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/in-catawba-county-voter-fraud-case-attorney-sa...
Washington Mary Jean Cumero F 2010-11 General 2011-07 Absentee/Mail Forgery 1 Mary Jean Cumero reportedly signed and mailed a ballot for her dead husband, who died a month before ballots were mailed. Charged with unqualified person voting, a felony; pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. http://www.whidbeynewstimes.com/news/127611068.html http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394621-washington-island-county-1-3232.ht... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370961-washington-island-county-2.html
Minnesota Anna Nichole Nelson F 2012-11 General 2013-02 In person Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Anna Nichole Nelson, a convicted felon, pleaded* guilty to voting while ineligible in the November 2012 general election, while still on probation. Using Election Day Registration, Nelson voted at a polling place in Carlton County, at which time she completed a voter registration application and signed a certification saying she was eligible to vote. when in fact her voting rights had not been restored. Carlton County Auditor/Treasurer Paul Gassert said that because the voter's ineligiblity was discovered after the fact, there was no way to prevent the fraudulent vote from counting. The charge, originally filed as a felony, was sentenced as a gross misdemeanor: one year of local confinement (stayed for two years), plus payment of $210 in court fees. *Plea deal: 1 year local confinement (stayed for 2 years), $210 court fees http://www.pinejournal.com/content/woman-sentenced-voter-fraud-last-falls-electi... http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/2-carlton-county-women-accused-voter-fr...
New Jersey Felicia Simmons Melvin Howell F 2015 Elizabeth school board 2016-04 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 1 1 Felicia Simmons and Melvin Howell were each charged with third-degree vote-by-mail fraud in the 2015 Elizabeth Board of Education election for filling out fraudulent applications for absentee ballots. Howell was found to have allegedly filled out such applications for voters who didn't exist, and Simmons falsely claimed to have assisted an ineligible voter. http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2016/04/two_charged_with_elizbeth_school_board... http://patch.com/new-jersey/westfield/voter-fraud-revealed-elizabeth-school-elec...
Wisconsin Leon Pendleton M 2010 Ineligible felon voting 2 1 Leon Pendleton was charged with Voting by Disqualified Person (Felon) (Felony Class I) and Providing False Information to Election Official (Felony Class I). http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Connecticut Killingly Board of Education Voter intimidation/coercion Citizens for Limited Taxation filed a complaint against Killingly Kids Count (KKC), a registered political committee, with the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission that alleged the group tried to intimidate voters through its flyers for two separate elections. It also alleged that a school official had "advocated a position on a referendum using public funds," when he called a radio station and told listeners to vote against a measure. After an investigation, the commission found there was no evidence that the group had posted the flyers. The commission also concluded that the school principal made the call during his break and was not guilty of any wrongdoing. The complaint was dismissed. Dismissed
Mississippi Brenda Wiggs (circuit clerk) F Brenda Wiggs, Circuit Clerk of Monroe County, was charged with voter fraud.

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