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 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Mississippi Prentiss Harris Ann Reed Margie McNair Dona Jones Prentiss Harris Gloria Smith F 2015-11 State General 2015-11 Illegal assistance Voter intimidation/coercion In February 2016, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office took over the prosecution in a voting fraud case filed against five Franklin County pollworkers charged with election fraud during the Nov. 3, 2015 general election at the Bude precinct. Circuit Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson issued the warrants for their arrests. Prentiss Harris and Gloria Smith, both of Bude, were charged with breaking a state law that says an election officer who aids or influences a voter in preparing a ballot may be fined no less than $10 and no more than $200. All of the women were working the Bude precinct on Election Day. Anita Leonard and Carl Cupit, both Republican Party poll observers at the Bude precinct, filed the charges on Nov. 13. Leonard said she saw pollworkers going beyond what is allowed in helping voters and alleged that the pollworkers weren’t properly checking voters’ identification. Sen. Melanie Sojourner, R-Natchez, contested her close loss to former Sen. Bob Dearing in the Senate District 37 race. Dearing, a Democrat, won the seat back from Sojourner by a 62-vote margin. Charges dismissed https://mississippipep.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/franklin-county-poll-workers-arr... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/b113715bcd3745eca3352936439d5364/MS--Vote... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/24b8c1cc5dbd4ba38d83910a01f74b81/MS--Elec...
New York Shirley Anne Conners aka Shirley Anne Faragalli F Multiple 2016-10 Non-citizen voting Registration fraud - non-citizen 1 20 Shirley Anne Conners, aka Shirley Anne Faragalli, a Canadian citizen living illegally in Cheektowaga, New York, was arrested in October 2016 for making a false claim to U.S. citizenship to vote after voting in more than 20 elections. Conners, who has been illegally in the United States since the early 1970s, voted in more than 20 federal, state and local elections since 1995, the last being the presidential primary in New York in April 2016. Conners faces a federal prison term of up to five years if convicted. She was released to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Services; the case was the result of an investigation by ICE. https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdny/pr/cheektowaga-woman-arrested-charged-voter-fr... http://wivb.com/2016/10/06/canadian-woman-living-in-us-for-decades-accused-of-vo...
Florida Kenneth Bennet M Non-citizen voting Kenneth Bennet was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. Pleaded. (United States v. Bennett; 1:04-CR-14048) 3 months of probation and $250 fine. http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Kansas Wyandotte County - Names Unknown Impersonation People were accused of voting for their spouses. Provisional ballots not counted. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Ohio Wilson Ferad Davis M 2007-03 Petition Fraud 5 Wilson Ferad Davis was indicted for elections falsification, prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations and forgery. Police unable to locate Davis. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396682-ohio-hardin-county-wilson-ferad-da...
Texas Sadie Floyd Clay F Sadie Floyd Clay was not formally charged. There was not enough evidence to prosecute. The case was closed on 4/17/09.
Washington Dale Casey 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 Stanley Bowling (former magistrate) Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 2009-07 Vote Buying Circuit Court Judge Cletus Maricle, and seven others (Douglas C. Adams, Freddy W. Thompson, Stanley Bowling, Charles Wayne Jones, William Stivers, William Bart Morris and Debra L. Morris) were convicted in 2010 in a massive vote-buying scheme that ran through several elections. After a seven-week trial, the defendants were convicted on various charges they faced, which included vote-buying, mail fraud, extortion and money laundering. Several convicted major drug dealers testified during the trial about how easy it was to spread many thousands of dollars around to buy votes. In 2010 sentenced to 15 years and 10 months in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and Bowling then pleaded guilty hoping for a lesser sentence. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44442576.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

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