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
Florida Benita Teal F Registration fraud 46 Accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Teal was charged with 23 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 23 counts of submission of false voter registration information.
Missouri Tammy J. Martin F 2004 General Multiple Voting 1 Tammy J. Martin was charged with voting twice in the 2004 general election. She voted once in Independence, Missouri and once in Kansas City, Missouri. (State v. Martin, No. 4:05-CR-0025 (2007)) 1 year probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Oregon Helen Cardenas F 2000-08 Petition Fraud 1 Helen Cardenas submitted forged signatures. Charged with 1 count of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony. Found guilty. 3 years probation, 200 hours community service, $1,000 fine, $105 unitary assessment, $54 county assessment, barred from collecting signatures http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Texas Election contest: Jasen Rabalais v. Michael Papillion 2016-03 Democratic primary D 2016-03 Election contest Voter intimidation/coercion Absentee/mail Harris County constable chief deputy Jasen Rabalais, who narrowly missed making the runoff in the Precinct 3 constable's primary election on March 1,2016, has sued the top two vote-getters, seeking to annul the results because of alleged violations of election law. Rabalais alleged in court papers on March 10 that a campaign worker for Michel Pappillion, a candidate who beat him by 37 votes and edged him out of the runoff, illegally cast votes on behalf of some senior citizens. Sherman Eagleton was the top vote getter by more than 800 votes of more than 18,000 cast, while Rabalais came in third. Eagleton and Pappillion are scheduled to face each other in the May 2016 runoff for the Democratic nomination. Pappillion denied allegations that his campaign violated election law, but declined to say whether he employed the campaign worker, referring questions to his attorney, Andy Taylor. Rabalais' complaint states that the worker initially approached his campaign, offering to "deliver votes from seniors through special access to senior living facilities," guaranteeing 1,000 votes, and Rabalais turned her down. Rabalais supporters noticed the worker at the polls wearing a Pappillion shirt and telling elderly voters that they had already voted, the complaint alleges. The Rabalais campaign confronted the worker, who told them she is a nurse, has access to nursing homes and gets seniors to "vote for that person who [she is] working for," the complaint alleges. The complaint alleges the worker "deliberately falsified, illegally completed, or unlawfully influenced the ballots and early voting applications of elderly residents" in Precinct 3. Rabalais' suit calls for the court to order a new election, subtract illegal votes or "declare the outcome of the election if able to ascertain the true outcome." http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Constable-can...
Washington Loren Vixie 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...
Alabama Janice Hart Lesa Coleman Janice Hart Daniel Reynolds F 2013 Dothan municipal D 2014-05 Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 8 8 Janice Hart, pleaded* guilty to eight misdemeanor absentee ballot fraud charges (reduced from eight felony charges) for illegally obtaining absentee ballots during the 2013 Dothan city commission election on behalf of District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome. Newsome won the race by just 14 votes. Co-defendants Olivia Reynolds, Lesa Coleman, and Daniel Reynolds were also found guilty in the absentee ballot fraud scheme. *Plea deal: 12 months in jail for each charge (suspended), two years probation for each charge, $200 fine, $25 victim’s compensation fee, court costs http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/voter-fraud-suspect-pleads-guilty-to... http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/lesa-coleman-guilty-in-dothan-voter-... http://www.cbs46.com/story/25479135/3-charged-with-voter-fraud-in-houston-county
Georgia Amber Jones F 2009 Registration Fraud Accused of false registration. Case referred to Richmond County District Attorney's Office. https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http:/www.documentcloud.org/documents...
Florida Chaudhary M Registration fraud Chaudhary was indicted for misuse of a social security number in violation of 42 U.S.C. section 408 and for making a false claim of United States citizenship on a 2002 driver’s license application in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 911. A superceding indictment was returned, charging Chaudhary with falsely claiming United States citizenship on a driver’s license application and on the accompanying voter registration application. He was convicted of the false citizenship claim on his voter registration application. (4:04-CR-0005 (2006)) http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Ohio Jacqueline Maiden (Board of Elections Coordinator) F 2004 General OTHER Jacqueline Maiden and Kathleen Dreamer, election board members, were accused of election crimes related to a ballot recount following the 2004 presidential election. Maiden and Dreamer were convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the sentence was overturned and they were granted a retrial. Both ultimately pleaded no contest. Initially sentenced to 18 months in prison, but that was later overturned. Ultimately pleaded no contest and put in diversion program. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2007/11/05/cleveland_recount.html
Mississippi Tobe Jackson M Vote Buying Paid undercover police officers $30 per vote, pleaded guilty to attempted bribery. When arrested, was found with $1,240 in $10 and $20 bills. 1 year house arrest, $500 fine

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