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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia Evelyn Griffin Olivia Pearson Charlie Mack Wooten James Curtis Hicks F 2012-11 General 2016-05 Illegal assistance Evelyn Griffin, Douglas Mayor Pro-Tem Olivia Pearson, Charlie Mack Wooten, and James Curtis Hicks were charged with voter fraud during the November 2012 General Election. An investigation conducted by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office revealed that Pearson, Wooten, Hicks and Griffin illegally provided assistance to voters who were not physically disabled or illiterate. All four entered “not guilty” pleas in Coffee County Superior Court and are expected to go to trial in October 2016. http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/four-individuals-accused-voter-fraud-enter... http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/mayor-pro-tem-three-others-arrested-electi...
West Virginia Clifford Odell "Groundhog" Vance (Division of Highways worker) M Vote Buying Clifford Odell "Groundhog" Vance admitted that he bribed voters with pints of Kessler whiskey, $10 to $15 in cash, or both in 1988 or 1990. http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-71.htm http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-71.htm
New Hampshire Siannee Rea F 2010-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Siannee Rea because she reportedly registered and voted for the first time on Election Day without photo identification, and the United States Post Office returned a verification letter sent to her address as undeliverable. Her identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Rea was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403935-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
Mississippi Linda Adams F 2011-08 According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-11-00070, a complaint was filed against Linda Adams on 8/19/11. The case was closed 3/28/12 because the allegations could not be substantiated. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
California Theresa Sogbi F Theresa Sogbi pleaded guilty to fraudulently voting or attempting to vote. Served two years probation and 40 hours of community service
California Jennifer Anne Thomas F Registration Fraud Petition Fraud Jennifer Anne Thomas allegedly made unauthorized use of personal identification information involving fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration and signing fictitious or forged name to petition. Dismissed
Kansas Riley County - Two Voters 2010 Multiple Voting 2 There were two cases where people allegedly voted in both Kansas and Colorado. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Arkansas Phillip Carter (West Memphis City Councilman) Hudson Hallum Kent Hallum Sam Malone M 2011 State House Primary, Runoff and General D Vote Buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy Former Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum, Kent Hallum, Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone pleaded guilty to the conspiracy that helped Hudson Hallum win his seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2011. Conspiring to commit election fraud in a scheme that included destroying ballots and exchanging money, alcohol and food for votes. Prosecutors said Hallum and his father, Kent, tasked campaign workers Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone with obtaining absentee ballot applications for certain voters and assisting voters in filling out the ballots, while actually completing absentee ballots in some instances without regard to the voter's actual candidate choice. A total of nine people were charged by federal and state authorities in connection with the plan. Carter had used the same absentee ballot fraud strategy in other elections at the state and federal level. Carter organized others, including Malone, a Quorum Court member, School Board member and police officer, to participate. Plea deal: 3 years probation, including 5 months of home confinement with electronic monitoring, $2,500 fine, 100 hours community service http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2012/09/05/vote-fraud-case-coming-... https://www.fbi.gov/littlerock/press-releases/2013/former-state-representative-h... http://media.arkansasonline.com/news/documents/2012/09/05/hallumetal.electionfra...
Iowa Franklin Louis Kebschull M Franklin Louis Kebschull was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Suspended fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Kentucky Jackie Jennings Naomi Johnson Earl Young 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy Plea Deal: 2 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html

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