True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort ascending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Mississippi Fredrick M. Jackson M Registration fraud Pleaded guilty to false registration as qualified elector. (Case #2010-0879, Madison County) 5 years in county jail, with release after serving 4 years. Thereafter, 1 year of supervised probation.
Illinois Michael Collins (former Democratic precinct committeeman and former city council member) M 1995 D 1996 Michael Collins was found to have violated Illinois Election Code (10 ILCS 5/29-6) (from Ch. 46, par. 29-6) Sec. 29-6. regarding knowingly destroying, mutilating, defacing, falsifing or forging election materials. He was also found to have violated Illinois Election Code10 ILCS 5/29-10(a), regarding perjury in the election code. 18 months probation, 125 hours community service, court costs and fines St. Clair Circuit Court: 96CF0035701, 96CF0035703, 96CF0035705, 96CF0035706
Oregon David P. James M 2003-03 Petition Fraud 2 David P. James submitted forged signatures on an initiative petition. Charged with 1 count of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony, 1 count of forgery in the first degree. Found guilty. 5 days in jail, 36 months of probation for 1 count of False Statement, 18 months of probation for Forgery, 80 hours community service, $729.59 fees/fines.
Washington David Coleman 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.
Iowa Albert Arnaz Meeks Jr. M 2008 General Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Albert Arnaz Meeks Jr. pleaded* guilty to voting in the 2008 election despite being a convicted felon who had not had his voting rights restored. *Plea deal: 5 years in prison (suspended), 5 years probation
Wisconsin Tate Hohnstein M 2012-06 2012-11 Special General 2014-05 Ineligible felon voting 4 At the time Tate Hohnstein voted, he was still on extended supervision from a sentence in 2002 for three convictions in Washington County. Charged with 2 counts of providing false information to an election official, and 2 of voting as a disqualified person, all felony charges.
Indiana Max Judson, Jr. M 2014 Democratic primary D 2015-09 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 4 15 Max Judson, a Sullivan County Council member, was indicted by a federal grand jury on four counts of voter fraud and witness tampering in connection with the May 2014 Democratic primary election. Judson was charged with soliciting a voter to complete an absentee ballot application, knowing that the voter was ineligible to register to vote because the voter lived in another county; marking an absentee ballot so that another person voted for someone different than intended; receiving and delivering absentee ballots to voters when he was not authorized to do so; and hindering a voter from truthfully talking to an investigator about the allegations. Judson admitted to being present while at least 15 people filled out their absentee ballots and that on nearly all of these occasions, he told voters how they should vote or which bubbles to fill in on their ballots. Judson admitted that he knew his conduct was wrong, and that as a candidate he should not have been involved in the voting process. Judson defeated his primary opponent by just18 votes and was later elected to office in the general election.
Colorado Henry Ruhl, Jr. M Multiple voting 1 1 Henry Ruhl, Jr. was found guilty of one count of voting twice. Deferred sentence: 2 years probation, $400 fine
Connecticut William Harding III M Absentee Ballot Fraud Harding, 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 Eldon Glenn Carter M 2011 Petition Fraud Nomination petition fraud. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00661107280; Appling County) $200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand


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