True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Dub Davidson 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...
Washington Dana Shoemaker Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Dana Shoemaker was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Kansas Shawnee County - Names Unknown 2005 Absentee Ballot Fraud Voter Suppression Campaign workers were accused of picking up voted ballots and not delivering them to the election office. Referred to law enforcement, not pursued. (4 cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
New Jersey Dameka Cross Marty Small Ernest Storr Tracy Pijuan Luquay Zahir Floyd Tally David Callaway Toni Dixon Mark Crumble Michele Griffin Ramona Stephens Demaris Jones Ronald Harris 2009 Municipal - Democratic primary 2009-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud 9 Dameka Cross was one of 14 allegedly working alongside Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small to commit absentee ballot fraud. Cross was charged with 9 counts of voter fraud. Allegedly, voters were asked to apply for absentee ballots, but instead of letting the voters choose their own candidate, a self-proclaimed “secret army” mishandled ballots and even had a “shredding party” to dispose of votes for opposing candidates. Voters were told whom to vote for, never received their ballots — which wound up being cast anyway — or got their applications and ballots at the same time. It was alleged that some voters did not even live in the city, and used fictitious addresses in order to vote. Charges against Cross were dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395062-new-jersey-dcj-cases-3.html http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/voter-fraud-charges-dropped-aga...
Texas 36 Hidalgo County voters 2014 Registration fraud 36 people illegally registered to vote at the American Postal Center at 501 N. Bridge St. in Hidalgo, a post office box rental store. http://m.themonitor.com/news/local/records-voters-registered-for-hidalgo-electio...
Kentucky Kenton County - Name Unknown 2004 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with fraudulent registration. No true bill returned by grand jury. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Alabama Election contest: Oren Fannin v. Karen Berry 2008-11 Pike County commission 2008-12 Election contest Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 10 After nearly a year in office, Pike County Commissioner Karen Berry was ordered to vacate her District 6 seat to challenger Oren Fannin when a judge ruled that 10 votes were cast illegally for Berry in the November 2008 election. Berry was originally declared the winner by a six-vote margin, but Fannin contested the results. All 10 illegal votes were cast by absentee ballot. Three invalid ballots were stipulated by both parties, since Carl, Mary and Brandon Kidd cast absentee ballots for Berry but lived outside District 6. Another three voters - Tiffany Paige Gray, Norman Lyn Gray and Nerita Hinkle - all testified to voting for Fannin but also lived outside the district. Berry herself also pleaded guilty to charges of voter fraud and perjury for mailing an illegal absentee ballot. Results overturned - Fannin declared winner http://www.troymessenger.com/2009/10/02/fannin-declared-district-6-winner/
New Jersey Election contest: Michael Strumolo and Vincent Ferraro vs. Robert J. Peluso and Louis Valori 2013-06 Parsippany municipal primary 2013-07 Election contest Candidates Michael Strumolo and Vincent Ferrara each filed petitions with Superior Court Assignment Judge Thomas Weisenbeck in Morristown contesting the results of the June 4, 2013 Parsippany Town Council primary, which named Robert Peluso and Louis Valori as winners. Several witnesses testified that County Clerk candidate James Vigilante gave them mail-in ballots to certify, or sign and turn in. Each of the people testified that Vigilante gave them a stack of votes, and that they never met any of the voters. Strumolo's attorney Brian Aloia told the court that Vigilante could have distributed as many as 50 votes in that fashion. Election laws prohibit candidates from handling mail-in ballots and also require that a mail-in ballot submitted on behalf of another voter must be signed by whoever submits it. The person submitting the ballot also must have received it directly from the voter. Ferrara said in his petition that enough illegal votes were accepted to change the outcome of the election. His petition cites the names of three people who allegedly voted twice by mail-in ballot and the names of 71 other people he believes improperly cast mail-in ballots. “The 77 illegal votes that were received ... were sufficient to change the outcome of the election. As a result, the will of the electorate either is not discernible or has been frustrated by the widespread acceptance of illegal and/or fraudulent votes,” Judge dismissed the challenge, but said there was "significant cause for concern" about the conduct of James Vigilante. Three women testified that Vigilante called them to his home office to pick up and sign for mail-in ballots that he had there, and later drove them to the board of elections office to deliver the ballots. Under state election law, candidates are not allowed to possess or handle mail-in ballots. The law also says the person submitting the ballot must also have received it directly from the voter. However, Vigilante couldn't have impacted enough ballots to change the outcome of the vote, Weisenbeck said http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/08/testimony_will_expose_illegal_parsipp... http://patch.com/new-jersey/parsippany/primary-candidates-allege-voter-fraud-hea... http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/09/after_alleged_voter_fraud_judge_wants...
Iowa Unnamed 2016-10 General Multiple voting 1 1 Three people have tried to vote multiple times in the November 2016 general election in Polk County, according to Des Moines police reports. Two of the incidents involved people casting mail-in ballots and also voting in person at one of the county's early voting locations. As of October 28, neither of those two suspects had been arrested. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2016/10/28/voter-fr... http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2016/10/27/3-suspec...
Virginia Jamie Fritz (former mail carrier) Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber 2004-05 Municipal Absentee/Mail Jamie Fritz was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. Pleaded guilty December 2006. http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm

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