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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Tennessee Unknown 2012-11 General In person Impersonation Multiple voting DeSoto County Election Commission chairman Paul Beale said several voting irregularities in the Nov. 6, 2012 general election and Nov. 27 runoff were turned over to the proper authorities, including the FBI. District 4 Election Commissioner Carl Payne reported an incident in which a father cast an absentee ballot, the son voted in person and then the son changes clothes and returned to vote as his father. according to a written statement from the poll manager. Among other cases reported by Payne: A voter came to cast a ballot, gave a name that was on the poll book, signed the receipt book and was allowed to vote. Another person using the same name came to vote later that day, and was informed he'd already voted. The second person provided proof of identity. Also, a voter cast a ballot in person at the proper precinct — and then prepared a provisional ballot, including a sworn affidavit, at another precinct. https://web.archive.org/web/20140704053518/http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/...
Oklahoma Unnamed Comanche County voters (3) 2016-03 Primary Multiple voting Absentee/mail In person 3 Three Comanche County residents voted twice in the 2016 Presidential Preferential Primary. All three submitted absentee ballots before showing up to their polling place on March 1, 2016 and voted again in person. http://www.kswo.com/story/31430630/3-under-investigation-for-voter-fraud
Georgia Marion Rhodes (county commissioner) Intimidation/coercion Marion Rhodes, a county commissioner, was accused of intimidating poll workers as a result of confronting election officials about a mistake that involved rejecting a woman's absentee ballot application. The sheriff was called to respond to Rhodes' behavior, but Rhodes left voluntarily before law enforcement arrived. Cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Georgia Carleton Vines Albert Palmour Dorothy Gilreath Steve Chappelear Sidney Johnson Lois Reed Anthony Sparks M 2006 General Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Carleton Vines and his accomplices (Albert Palmour, Dorothy Gilreath, Steve Chappelear, Sidney Johnson, Lois Reed, and Anthony Sparks) ran an absentee ballot fraud operation designed to rig the 2006 election in which Vines won election as a State Court Judge. Vines’s co-conspirators acted as “runners,” illegally “assisting” voters in filling out their absentee ballots. In many cases, ballots were transported by the conspirators to Vines’s law office before being subsequently mailed. The group signed a consent decree with the state board of election, acknowleding their actions and accepting a public reprimand. $15,000 fine, ordered to cease and desist from further violations of the Election Code, publicly reprimanded. http://www.atlantaunfiltered.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Carleton-Vines-conse...
Ohio Melowese Richardson (poll worker) F 2009 2011 2012 General D Absentee/Mail Impersonation Multiple voting 8 5 Melowese Richardson pleaded no contest to four counts of illegal voting in 2009, 2011 and 2012. One count charged her with voting for her sister, who is in a coma. Four other counts were dropped in exchange for Richardson's plea. Hamilton County Judge Robert P. Ruehlman laid out a laundry list of past charges against Richardson - from witness harassment to theft to assault. 5 years in prison http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/melowese-richardson-former-poll-worker-to-be... http://wvxu.org/post/nun-wont-do-jail-time-vote-fraud#stream/0 http://www.jdjournal.com/2013/03/12/melowese-richardson-cincinnati-poll-worker-i...
Ohio Dominique Atkins F 2010-11 General Absentee/mail Multiple voting 1 1 Dominique Atkins, of Barnes Drive E., pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor count of attempted illegal voting for voting twice in the 2010 general election. The charge was reduced from a felony count of illegal voting as part of the plea deal. Atkins requested and received two absentee ballots from the Franklin County Board of Elections, completed both and returned them on Oct. 25, 2010, Assistant County Prosecutor Brian Simms said. One of the ballots used a slightly different spelling of Atkins’ first name — Dominque. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Richard A. Frye sentenced Atkins to 30 days in jail but suspended the jail time and fined her $500. *Plea deal: 30 days in jail (suspended), $500 fine. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/01/31/voting-twice-2010-sente...
Connecticut Ernest Newton (former candidate for state representative) M 1988-09 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 1 1 Former state Rep. Ernest Newton pleaded* guilty to illegally filling out Ada Crosby's absentee ballot for her, requesting she sign the inner envelope and then mailing it for her with her consent during the September 1988 primary in which Newton was a candidate for state representative in the 124th district. Newton later served time in prison after pleading guilty in 2005 to federal charges that included taking bribes, and was convicted and again sentenced to prison in 2015 for violating campaign finance laws. *Plea deal: $1,000 fine http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223... http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-ernie-newton-sentencing-0314-20150313-st...
Indiana Dolores Croy F 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting 1 Dolores and Robert Croy pleaded* guilty to voter fraud during the 2003 Democratic primary, illegally voting in East Chicago when they lived in Hobart. As part of their sentences, Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez ordered each to make public apologies. Dolores and Robert Croy pleaded* guilty to voter fraud in the 2003 Democratic primary, illegally voting in East Chicago when they lived in Hobart. As part of their sentences, Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez ordered each to make public apologies. https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-10BDF39045D8A4A0.html
Kansas ADDED SOURCE Sedgwick County - Names Unknown Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Often receive advance ballot applications signed by someone other than the voter, such as a college student's parent, a spouse, a secretary or a relative. Provisional ballots not counted. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Ohio Virginia A. McMillan F 2012-11 General D Multiple voting 1 1 Virginia A. McMillan, of Beavercreek in Greene County, pleaded* guilty to misdemeanor falsification after being charged with voter fraud for voting twice in the November 2012 general election. An internal audit in December 2012 revealed that McMillan had voted early by mail and then voted again at her polling place, according to Greene County Board of Elections Director Nancy Johannes. An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of McMillan. McMillan was sentenced to 180 days in jail, but the judge suspended 160 days of the sentence. She was also fined $250 and must complete 88 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (160 days suspended), $250 fine, 88 hours of community service. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/crime-law/woman-sentenced-to-jail-for-v... http://xeniagazette.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=4&ArticleID=180864

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