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
Texas Melva Kay Ponce F 2004-11 General Impersonation Illegal assistance 1 1 Melva Kay Ponce pleaded* guilty to one count of attempted illegal voting, after being charged with voter impersonation (TEC 64.012) in the 2004 general election. *Plea deal: 2 years deferred adjudication, $1500 fine Bee: B-05-2101-0-CR-B
Mississippi Tate King (former Benton County Supervisor) M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Tate King, Benton County Supervisor, was accused of 1 count conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 2 counts of voter fraud in connection with the Aug. 7, 2007, Democratic primary and subsequent runoff in Benton County. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts voter fraud. Additional count dismissed. (Case #BK2008-004A, Circuit Court, Benton County) 1 year of incarceration, 2 years of house arrest, 2 years of post release supervision
Ohio Shannon Marie Davis Registration Fraud 2 Shannon Marie Davis was charged with 1 count false registration and 1 count voter registration fraud. Pleaded guilty to false registration. Other count dismissed. 90 days either in jail or in a minimum-security facility
Washington Patricia Michael F 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.
Missouri Michelle Robinson F 2001 Mayoral Registration Fraud 9 In 2001, Michelle Robinson worked for Operation Big Vote in a voter registration drive. She filled out registration applications in the name of deceased individuals. Pleaded guilty of 13 election law violations Probation, community service and transcendental meditation training
Connecticut Nancy Pilon F 2008-11 Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting 1 A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged
Alaska Unknown 6 Voter fraud case referred to Alaska Department of Law Criminal Division. Declined for prosecution. No charges filed.
Georgia Ron Singletary M OTHER Ron Singletary was accused of failing to notify of change of address. $100 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand
Idaho Jason Jay Goodson M 2004 General Petition fraud Jason Jay Goodson was convicted of falsifying or forging public records and wrongful signing of a ballot petition, a felony charge, in connection with the 2004 general election.
Texas Gilbert Tejada M Gilbert Tejada was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.


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