True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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Statesort descending Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Arkansas Leroy Grant M 2011 State House Primary, Runoff and General 2012-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud Eric Fontain Cox, Amos Sanders, Lisa Burns, Deshay Lorenzo Parker III and Leroy Grant were charged with using absentee ballots to defraud an election official during three special elections in 2011. Special Prosecuting Attorney H.G. Foster of Conway filed the charges after a nearly year-long investigation that resulted in four others, including former state lawmaker Hudson Hallum, pleading guilty in federal court to felony charges. Hallum, D-Marion, along with his father, Kent Hallum, West Memphis city councilman Phillip Wayne Carter and West Memphis police officer Sam Malone entered guilty pleas in 2012 to charges they plotted to bribe absentee voters to cast ballots for Hallum. http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/sep/25/five-more-face-charges-voter-frau...
Arkansas Hudson Hallum (former Democratic state representative) Kent Hallum Phillip Carter 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. Hallum was sentenced to 3 years of probation, including 9 months of home detention, a $20,000 fine, and 100 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 3 years probation (including 9 months home detention), $20,000 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...
Arkansas Kent Hallum (father of Hudson Hallum) Hudson Hallum Phillip Carter 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 nine months of home detention, $10,000 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...
California 78 Santa Clara County voters 2016-06 Primary Multiple voting 78 In Santa Clara County, 78 voters cast two or more ballots in the June 2016 Primary Election, according to Anita Torres, a spokeswoman for that county's registrar of voters, as a result of an emergency accommodation to the California Secretary of State’s office. The double voting cases were referred to Santa Clara's district attorney. http://www.eastbaytimes.com/breaking-news/ci_30106489/contra-costa-possible-vote...
California Eloise Garcia-Mohsin (former city council candidate) F 2010 2010-09 9 Eloise Garcia-Mohsin used the address of another person to run for city council in Palm Springs, California while she lived in Arizona. She was charged with 2 counts of voter fraud, 3 counts of perjury and 4 counts of falsely filing election documents. Pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. 3 years probation, 180 hours community service and disqualified from seeking or holding public office during probationary period. http://www.kesq.com/Former-Palm-Springs-Candidate-Faces-Voter-Fraud-Charges/4969... http://www.electionlawcenter.com/uncategorized/palm-springs-ca-city-council-cand...
California 113 Contra Costa County voters 2016-06 Primary Multiple voting 113 The Contra Costa County Elections Division discovered 113 registered voters voted twice and had both ballots counted during the June 2016 Presidential Primary Election, as a result of an emergency accommodation to the California Secretary of State’s office. The double voting cases were referred to the Contra Costa District Attorney’s office, Registrar of Voters Joe Canciamilla said. http://eastcountytoday.net/voter-fraud-113-contra-costa-voters-successfully-cast... http://www.eastbaytimes.com/breaking-news/ci_30106489/contra-costa-possible-vote... http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/07/08/contra-costa-county-vote-twice-calif...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Dara Welty (deceased 1998) Multiple Impersonation 0 14 Someone used the identity of Dara Welty to vote in San Diego County elections 14 times since her death in 1998. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/dead-voters-san-diego-count...
California Mark Jacoby M 2006 2007 R 2008-10 Registration fraud - ineligible district Perjury 4 0 Mark Jacoby, owner of a voter-registration company who collected signatures for petition drives, pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor count of voter fraud after he twice illegally registered to vote at an address where he didn't live, in 2006 and again in 2007. He faced four felony charges: two counts of voter registration fraud and two counts of perjury. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 30 days community service http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/06/owner-of-registration-company-plea... http://www.cbsnews.com/news/signature-gatherer-arrested-in-voter-fraud/
California Misty Marie Lambert F 2016-09 California Valley CSD 2016-09 Registration fraud - ineligible district Perjury 4 0 Misty Marie Lambert, a member of the California Valley Community Services District Board of Directors, was charged with felony election fraud, including voter registration fraud, filing a false declaration of candidacy document, perjury by declaration, and offering a false instrument for recording, by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office. Lambert filed a Declaration of Candidacy for reelection to the Board claiming she was a resident of California Valley when she actually lived elsewhere and was ineligible to serve on the Board. http://www.ksby.com/story/33097645/election-fraud-charges-filed-against-californ...
California Unknown impersonators used identities of 265 deceased voters Multiple Impersonation 0 500 In 2016, CBS2 compared millions of voting records from the California Secretary of State’s office with death records from the Social Security Administration and found hundreds of so-called dead voters - 265 in Southern California and a vast majority of them, 215, in Los Angeles County alone. State records show votes were cast in their names after they died, in some cases year after year. Across all counties, 32 of the dead voters cast ballots in eight elections apiece, accounting for 256 fraudulent ballots. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/05/23/cbs2-investigation-uncovers-votes-bein... http://dailysignal.com/2016/05/26/california-refuses-to-admit-its-voter-fraud-pr...

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