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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Tuta Michaelson 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...
Connecticut ADDED SOURCE Douglas Minich M 2007 Municipal Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Douglas Minich, who worked for a candidate for town first selectmen, was accused of neglecting to provide information about himself required by law, such as his signature, when he assisted a woman with an absentee ballot application. He was also accused of being present when she filled out her ballot, which was not allowed because he was an agent of a party, as well as taking possession of the ballot when he wasn't eligible to. $300 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/2007_423.pdf
Texas Jamillah Johnson 2004 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 2 2 Jamillah Johnson pleaded* guilty to two counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegal possession of other voters' ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2004 primary election. Additional allegations included unlawfully obstructing a poll watcher, witnessing multiple ballot applications, and providing illegal assistance. *Plea deal: 6 months deferred adjudication, $200 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Bowie: 06M0302-CCL
Washington Janice Waters F 2008 General 2009-10 Registration fraud Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 4 Janice Waters was charged with committing voting fraud, for voting under an illegal registration in the wrong county several times, forging and voting her son's ballot in last year's general election, and illegally double-voting in that same election by voting ballots assigned to both her son and herself. Convicted. 20 days in jail, converted to 160 days of community service. http://www.marysvilleglobe.com/news/64045382.html?mobile=true http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400598-washington-clark-county-case-expla...
Connecticut Brenda L. Schlemmer F 2009-11 Absentee/Mail Forgery An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Schlemmer obtained and completed a single absentee ballot application with the Danbury Town Clerk by falsely signing her daughter's name to the absentee ballot application under penalty of false statement and thus obtained a single absentee ballot, which she did not cast. Schlemmer admitted guilt. Received civil penalties totaling $2,000 and ordered to comply with the law in the future, and not to handle or process absentee ballot applications for five years. Civil penalties totaling $2,000, ordered to comply with the law in the future, and not to handle or process absentee ballot applications for five years. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_145.pdf
Wisconsin Leonard K. Brown M 2011 2012 Multiple 2013-03 Ineligible district voting 5 5 Leonard K. Brown pleaded* guilty to illegally voting five times in 2011 and 2012 in West Milwaukee, when in fact he did not have residency there. The illegal ballots were cast April 5, 2011; and Feb. 21, April 2, June 5, and Nov. 6, 2012. Brown was convicted of five felonies and now is prohibited from voting until his civil rights are restored. Brown was also charged separately for voting twice in the November 2012 presidential election, in person in Milwaukee on Election Day and by absentee ballot in West Milwaukee four days earlier, and with making a false statement to an election official on election day. Brown was among 10 people charged in March 2013 with a variety of charges related to voter fraud. http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/milwaukee-man-pleads-guilty-to-five-counts-of... http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/prosecutors-charge-10-with-voter-fraud-4t... http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/prosecutors-investigating-two-suspected-cases...
North Carolina Karen Bridges F 2015-11 Trinity municipal Ineligible district voting In person 1 Criminal charges will be recommended in the voter fraud case concerning former Trinity resident Karen Bridges. The Randolph County Board of Elections voted to make the recommendation to the District Attorney’s Office, based on state statutes. Bridges cast a vote in the November 2015 city election, knowing that she was no longer a resident of Trinity and therefore ineligible to vote. Candidate Tommy Johnson challenged the right of Bridges, a former member of the Trinity Planning Board and a former Trinity City Council member, to vote in the election. Johnson is tied with candidate Linda Gantt, 168-to-168, for the seat. Bridges said she believed she did nothing wrong because a poll worker allowed her to vote. Darren Allen, an elections board member, said at an election protest meeting that he didn’t believe someone who had been involved in the process, had conducted several election campaigns and served in a town office could not have known she was ineligible to vote. The board also approved removing Bridges’ name from the county voter rolls. “She testified that she is no longer a resident of Trinity,” said board member William McAnulty. “She has admitted that she moved, so the administration can remove her name. We’ll send her notification that we did that.” The Randolph County Board of Elections also voted to recommend Trinity conduct a new election for the at-large seat that was on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballot. http://courier-tribune.com/news/local/trinity-may-have-hold-new-election http://courier-tribune.com/news/local/elections-board-recommends-charges-against...
Florida Tomika Curgil F 2016-10 Registration Fraud Tomika Curgil was accused of filling out voter registration forms for five people without their consent. She also submitted at least 15 forms for people who apparently don’t exist — and several forms for people who are dead. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article111029767.ht...
Georgia Tina Goodwin F 2010 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of mishandling absentee ballots and failing to swear in poll officers. $600 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Mississippi Sam Tisdale M Sam Tisdale, a sheriff of Kemper County, was accused voter fraud, but not charged.

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