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 Charged Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
New York Joseph Connors (former Mechanicville Democratic Committee Chairman) William Connors M Primary D 2005-08 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Joseph Connors, Mechanicville Democratic Committee Chairman, allegedly helped his brother William forge absentee ballots. Pleaded guilty to one charge of disorderly conduct. 100 hours of community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395980-new-york-saratoga-county-response-...
Texas Gloria Tejada F Gloria Tejada was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Washington Mark Froland M 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...
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Brian L. Davis M Registration Fraud Multiple Voting 2 Brian L. Davis was accused of filling out two registration cards and voting twice. Davis' case was dismissed because a competency evaluation revealed he was not competent to stand trial. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Idaho Patty Kae McCammon F 2004 General Petition fraud Patty Kae McCammon was found guilty of wrongfully signing a petition (Idaho Code 34-1814) in the 2004 general election. 2 years probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/392488-idaho-bonneville-county-response-w... http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title34/T34CH18SECT34-1814PrinterFriendl...
Texas Noelia Lopez F 2006-11 General Illegl voting 1 1 Noelia Lopez was charged with one count of illegal voting (TEC 64.012) in the 2006 general election. Dismissed Starr/Brooks: 07-07-09767 CR
Ohio Michael Anne Kyle Heather Halstead Joel Speyer Marc Gustafson Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle +7 others M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Michael Anne Kyle was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they were already registered in other states where they resided. *Plea deal: No charges filed http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2008/10/rich-new-york-democrats-commit...
Iowa Christopher Mettin M 2010 General Non-citizen voting 2 1 Christopher Mettin pleaded* guilty to claiming to be a United States citizen so he could vote. Mettin, a German on a student visa, checked a box stating he was an U.S. citizen on a voter registration form. *Plea deal: Time already served (52 days), considered for deportation http://www.ktiv.com/story/13777266/former http://www.thegazette.com/2010/11/05/german-student-voted-illegally-in-iowa-offi...
North Carolina Ahmed Sultan Laghari (city council candidate) Zahida Sultan Laghari M 2011-09 2012-03 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 1 Ahmed Sultan Laghari, a Ward 4 candidate for Statesville City Council, and his wife were accused of using a false address as their official residence when voting. He reportedly said that they lived in an apartment inside Ward 4 city limits, but they also owned a home outside of Mooresville's town limits. He was charged with illegally voting. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370371-north-carolina-iredell-county.html http://www.statesville.com/news/crime-watch-march/article_e1665b07-325a-5a3b-860...
Wisconsin Leonard K. Brown M 2012-11 General 2013-03 Multiple voting 2 1 Leonard K. Brown was charged with 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 also charged separately and convicted of illegally voting in five elections in 2011-2012 in West Milwaukee, when he did not reside there. http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/prosecutors-investigating-two-suspected-cases...

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