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 Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Georgia Evelyn Griffin Olivia Pearson Charlie Mack Wooten James Curtis Hicks F 2012-11 General 2016-05 Illegal assistance Evelyn Griffin, Douglas Mayor Pro-Tem Olivia Pearson, Charlie Mack Wooten, and James Curtis Hicks were charged with voter fraud during the November 2012 General Election. An investigation conducted by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office revealed that Pearson, Wooten, Hicks and Griffin illegally provided assistance to voters who were not physically disabled or illiterate. All four entered “not guilty” pleas in Coffee County Superior Court and are expected to go to trial in October 2016. http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/four-individuals-accused-voter-fraud-enter... http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/mayor-pro-tem-three-others-arrested-electi...
Texas Robert William Sanders M Case declined for prosecution. Robert William Sanders was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
Georgia Mohammad Shafiq M 2012 County Sheriff Race 2012 Registration fraud 2 0 Mohammad Shafiq pleaded* guilty to two counts of voter fraud for altering information on two voter registration cards that weren’t his own. Shafiq dropped off numerous voter registration cards at the county elections office in 2012; two were proven fraudulent. Shafiq later presented affidavits that were shown to include fraudulent information, and additional charges of subornation of perjury and tampering with evidence were added to Shafiq’s two counts of illegal acts regarding election documents. *Plea deal: 10 years probation, $6750 fines http://www.madisonjournaltoday.com/archives/7638-Shafiq-sentenced-for-election-f... http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2015-05-15/hull-man-pleads-guilty-voter-fraud...
Utah Zachary B. Millett M 2006-11 Daggett County Sheriff 2008-03 Registration Fraud 1 Zachary B. Millett was accused along with 50 other people in Utah's Daggett County, in connection with a 2006 election for sheriff. All 51 were accused of fraudulent registration, and many were accused of living outside the county but registering to vote within the county. Millett pleaded guilty to a reduced to charge of class B misdemeanor attempt to fraudulently register to vote. 30 days in jail (suspended) and $500 fine http://archive.sltrib.com/printfriendly.php?id=9208173&itype=NGPSID http://electionupdates.caltech.edu/2008/08/11/utah-voter-registration-fraud-case...
Iowa Robert Christian Shoaff M Robert Christian Shoaff was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Residential facility http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Georgia Brent Braddy M No information available $200 fine and cease and desist order https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Indiana Mario Del Valle M 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting 1 Mario Del Valle pleaded* guilty to illegally voting in a precinct other than his own in the 2003 Democratic primary. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 30 hours community service http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_89a08182-5249-5367-9a0d-8d152a4c689b....
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/...
Texas Jerry Farley M Jerry Farley was investigated as part of the Gillespie County election dispute in 2008. Case declined for prosecution. Letter sent to secretary of state.
New Mexico "Buddy the Dog" 2012 Registration fraud 0 A New Mexico man has registered his 3-year-old black Labrador, Buddy, to vote. "I made up a birth date [for Buddy], and I made up a social security number . . . and I had a voter registration card in my hand for Buddy two weeks later." The man, a registered Republican, said he wanted to demonstrate how easy it is to commit voter fraud: "Somebody should have verified this information" and taken a look at exactly who (or what) was registering. . . The Clerk's Office said the state doesn't require counties to verify social security numbers, dates of birth, or even names” http://theweek.com/articles/477605/dog-whos-registered-vote-democrat

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