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 Type2sort descending Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Maryland Julius Henson M 2010 2011 Voter intimidation/coercion 5 Political consultant to incumbent Republican Maryland governor Robert Ehrlich, accused of masterminding a misleading robocall to suppress the African-American vote in the 2010 election, which Ehrlich ultimately lost. Charged with 3 counts conspiracy to violate election laws, 1 count election fraud, and 1 count authority a line. Convicted of 1 count conspiracy to violate election laws. Acquitted of 1 count conspiracy, and the counts of election fraud and authority line violation. 1 count conspiracy dismissed. Convicted. 60 days in jail, 3 years supervised probation and he and his company were ordered to pay $1 million in damages. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/civil-penalty-adds-to-fallout-f... http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-06-16/news/bs-md-henson-indictment-2011061...
Georgia Charlotte Ward F Charlotte Ward was accused of voting by an unqualified elector. There were also absentee ballot mistakes on the part of the local government. Ward was dismissed for insufficient evidence. Dismissed for insufficient evidence https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Georgia Eldridge Harris M 2007-06 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385 (a), § 21-2-385 (b) and § 21-2-574, pertaining to absentee ballots. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2006-27, Lamar County) $600 fine, cease and desist order and a reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Kentucky Bullitt County - Name Unknown 2008 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Oregon Chris Frison M 2003-11 Petition Fraud 2 Chris Frison submitted forged signatures on two separate petitions. Plead guilty to 2 counts of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony. 11 months in jail, 2 years post-prison supervision for count 1; 3 years probation for count 2. Also drug treatment. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Washington Kendra Thill 2007-07 Registration Fraud 1 Felony charges were filed against 7 individuals who submitted about 1,800 registration cards on behalf of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. The organization agreed to keep a better eye on its employees and pay $25,000 to defray costs of the investigation. Kendra Thill was charged with 1 count of providing false information on a voter registration, a felony Dismissed http://www.bigbigforums.com/news-and-information/551359-7-charged-voter-registra... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395994-washington-king-county-cases.html
Washington Travis Bingisser 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...
Michigan Frank Fields Bobbie Baker Zedora Miller Angela Smith M 2001-01 Ecorse City Council 2003-01 Absentee Ballot Fraud 3 Felony charges were filed against Angela Smith, Frank Fields, Zedora Miller and Bobbie Baker. The four were accused of handling and tampering with absentee voter ballots stemming from the January 9, 2001, election for Ecorse City Council. Fields was charged with 1 count of tampering with an Absentee Voter Ballot, 1 count of improper return of an Absentee Voter Ballot, and 1 count of conspiracy to improperly return Absentee Voter Ballot. http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-46849_47203-58997--,00.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826964/posts
Virginia Dennis Martin "Boogie" Sharrett Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee/Mail Dennis Martin "Boogie" Sharrett was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. Pleaded guilty December 2006. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm
Connecticut Michael Nosal M 2004-11 Multiple Voting Michael Nosal was accused of voting more than once in the November, 2004 election. The evidence reveals that the three names submitted by the Secretary of the State as persons who may have voted more than once and in more than one location by presidential ballot are, in fact, six different people and no violation of law occurred. Dismissed

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