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 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Wisconsin Marcie Malszycki F General R 2014-01 Ineligible district voting 2 2 Marcie R. Malszycki pleaded* guilty to illegally voting in the wrong district in 2010. Under the plea agreement, a second count involving another vote cast in the wrong district in 2008 was dismissed. Malszycki, a legislative aide to state Rep. Warren Petryk (R-Eleva), was charged with voting in Onalaska, where she temporarily lived while doing campaign work, instead of in Madison where she resided. Malszycki was placed in a first-offenders program under which the charge would be dismissed if the requirements of the plea agreement were met. *Plea deal: First-offenders program http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime_and_courts/legislative-aide-pleads-...
Connecticut Karen Salisbury F Impersonation Registration Fraud A complaint was raised that Karen Salisbury might have fraudulently used her dead husband's name to register to vote. No further action taken on complaint.
Georgia Stanley Byars M 2011-08 Ineligible District Voting Accused of voting in one district while living in another district. (State Elections Board Case #2010-00171109571; City of Jonesboro) $5,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand. Also required to pay investigative costs because he failed to show up at the hearing. https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Missouri Cortez Cowan 2006 Registration Fraud Cortez Cowan was one of eight individuals from ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate, investigated by the FBI and arrested in 2007 for violation of election laws. All eight pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud. http://www.semissourian.com/story/1322558.html http://dailycaller.com/2010/06/10/acorn-employees-tell-fbi-of-deliberate-electio... http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-ne...
Mississippi Margie Moss F 2009-06 A complaint was filed against Margie Moss on 6/26/09, according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00060. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Ohio Daniel "Tate" Hausman Amy Little Yolanda Hippensteele M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting Absentee/Mail 1 1 Daniel "Tate" Hausman (New York native, staff member for Vote Today Ohio, and out-of-state campaigner for Barak Obama) was one of several people who came to Franklin County, Ohio, registered to vote after 30 days and voted, eventhough he did not intend to remain a resident of the county and state. He and his co-defendants chose to vote in Ohio over their home states, because Ohio is a swing state and Obama was expected to easily win in their home states. Charged with a violation under Title 35 of Ohio Code, casting an absentee ballot despite not meeting residency requirement. Pleaded guilty. (Case #09-CR-04-2466, Franklin County) 60-day suspended jail sentence, 1 year of probation and a $1000 fine http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2009/04/29/three_voters.ART_ART_04... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396676-ohio-franklin-county-daniel-hausma...
Mississippi Terrance Watts M 2009-05 2009-06 Municipal Elections Ineligible felon voting Absentee Ballot Fraud 2 2 Accused of having voted by absentee ballot in May 19 and June 2, 2009 elections, despite having been disenfranchised after a previous felony conviction. Charged with 2 counts voter fraud. Pleaded guilty. (Case #2010-0681, Madison County) 10 years in prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400863-mississippi-madison-county-with-ca... http://www.daguest.com/canton-man-receives-maximum-sentence-for-voter-fraud/
Tennessee Sharon Otey F Registration Fraud 3 Sharon Otey was charged with two counts of illegal registration or voting and one count of false entry. Dismissed due to death of defendant. Dismissed due to death of defendant. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404111-tennessee-davidson-county-with-cas...
Washington Jay Leeberg 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...
Washington Thomas Kvinge M Thomas Kvinge was suspected of being an "unqualified person voting", but there was insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...

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