True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3sort ascending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Ohio Andre Wilson 2012-11 General 2013-02 In person Registration fraud Ineligible district voting 1 1 Andre Wilson -- allegedly registered and voted during Golden Week, listing an address that was not his home http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hearing-held-for-2-cases-of-alleged-voter-fr... http://media2.wcpo.com/pdfs/Fraud.pdf
Alabama Election contest: Oren Fannin v. Karen Berry 2008-11 Pike County commission 2008-12 Election contest Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 10 After nearly a year in office, Pike County Commissioner Karen Berry was ordered to vacate her District 6 seat to challenger Oren Fannin when a judge ruled that 10 votes were cast illegally for Berry in the November 2008 election. Berry was originally declared the winner by a six-vote margin, but Fannin contested the results. All 10 illegal votes were cast by absentee ballot. Three invalid ballots were stipulated by both parties, since Carl, Mary and Brandon Kidd cast absentee ballots for Berry but lived outside District 6. Another three voters - Tiffany Paige Gray, Norman Lyn Gray and Nerita Hinkle - all testified to voting for Fannin but also lived outside the district. Berry herself also pleaded guilty to charges of voter fraud and perjury for mailing an illegal absentee ballot. Results overturned - Fannin declared winner http://www.troymessenger.com/2009/10/02/fannin-declared-district-6-winner/
Illinois Michael Collins M 2006-03 2008-02 D Registration Fraud Petition fraud Ineligible district voting Michael Collins was convicted of election fraud and tax evasion after giving a false address to establish eligibility to vote in East St. Louis, even though he lived in Swansea. He was also elected to be a precinct committeeman in East St. Louis after getting family members to sign petitions to get him on the ballot. 50 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, barred from serving in public or elected office while on supervised release http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/former-east-st-louis-officia... https://www.fbi.gov/springfield/press-releases/2011/si041311.htm
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...
Indiana Armondo Vera M Absentee Ballot Fraud Impersonation Ineligible district voting 3 Armondo Vera, a Parks Department employee, was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Vera was charged with 1 count of fraudulent application for ballots, 1 count voting in other precinct, and 1 count of voting in false name. Vera pleaded guilty to voting in other precinct, a felony. Other counts dismissed. 6 months in the department of corrections and 13 months probation
Arizona Rodney Paul Jones M 2008-11 General Multiple Voting Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 1 1 Rodney Paul Jones pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor for voting twice in the November 2008 presidential election, in both Arizona and Colorado. Between December 2005 and August 2008, Jones registered to vote in both Maricopa County, AZ, and in El Paso County, CO where he was doing work for the Air Force Academy. He got a mail-in ballot from Maricopa County and cast it in the November 2008 presidential election, and also cast a ballot in November 2008 in Colorado. *Plea deal: 50 hours community service, $4,600 fine, 1 month unsupervised probation http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/12/30/arizona-nabs-double-voter...
Wisconsin Robert D. Monroe M 2011 2012 Multiple R 2014-06 Multiple voting Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 13 12 Robert D. Monroe, of Shorewood, was charged in 2014 with 13 felony counts of voter fraud and pleaded* no contest to six of them. Each is punishable by up to 18 months in prison.  Monroe cast two ballots in the April 2011 Supreme Court election, two in the August 2011 recall election of state Sen. Alberta Darling, five in the 2012 recall election of Gov. Scott Walker, one illegal ballot in an August 2012 primary and two ballots in the November 2012 presidential election. In the presidential election, Monroe cast an in-person absentee ballot in Shorewood on Nov. 1 and drove a rental car to Lebanon, IN, where he showed his Indiana driver's license to vote in person on election day, Nov. 6.  In January 2016, Monroe pleaded an insanity defense, blaming his mental condition for his illegally voting in multiple elections over two years. *Plea deal: http://wsau.com/news/articles/2014/jun/24/milwaukee-man-charged-with-voter-fraud... http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/wisconsin_man_charged_with_voting_multipl... http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/convicted-of-voter-fraud-shorewood-man-pursue...
Connecticut Daniel Jarvis Brown M 2008-11 General Absentee/Mail Registration Fraud Ineligible District Voting 1 An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Brown had completed a voter registration application stating that his bona fide residence was Southbury, Connecticut, when it was not. He also completed an absentee ballot application saying he lived in Connecticut, when he did not, and voted in Connecticut when he was not a resident. Civil penalty of $1,500 and ordered to comply with the law in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2008_224.pdf
Kansas Steven Gaedtke M 2010 General R 2015-10 Absentee/Mail Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 3 1 Steven Gaedtke pleaded* guilty in Johnson County District Court to one misdemeanor count for double voting in both Kansas and Arkansas in 2010. Two other counts were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Charges against his wife Betty were dismissed. *Plea deal: $500 fine, court costs http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article47634575.html http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article38915277.html
New Jersey Election contest: Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman v. Shahin Khalique 2016-05 Paterson municipal 2016-05 Election contest Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 7 Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman sued for a recount of the May 2016 Paterson council 2nd Ward election, which challenger Shahin Khalique won by just 19 votes, 1,400 to 1,381. Khalique had 1,009 mail-in votes while Akhtaruzzaman had 523. The number of mail ballots issued in the 2nd Ward almost doubled the total for the rest of the five wards combined. The recount increased Khalique's lead by one vote, to 20. Passaic County Superintendent of Elections Sherine El-Abd investigated allegations of mail-in voter fraud in the election and at the recount told the County Board of Elections her investigation uncovered seven confirmed incidents of mail-in voters who cast ballots but were not eligible to vote in the 2nd Ward. She said a minimum of 60 ballots were under question. Akhtaruzzaman’s campaign flagged 65 mail ballots as invalid. Allegations that voters received gifts for filling ballots were also referred to prosecutors. <see Source 5 for update> http://www.northjersey.com/news/election-official-says-she-is-probing-deluge-of-... http://patersontimes.com/2016/05/23/paterson-councilman-akhtaruzzaman-files-in-c... http://patersontimes.com/2016/05/26/judge-orders-recount-in-patersons-2nd-ward-e... http://patersontimes.com/2016/06/02/khalique-gains-1-vote-in-patersons-2nd-ward-... http://patersontimes.com/2016/09/12/majority-of-witnesses-in-patersons-2nd-ward-...

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