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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Illinois Jesse Lewis Charles Powell Sheila Thomas Kelvin Ellis Yvette Johnson M 2004-11 General D Vote buying East Saint Louis precinct committeemen Jesse Lewis, Charles Powell, Sheila Thomas, and Kelvin Ellis, as well as precinct worker Yvette Johnson, were convicted for conspiracy to commit election fraud after participating in vote buying activities in the 2004 election, including submitting budgets that would allow city funds to pay voters to vote for Democratic candidates. 15 months in prison, 2 years supervised release, $200 fine http://archive.ksdk.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=81280 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1414782/posts http://madisonrecord.com/stories/510559878-east-st-louis-vote-buying-case-goes-t...
Kentucky Henry County - Name Unknown 2005 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with destruction of registration records. Charge was dismissed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
North Dakota Mary E. Zikmund F 2010 General 2011-04 Multiple Voting 1 Mary E. Zikmund, then a student at North Dakota State University, pleaded guilty to voting twice in the fall 2010 general election. She voted by absentee ballot in Walsh County in October 2010 and then voted again in person in November at a polling place in Cass County. Zikmund pleaded guilty to and was charged with N.D.C.C. 16.1-01-12(3), voting more than once in an election. Ordered to pay $300 in fees and placed on 6 months unsupervised probation. The charge was later deferred under N.D.C.C. 12.1-32-07.1 and 12.1-32-07.2 after she completed probation. It was ordered that the guilty verdict be set aside, the case be dismissed and the file be sealed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/369793-north-dakota-2nd-response.html
Texas Maria Esparza F Marie Esparza was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
Georgia Arthur Miller M 2010 Ineligible district voting Miller was accused of voting in a race when he was unqualified to do so, because he claimed an address where he no longer resided. $500 fine, cease and desist order and a public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Georgia Talbot County Registrar's Office Absentee Ballot Fraud The Talbot County Registrar's Office was accused of sending out ballots to elderly voters who did not request them. $200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand
New York Unknown impersonators 2012-11 General In person Impersonation 2 There were at least two instances of ‘outright voter fraud’ in Dutchess County in November 2012 — one in the city of Poughkeepise and another in Pleasant Valley — where a voter went to vote only to find someone had forged that person’s name and voted in their stead. Both instances were referred to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office for investigation. None - no way to identify the impersonators http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20121108/dutchess-county-voting-marred-...
Missouri Joel Neal M 2008 D Absentee/Mail Impersonation 1 Joel Neal requested an absentee ballot using his deceased mother's identity and voted using that ballot. He also voted under his own name in the Democratic primary. 1 month of home confinement and a $2,000 fine http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/07/18/st-louis-man-sentenced-after-voting-fo...
New Hampshire Stephanie Marie Murphy-Mejia F 2008-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Stephanie Marie Murphy-Mejia because she reportedly registered and voted for the first time on Election Day without photo identification, and the United States Post Office returned a verification letter sent to her address as undeliverable. Her identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Murphy-Mejia was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403928-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
Connecticut Nancy Hill F Multiple Voting The Ridgefield Registrar of Voters brought a complaint against Nancy Hill alleging she attempted to vote more than once in the same election. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that due to mitigating circumstances, Hill had not intentionally voted twice and recommended no further action be taken. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_009.pdf

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