True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Electionsort descending D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Mississippi ADDED SOURCE Reginald Jackson (sheriff) M 2007 2008-08 Reginald Jackson, Sheriff of Wilkinson County, was charged with voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Kansas ADDED SOURCE Sedgwick County - Names Unknown Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Often receive advance ballot applications signed by someone other than the voter, such as a college student's parent, a spouse, a secretary or a relative. Provisional ballots not counted. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Ohio Christine Freshour F 2007-09 Petition Fraud 2 Christine Freshour was charged with 1 count election fraud and 1 count forgery. Pleaded guilty to election fraud. Other count dismissed. 6 months in prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396371-ohio-logan-county-christine-fresho...
Virginia Melvin Jones M 2011-02 Registration Fraud Ineligible Voting 2 Melvin Jones was charged with false statement on voter form and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Nottoway County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Washington Tyler Dawson 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...
Connecticut Richard Hofer M Ineligible district voting Richard Hofer voted twice in the town of Sherman, a town where he wasn't a resident. He voted once based on being on the tax records for the two properties he owned, and after discussing it with a local elections official, voted again in the name of his family's limited liability partnership. The State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Hofer wasn't trying to fraudulently vote, and made an honest mistake. Mr. Hofer wasn't penalized.
California Angel Perales M 2007 2009 Absentee/Mail Ballot tampering 20 Angel Perales pleaded* guilty to voter fraud in Cudahy's 2007 and 2009 elections, admitting to tampering with mail-in ballots in city elections by resealing and submitting votes for incumbent candidates and discarding votes for challengers. The exact number of ballots tampered with is not known, but all mail ballots for both elections were "routinely and systematically opened". Perales also helped voters from outside the district illegally register to vote at an address at which they did not reside. The voter fraud was part of a widespread corruption scheme that also included accepting cash bribes and abusing drugs at City Hall. *Plea deal: 5 years probation http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Cudahy-Officials-Corruption-Bribery-Ball... http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/07/cudahy-corruption-election-fraud.h... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/398989-perales-plea-agreement-filed.html http://media.nbclosangeles.com/documents/perales+plea+agreement+-+filed.pdf
Ohio Roger D. Schantz M 2008-11 2010-11 2011-11 2012-03 2012-06 Multiple Voting Ineligible district voting 6 Roger D. Schantz allegedly voted in elections "on or about November 4, 2008, November 2, 2010, November 8, 2011 and March 6, 2012 in which he was not a legally qualified elector,” and he was also alleged to “have voted or attempted to vote more than once in the same election." Charged with 6 counts illegal voting. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts of illegal voting. Remaining 4 counts were dismissed. 7 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, 1 year of probation, $500 fine and voting privileges revoked http://www.archboldbuckeye.com/news/2012-06-20/Front_Page/BREAKING_NEWS.html http://www.archboldbuckeye.com/news/2012-09-26/Public_Record/Schantz_Sentenced_F...
Kansas Decatur County - Names Unknown 2004 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Voters were incapable of voting but ballots were voted anyway. Accused of perjury and forgery, and the ballots were challenged. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Illinois James Eck M Multiple Voting James Eck pleaded guilty to voting twice in the same election. Charged with disegard of election code. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403882-illinois-lake-county-response.html

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