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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Wisconsin Louis Kwiatkowski Janice Kwiatkowski M 2009 Municipal Multiple Voting 1 Louis Kwiatkowski and his wife were accused of each voting twice in a 2009 election that was decided by a two-vote margin. A write-in candidate for trustee defeated the incumbent by a two-vote margin.The couple were convicted of voting in Blooming Grove, near McFarland, where they have their permanent home, five days after voting by absentee ballot in Wyocena, where they have a cottage. $2,000 fine http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime_and_courts/dane-county-couple-fined...
Kentucky Mason Daniels Gary “Rooster” Risner Tami Jo Risner Larry Shepherd Scott McCarty M 2014 Primary, General D Vote buying Mason Daniels.was charged in federal court with conspiring to buy votes in the 2014 primary and general elections, along with Magoffin County magistrate Gary “Rooster” Risner, his wife Tami Jo Risner, and chief deputy county court clerk Larry Shepherd. Daniels was acquitted, but his co-defendants were convicted. Co-defendant Scotty L. McCarty pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor vote-fraud charge and gave information to authorities. Unindicted co-conspirator Charles “Doc” Hardin allegedly put up money for vote buying in multiple elections from 2008 to 2014. In 2014, Risner handled the money for the conspiracy, while his wife and Daniels recruited vote-sellers and Shepherd used his position to further the scheme, according to prosecutors. Acquitted http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article94699187.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article95468937.html
Washington Carol Dersham F 2005-09 Primary Multiple Voting Absentee Ballot Fraud 1 Carol Dersham, of Jefferson County, Washington, reportedly signed the outside envelopes of two ballots in a 2005 election. There is no proof she intended to vote twice, so criminal charges were not filed. No charges filed; name kept on file for likely criminal prosecution if she repeated the action. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370216-washington-jefferson-county.html
California Matthew Carhart M 2004 Multiple Voting 1 Matthew Carhart was accused of voting or attempting to vote more than once in an election. Case dismissed "in the interest of justice." (San Mateo County - Docket #NM333114a) Case dismissed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403793-california-san-mateo-county-respon...
Texas Election Contest: Gilberto Perez v. Oziel Treviño 2016-06 Hidalgo municipal runoff Election contest Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 6 A judge ordered a new election to be held for Hidalgo City Council Place 5 after candidate Gilberto Perez successfully contested the results, proving that campaign workers aligned with his opponent, incumbent councilman Oziel Treviño, gave voters illegal assistance with mail-in ballots in the June 2016 runoff election and that non-residents and ineligible people cast ballots in the Place 5 race. Perez lost the seat to Trevino by just six votes in the runoff election. Most witnesses testified that they received voting assistance when they did not actually require assistance and that campaign workers insisted they vote for the slate sponsored by city councilman Rudy Franz. One person testified they were paid by a campaign worker to register others at her home who did not live in the city of Hidalgo. New election ordered http://valleycentral.com/news/local/judge-orders-new-election-to-be-held-in-hida...
Connecticut Paulette Park F D Illegal Assistance Absentee Ballot Fraud Park was accused of participating in an absentee ballot mobilization effort during which she assisted others with filling out the ballots without signing them, and on one occasion told a voter to mark the "out of town" box even though both knew the voter would not be out of town on election day. The State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission found she had violated the law. Park was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, which was later reduced to zero because of financial hardship $5,000 fine and barred from participating in campaigns. http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
Georgia Pat Hall Pat Hall was accused of being in violation of laws regarding who can request an absentee ballot and when it can be requested, as well as a law regarding election superintendent duties (§ 21-2-100, § 21-2-380(b), § 21-2-385(c)). Cease and desist order https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Iowa Mark Patrick Brewer M Mark Brewer was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Jail http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Texas Gloria Meeks F Absentee Ballot Fraud Gloria Meeks was not charged because stattue of limitations expired.
Washington Marna Cole 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...

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