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 Type2sort descending Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Rhett Fulwider M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Rhett Fulwider was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Kentucky Debra L. Morris Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers William Bart Morris F 2002 2004 2006 2009-07 Vote Buying Circuit Court Judge Cletus Maricle, and seven others (Douglas C. Adams, Freddy W. Thompson, Stanley Bowling, Charles Wayne Jones, William Stivers, William Bart Morris and Debra L. Morris) were convicted in 2010 in a massive vote-buying scheme that ran through several elections. After a seven-week trial, the defendants were convicted on various charges they faced, which included vote-buying, mail fraud, extortion and money laundering. Several convicted major drug dealers testified during the trial about how easy it was to spread many thousands of dollars around to buy votes. Plea Deal: In 2010 sentenced to 10 years in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and she then pleaded guilty hoping for a lesser sentence. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44442576.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44083767.html
Rhode Island Robert Costa M 2004 Primary Ineligible district voting 1 Keith and Robert Costa, father and son, were each charged with one count of fraudulent voting when they allegedly did not use their actual address when they voted in a primary. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368319-rhode-island-2nd-response.html
Michigan Jason Bauer (former Democratic Operations Director) Michael McGuinness M 2010-11 D OTHER 9 Jason Bauer and Michael McGuinness were two Oakland County Democrats who pleaded no contest to charges related to putting fake Tea Party candidates on the Nov. 2010 election in an attempt to dilute the Republican ballot. Bauer pleaded no contest to five felonies. 1 year probation and more than $2,500 in fines and court costs http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20111121/NEWS/311219932 https://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/16300 http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20111207/NEWS/312079935
Missouri John Moretina Clara Moretina M 2010-03 Democrat Primary - 2010 D Registration Fraud - ineligible district 2 1 John and Clara Moretina, aunt and uncle of Democrat State Rep. J.J. Rizzo, pleaded* guilty to voter fraud - one count each of state misdemeanor charges of Committing Class Three Election Offenses - in Jackson County. According to County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, they willfully provided to Kansas City Board of Election officials false information as to their addresses and residences in order to vote. The Moretinas admitted they attempted to cast an improper ballot in the Aug. 3, 2010, Missouri House primary in the 40th district. Rizzo won the primary by one vote. Kansas City Police Department detectives began to investigate voter fraud allegations after John C. Moretina pleaded* guilty in U.S. District Court to voter fraud by registering to vote on or about July 9, 2010, using a false address. Moretina, who actually resided in Gladstone in Clay County, voted in the 40th District primary in Jackson County on Aug. 3, 2010, using the false address. The Moretinas told an FBI Special Agent in May 2012 that they registered to vote in the 40th District primary because their nephew was a candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives in the 40th District. In addition to a fine, both will forfeit their voting rights. *Plea deal/state: $250 fine plus forfeiture of voting rights, for 1 misdemeanor charge of Committing Class Three Election Offense. *Plea deal/federal: ?? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article322182/M... http://www.kshb.com/news/political/relatives-of-mo-lawmaker-plead-guilty-to-vote... http://www.kmov.com/story/28477998/uncle-of-missouri-lawmaker-admits-to-voter-fr... http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article319076/BREAKING-Guilty-plea-in-Missouri-voter-fraud-case-UPDATED.html
Florida Unknown impersonator(s) 2016-11 General Absentee/Mail 5 The Seminole County Supervisor of Elections received five fraudulent mail ballots in the 2016 general election, forged in the names of Lawrence and Susan Halperin, Matt and Joy McGahey, and one other voter. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-seminole-county-election-fr...
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Tiffany Owens F Illegal assistance Tiffany Owens was an election official who was alleged to have provided unlawful assistance to a voter. The matter was dismissed for lack of specific intent. The matter was dismissed for lack of specific intent. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Mississippi Tate King (former Benton County Supervisor) M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Tate King, Benton County Supervisor, was accused of 1 count conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 2 counts of voter fraud in connection with the Aug. 7, 2007, Democratic primary and subsequent runoff in Benton County. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts voter fraud. Additional count dismissed. (Case #BK2008-004A, Circuit Court, Benton County) 1 year of incarceration, 2 years of house arrest, 2 years of post release supervision http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://msbusiness.com/2010/10/three-sentenced-in-voter-fraud-case/ http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo...
Ohio Shannon Marie Davis Registration Fraud 2 Shannon Marie Davis was charged with 1 count false registration and 1 count voter registration fraud. Pleaded guilty to false registration. Other count dismissed. 90 days either in jail or in a minimum-security facility
Virginia Harold Arrington M 2010-10 Ineligible Voting Harold Arrington was charged with wrongfully voting (Mecklenburg County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html

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