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 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Illinois John Jay Bieschke M Petition Fraud Forgery John Jay Bieschke pleaded guilty to forged nominating petitions.
Ohio Ernestine Strickland F 2012-11 General 2013-02 Ineligible district voting 1 1 Ernestine Strickland -- lives in Tennessee, but allegedly voted in Hamilton County while staying for six months with family members in Colerain Township http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hearing-held-for-2-cases-of-alleged-voter-fr... http://media2.wcpo.com/pdfs/Fraud.pdf
Georgia Allison Ballard (election official) F OTHER Allison Ballard was accused of being in violation of Georgia laws § 21-2-433 (b) and § 21-2-440, which dictate proper handling of ballots. $200 fine plus investigative costs, a cease and desist order and reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Tennessee Chuck Hunt M 2011 Tellico Plains Mayoral 2012-02 Vote Buying 8 Chuck Hunt was accused of bribing voters to cast ballots a certain way. Charged with 8 counts of bribery of a voter and 8 counts of conspiracy to bribe a voter. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396437-tennessee-10th-district-attorney-r... http://tnreport.com/2012/02/04/tbi-two-men-charged-with-bribing-voters-in-tellic...
Kentucky Martha Hughes Jeffrey Newport Tony Gumm William Proffitt Corey Page Michael Page F 2006-11 General Vote buying Martha Hughes pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election, along with Jeffrey Newport, Tony Gumm, William Proffitt, Corey Page, and Michael Page. From October to November 7, 2006, the group conspired to pay voters to cast walk-in absentee ballots. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, 6 months home detention http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/Last_Gulity_Plea_Entered_in_Monroe_County_Vot... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty...
Pennsylvania Austin Murphy (former Pennsylvania Democrat congressman) M D Absentee Ballot Fraud Illegal assistance Former Pennsylvania Democrat congressman Austin Murphy was convicted in 1998 of visiting nursing homes and improperly “assisting” the filling out of absentee ballots. http://new.grassrootinstitute.org/2010/12/the-dangers-of-mail-in-ballots/ https://spectator.org/49574_absentee-voter/
Washington Stanley Morris 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...
Illinois Bobby Evans M Absentee Ballot Fraud Bobby Evans pleaded guilty to absentee voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374731-illinois-lake-county-response.html
Georgia Pat Bussiere (election official) OTHER Pat Bussiere was accused of violating statute § 21-2-590, pertaining to permitting unqualified persons to vote, refusing to permit qualified persons to vote or unlawfully rendering assistance. Cease and desist order and ordered to complete further training https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Tennessee Norman Nichols M 2011 Tellico Plains Mayoral 2012-02 Vote Buying 12 Norman Nichols was indicted by the Monroe County Grand Jury on 6 counts of bribery of a voter and 6 counts of conspiracy to bribe a voter. http://tnreport.com/2012/02/04/tbi-two-men-charged-with-bribing-voters-in-tellic...

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