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
Oregon Chris Frison M 2003-11 Petition Fraud 2 Chris Frison submitted forged signatures on two separate petitions. Plead guilty to 2 counts of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony. 11 months in jail, 2 years post-prison supervision for count 1; 3 years probation for count 2. Also drug treatment. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Washington Kendra Thill 2007-07 Registration Fraud 1 Felony charges were filed against 7 individuals who submitted about 1,800 registration cards on behalf of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. The organization agreed to keep a better eye on its employees and pay $25,000 to defray costs of the investigation. Kendra Thill was charged with 1 count of providing false information on a voter registration, a felony Dismissed http://www.bigbigforums.com/news-and-information/551359-7-charged-voter-registra... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395994-washington-king-county-cases.html
Washington Travis Bingisser 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...
Florida Benita Teal F Registration fraud 46 Accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Teal was charged with 23 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 23 counts of submission of false voter registration information.
Kansas Wyandotte County - Names Unknown Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Nurse's aides were accused of voting ballots for residents without their consent. Provisional ballots not counted. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Ohio Ronald E. Scales M 2007-08 Petition Fraud 9 Ronald E. Scales was charged with violations of statute 3599.14(A)(5), which pertains to circulating fraudulent petitions, and 3599.36, which pertains to lying in relation to an election. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts of prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Other counts dismissed. 3 years of probation and $50 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396681-ohio-hardin-county-ronald-scales-c...
Virginia Alvin Harper M 2010-10 Ineligible Voting 1 Alvin Harper was charged with wrongfully voting.(Mecklenburg County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Washington Damaris Vanells F 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...
Kentucky Charles Wayne Jones (former county Democratic election commissioner) Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling William Stivers William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 D 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. In 2010 sentenced to 20 years in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/5-from-Clay-County-Plead-Guilty-in-Vote-Fraud... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/lo030811.htm http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/franklin-county/article44083473.html
Kansas Seward County - Names Unknown 1997 Registration Fraud Employer bussed employees, including alleged non-citizens, to register to vote at an election office. No action taken. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html

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