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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Missouri Cortez Cowan 2006 Registration Fraud Cortez Cowan was one of eight individuals from ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate, investigated by the FBI and arrested in 2007 for violation of election laws. All eight pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud. http://www.semissourian.com/story/1322558.html http://dailycaller.com/2010/06/10/acorn-employees-tell-fbi-of-deliberate-electio... http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-ne...
Mississippi Terrance Watts M 2009-05 2009-06 Municipal Elections Ineligible felon voting Absentee Ballot Fraud 2 2 Accused of having voted by absentee ballot in May 19 and June 2, 2009 elections, despite having been disenfranchised after a previous felony conviction. Charged with 2 counts voter fraud. Pleaded guilty. (Case #2010-0681, Madison County) 10 years in prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400863-mississippi-madison-county-with-ca... http://www.daguest.com/canton-man-receives-maximum-sentence-for-voter-fraud/
Indiana Douglas Campbell Terry Danner M 2011 2012-05 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 2 2 Douglas Campbell, the mayor of Austin, pleaded* guilty to misdemeanor electioneering in exchange for prosecutors dismissing felony voter fraud and conspiracy charges. Campbell and Terry Danner were accused of going to at least four homes in 2011 to illegally collect absentee voter ballots. According to one statement, Campbell filled out one of the ballots himself. *Plea deal: 1 year (suspended) http://www.wave3.com/story/20968288/mayor-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fraud http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/indiana-news/Austin-mayor-city-employee-char... https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/CaseSummary/eyJ2Ijp7IkNhc2VUb2tlbiI6Ilp...
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2008 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud 1 A non-citizen was accused of registering and voting in 2008. No actions taken. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Georgia Chattooga County Board of Registrars 2006/11 General Absentee Ballot Fraud The Chattooga County Board of Registrars was accused of improper assistance, delivery and possession of absentee ballots for the November 2006 general election. Cease and desist order and public reprimand
Massachusetts Mark Evangelous M, 2011-10 Marlborough municipal 2012-01 Absentee/Mail Impersonation-deceased Forgery 3 0 Mark Evangelous, a candidate for councilor-at-large in the 2011 Marlborough city election, was indicted in February 2012 on voter fraud charges for submitting a fraudulent absentee ballot application in the name of a deceased voter. A grand jury returned a “true bill” indicting Evangelous, age 51, with charges of forgery, uttering and violating absentee voting laws. He has also been charged with lying to the police during an investigation of the allegations. The charges relate to a fraudulent absentee ballot application that was submitted to the City Clerk's office by Evangelous, on the Friday before the November 1, 2011 election, for a person he said was his aunt. The clerk's office subsequently determined the woman was deceased.  In November 2012, after Evangelous admitted to sufficient facts, a Middlesex Superior Court judge continued the case without a finding, placing Evangelous on probation for a year and assigning 200 hours of community service, after which the forgery and uttering charges would be dismissed.  *Plea deal:1 year probation plus 200 hours community service, for forgery, uttering a false document and violating absentee voting laws (forgery and uttering to be dropped on completion of sentence). https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/02/16/marlborough-city-council-candidate-... http://middlesexda.com/news/press-release.php?reference=529 http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20121005/News/310059325
Wisconsin Brittany M. Rainey F 2012-11 General 2013-03 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Brittany M. Rainey pleaded* guilty to voting as a felon and was sentenced to 45 days in the House of Correction. *Plea deal: 45 days in the House of Correction http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/milwaukee-man-pleads-guilty-to-five-counts-of... http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/prosecutors-charge-10-with-voter-fraud-4t...
Mississippi Dona Jones Ann Reed Margie McNair Dona Jones Prentiss Harris Gloria Smith F 2015-11 State General 2015-11 Illegal assistance In February 2016, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office took over the prosecution in a voting fraud case filed against five Franklin County pollworkers charged with election fraud during the Nov. 3, 2015 general election at the Bude precinct. Circuit Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson issued the warrants for their arrests. Dona Jones and Ann Reed of Meadville, and Margie McNair of Bude, were charged with violating a state elections law forbidding “dishonest decisions by managers” of polling places “concerning qualifications of voters.” The women allegedly did not check voter qualifications. State law says if an election manager knowingly permits an unqualified person to vote or prohibits a qualified person from voting, the manager may face jail time of up to three months, a fine of up to $200 or both. Anita Leonard and Carl Cupit, both Republican Party poll observers at the Bude precinct, filed the charges on Nov. 13. Leonard said she saw pollworkers going beyond what is allowed in helping voters and alleged that the pollworkers weren’t properly checking voters’ identification. Sen. Melanie Sojourner, R-Natchez, contested her close loss to former Sen. Bob Dearing in the Senate District 37 race. Dearing, a Democrat, won the seat back from Sojourner by a 62-vote margin. Charges dismissed https://mississippipep.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/franklin-county-poll-workers-arr... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/b113715bcd3745eca3352936439d5364/MS--Vote... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/24b8c1cc5dbd4ba38d83910a01f74b81/MS--Elec...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Dara Welty (deceased 1998) Multiple Impersonation 0 14 Someone used the identity of Dara Welty to vote in San Diego County elections 14 times since her death in 1998. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/dead-voters-san-diego-count...
Florida Syble McKenzie F Non-citizen voting Syble McKenzie was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. (United States v. McKenzie; 0:04-CR-60160) Pleaded. Received 1 year probation, 30 hours community service. http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF

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