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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia Michelle Bruce (City Councilmember) F 2007-09 Petition Fraud Riverdale City Councilmember Bruce was reportedly accused of forging signatures on recall petitions, along with her mother. No jurisdiction, case sent to solicitor's office. (State Elections Board Case #2006-00391072574, City of Riverdale) https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
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...
Hawaii Eight unnamed individuals 2010 Multiple voting 8 Hawaii County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi discovered several dozen Hawaii Island voters with duplicate voter registrations and found four people who voted twice in the same elections in 2010. Kawauchi said the clerk’s office in Hilo also discovered records showing four people who were allowed to vote twice in the 2010 elections in different districts and precincts. State officials notified the FBI, which began gathering information on the case but never opened a formal investigation. http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2012/08/01/video-county-clerk-reveals-election...
Texas Emile Baudat M Emile Baudat was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Florida Kenneth Bennet M Non-citizen voting Kenneth Bennet was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. Pleaded. (United States v. Bennett; 1:04-CR-14048) 3 months of probation and $250 fine. http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Texas Juan Peña Juan Jose Garza Johnn Alaniz M 2014-11 La Joya ISD school board 2014-11 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Impersonation Juan Peña, Juan Jose Garza, and Johnn Alaniz were charged with bribing postal workers and illegally manipulating voters during their November 2014 re-election campaign to the La Joya ISD school board. The three, who ran as a slate, were accused of buying lists of mail-in voters from two U.S. postal workers in Mission in July, which they used to visit voters’ homes and either assist them in filling out the ballots or fill them out without the voters’ consent. Prosecutors also said La Joya ISD employees were intimidated to vote for their bosses, and slate supporters were changing out voting cards of those they assisted at the polls. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/trial-starts-for-la-joya-isd-board-members-... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/turn-of-events-on-last-day-of-la-joya-isd/a... http://valleycentral.com/news/local/la-joya-school-board-candidates-federal-empl...
Connecticut Lori McArthur Francis McArthur F 2008-11 2010-11 General General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting Francis McArthur and Lori McArthur registered to vote using as their address, the business address for a private mail facility. An investigation by the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission concluded that both women had violated the law by registering to vote using the business address, by affirming they were bona fide residents when they presented themselves to vote and by casting votes. Due to mitigating circumstances, the Commission ordered the removal of the names from the voter rolls under the busienss address, but ordered no further action be taken. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_061.pdf
Georgia Olivia Pearson (city commissioner) Charlie Mack Wooten James Curtis Hicks Evelyn Griffin F 2012-11 General 2016-05 Illegal assistance Douglas Mayor Pro-Tem Olivia Pearson, Charlie Mack Wooten, James Curtis Hicks and Evelyn Griffin were charged with voter fraud during the November 2012 General Election. An investigation conducted by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office revealed that Pearson, Wooten, Hicks and Griffin illegally provided assistance to voters who were not physically disabled or illiterate. The investigation also revealed that some poll workers failed to mark on some voter certificates the reason for assistance when Olivia Pearson assisted the voters. All four entered “not guilty” pleas in Coffee County Superior Court and are expected to go to trial in October 2016. http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/four-individuals-accused-voter-fraud-enter... http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/mayor-pro-tem-three-others-arrested-electi...
Texas Mary Comparin F 2008 General 2010-10 Impersonation Multiple Voting Registration Fraud 1 According to the arrest warrant, Mary Comparin's sister committed suicide in San Antonio in 1963, but Comparin allegedly used her late sister's name and driver's license information to vote in 2008. http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Woman-81-jailed-in-vote-frau...
Mississippi Herbert A. Pursley M 2009-08 Multiple Voting Herbert A. Pursley, of Hancock County, charged on 8/12/09 with double voting according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00076. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html

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