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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Illinois Brian McDouglar M 2015-04 Municipal 2015-05 Absentee/Mail 3 3 Brian McDouglar was charged with three counts of tampering with an absentee ballot in the 2015 municipal election. He is accused of putting someone else’s absentee ballot in the mail. Under Illinois law, only the voter can mail his or her own ballot. Next hearing set for 3/14/16 http://www.bnd.com/news/local/crime/article20547705.html https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20in%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20...
Wisconsin Marcie Malszycki F General R 2014-01 Ineligible district voting 2 2 Marcie R. Malszycki pleaded* guilty to illegally voting in the wrong district in 2010. Under the plea agreement, a second count involving another vote cast in the wrong district in 2008 was dismissed. Malszycki, a legislative aide to state Rep. Warren Petryk (R-Eleva), was charged with voting in Onalaska, where she temporarily lived while doing campaign work, instead of in Madison where she resided. Malszycki was placed in a first-offenders program under which the charge would be dismissed if the requirements of the plea agreement were met. *Plea deal: First-offenders program http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime_and_courts/legislative-aide-pleads-...
Connecticut Karen Salisbury F Impersonation Registration Fraud A complaint was raised that Karen Salisbury might have fraudulently used her dead husband's name to register to vote. No further action taken on complaint.
Georgia Stanley Byars M 2011-08 Ineligible District Voting Accused of voting in one district while living in another district. (State Elections Board Case #2010-00171109571; City of Jonesboro) $5,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand. Also required to pay investigative costs because he failed to show up at the hearing. https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Mississippi Margie Moss F 2009-06 A complaint was filed against Margie Moss on 6/26/09, according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00060. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Tennessee Sharon Otey F Registration Fraud 3 Sharon Otey was charged with two counts of illegal registration or voting and one count of false entry. Dismissed due to death of defendant. Dismissed due to death of defendant. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404111-tennessee-davidson-county-with-cas...
Washington Jay Leeberg 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...
Washington Thomas Kvinge M Thomas Kvinge was suspected of being an "unqualified person voting", but there was insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Connecticut Shirley Surgeon (Democratic registrar and candidate) F 2008-08 Municipal Democratic Primary D Absentee Ballot Fraud OTHER Shirley Surgeon, the incumbent Hartford democratic registrar of voters who lost to the complainant in a primary, was accused of failing to forthwith file completed absentee ballot applications. In a separate complaint, she was accused of breaking procedures for training poll workers while acting as the registrar. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2008_092.pdf
Mississippi James Bullock M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 5 James Bullock was charged with 5 counts of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty. (Case #BK2008-008, Circuit Court, Benton County) 5 years, with first year under house arrest and 4 years post-release supervision. Pay $2,322.50. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo... http://djournal.com/news/benton-county-voter-fraud/

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