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 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Ohio Deshara M. McKinney F 2009 General 2009 Absentee/Mail 3 Deshara M. McKinney was accused of falsifying applications for absentee ballots pertaining to a ballot measure. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts election fraud, 1 count failure to appear. 1 year incarceration for each felony, to run consecutively. Suspended to 2 years of probation and 40 hours of community service. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2011/09/10/woman-admits-09-vote-fr... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394917-ohio-franklin-county-response-with...
Mississippi Cooper Epps M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 5 Cooper Epps was charged with 2 counts of bribery and 3 counts of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to 1 count of voter fraud. (Case #BK2008-009, Circuit Court, Benton County) 2 years of incarceration, which was reduced to time served and 2 years post-release supervision. Pay $2,422.50. http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo...
Texas Jerry Farley M Jerry Farley was investigated as part of the Gillespie County election dispute in 2008. Case declined for prosecution. Letter sent to secretary of state.
New Hampshire Timothy Barnes M 2004-11 General Registration Fraud Timothy Barnes was convicted of providing a false address when registering to vote during the 2004 State General Election in Dover, N.H. $500 fine suspended for 2 years http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370360-new-hampshire-fraud.html
New Jersey Mary Stewart F Absentee/Mail Mary Stewart cast absentee ballots using her mother's name for at least two years after her mother's death. http://www.electionjournal.org/2010/04/02/dead-voter-investigation-leads-to-bigg... http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/03/somerset_county_woman_accused.html
New York Benjamen Hodzic M 2014-05 Catskill school board 2014-05 In person Impersonation Forgery 2 1 Benjamen Hodzic of Catskill was charged with voter fraud for imperonating another voter in the May 20, 2014 Catskill School District Board of Education election. He was arrested one day after the election by the Village of Catskill Police Department. Hodzic was charged with one count of second degree forgery, in which the person falsely makes, completes, or alters a written instrument which is calculated to become or to represent a public record filed, or required by law to be filed, in or with a public office or public servant, and which is a class D felony. Hodzic was also charged with one count of second degree criminal impersonation of another person with intent to obtain a benefit, a class A misdemeanor. Hodzic allegedly signed in as his brother on the registration roll, cast the votes, and was later recognized and verified as not being on the registration roll. Catskill Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Farrell said Wednesday the district reported the matter to village police immediately. He was arraigned in Catskill Village Court and released on his own recognizance. Candidate Michael J. Lanuto Jr., who lost his bid for a seat at the board of education table by only 11 votes, said he has concerns that whatever improper ballot he cast now remains impossible to separate out and disallow. http://www.thedailymail.net/news/article_25d71890-e6f2-11e3-accf-0019bb2963f4.ht...
Connecticut Lori Pfau F 2009-04 Referendum D Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was brought against Lori Pfau alleging that she mailed absentee ballot applications without including warnings and eligibility information, as required by law, and that she did not first register with the town clerk before taking such action, among other charges. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded the complaint should be dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_038.pdf
Illinois Sean Sayles M 2012-09 2015 Absentee/Mail 2 2 Sean Sayles, of Cahokia, was charged with two counts of violation of an absentee ballot. Next hearing set for 4/12/16 http://www.bnd.com/news/local/crime/article20547705.html https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20in%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20...
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Iaren Smith Petition Fraud Iaren Smith was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; Notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. Case closed. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Kansas Johnson County - Names Unknown 2000 Absentee Ballot Fraud Impersonation Multiple cases of questionable ballots. Impersonation of a voter.

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