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 Type2sort descending Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Wyoming Kenneth Conley M 2010 Registration Fraud 1 Kenneth Conley was accused of being a convicted felon trying to register to vote. Charged with false swearing. Case dismissed by prosecution. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394421-wyoming-carbon-county-response-wit...
Indiana Terrance Artis Randall Blue Artis (former East Chicago Councilman) M 1999 East Chicago municipal D 2004-05 Vote buying Terrance Artis pleaded* gulity to a federal obstruction of justice charge after he and and his brother Randall "Blue" Artis were charged with multiple felony counts of fraud, conspiracy and misappropriation of funds in connection with the sidewalks-for-votes scandal. http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/artis-brothers-enter-guilty-pleas/article_8dd...
Texas Jose De Jesus Cano M 2008 School Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Jose De Jesus Cano pleaded* guilty to one count of illegally voting while an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in a 2008 school election. *Plea deal; 10 years probation, $1000 fine, $313 court costs Hidalgo/Brooks: 09-09-10115 CR
New York Kevin McGrath Anthony DiFiglio William McInerney Anthony Renna John Brown Clement Campana Gary Galuski Michael LoPorto Ed McDonough Kevin McGrath M 2009-09 Working Families Party Primary D Absentee/mail Troy City Councilman Kevin McGrath and Rensselaer County Working Families Party County Chairman Jim Welch testified before a special county grand jury investigating absentee-ballot fraud about allegations that voters' signatures were forged on absentee ballots and ballot applications for the September 2009 WFP primary. It's alleged that nine Democratic officials and party workers forged the ballot applications and ballots of voters, many of whom lived in city public housing. The inquiry resulted in the guilty plea of former City Clerk William McInerney and indictment of Councilman Michael LoPorto and County Democratic Elections Commissioner Edward McDonough. McInerney admitted forging a ballot and has agreed to cooperate with Special Prosecutor Trey Smith's investigation as part of a plea deal. LoPorto and McDonough were indicted by a grand jury in January 2011 on 116 counts of forgery and possessing forged documents. McDonough, LoPorto and McInerney are among nine Democrats identified as persons of interest in the investigation. McGrath also was identified but he has agreed to cooperate with the investigation.The other five are Council President Clement Campana, Councilmen Gary Galuski and John Brown, and party operatives Dan Brown, the councilman's brother, and Anthony DeFiglio, a former Troy Housing Authority clerk. Agreed to cooperate with investigators http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Ballot-fraud-case-testimony-continues-22...
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
Georgia John Lawrence M Absentee Ballot Fraud Lawrence was an election official who published L&A testing before test was actually run. He also "misplaced" 67 absentee ballots. $1,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161204225513/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Mississippi Adrian Garth According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00081, Adrian Garth, manager of Aberdeen County Electric Department, was suspected of voter fraud. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html

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