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
Iowa Karla Kim Hansen F Karla Kim Hansen was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Suspended sentence http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Florida Gladys Coego F 2016 2016-10 Absentee/Mail Gladys Coego, a temporary worker for the county elections department, was tasked with opening envelopes sent by Miami-Dade County voters with their completed mail ballots. She was arrested after co-workers caught her illegally marking ballots. Investigators linked Coego to two fraudulent votes, but suspect from witness testimony that she submitted several more. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article111029767.ht... http://www.newsweek.com/voter-fraud-charges-3-unrelated-florida-virginia-cases-5...
Georgia Stephen Watson M 2008-09 Registration fraud Accused of using a nonresidential address when registering to vote. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00061085221, McIntosh County) Public reprimand and a cease and desist order https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Virginia Harold Arrington M 2010-10 Ineligible Voting Harold Arrington was charged with wrongfully voting (Mecklenburg County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Kentucky Sherman Neace (three-term Perry County judge-executive and candidate for magistrate) Chester Jones M 2008 General D 2009-06 Vote Buying Chester Jones and Sherman Neace, public officials, reportedly diverted $7,500 from the State Democratic Party to buy votes for themselves. Jones acquired 75 counter checks from the local bank, leaving the payee blank, and he and Neace distributed checks for $100 to buy votes. Pleaded guilty. http://www.kentucky.com/latest-news/article44002317.html http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/recent_news/ex-official-pleads-guilty-to-vot... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/louisville/press-releases/2009/lo062409a.htm
Texas Election contest: Letty Lopez v. Lupe Rivera 2013-11 Weslaco municipal D Election contest Ineligible district voting Absentee/mail 30 Letty Lopez successfully contested the November 2013 Weslaco City Commission election results after a year-and-a-half-long legal dispute with incumbent Lupe Rivera. A judge determined that at least 30 votes were illegally cast in the race, which was decided by just 16 votes in favor of Rivera. The illegal votes included multiple voters registered and voting where they didn't reside (including at Rivera's sister's home) and mail ballots requested and completed without voters' knowledge. New election ordered - outcome changed/Lopez won http://www.themonitor.com/mvtc/news/lupe-rivera-letty-lopez-on-nov-election-ball... http://m.themonitor.com/mvtc/news/th-court-of-appeals-affirms-decision-to-hold-n... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/depositions-from-voters-show-flexible-resid... http://www1.krgv.com/files/trial-brief-leticia-lopez-web.pdf
Pennsylvania Pamela Edwards F 2010 OTHER Pamela Edwards was charged in relation to frauds by election officers. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394708-pennsylvania-lackawanna-county-res...
Georgia Mary Lois Murphy (Randolph County Registrar) F Registration Fraud Mary Lois Murphy, Randolph County Registrar, was accused of failing to notify voters of the reason for rejection of applications. Cease and desist order order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Connecticut Joseph Guzek M Absentee/Mail Guzek, a city employee, voted an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and odered to comply with the law in the future
North Carolina Dianna Lightfoot F R Registration fraud - ineligible address Ineligible district voting Dianna Lightfoot registered to vote using an address of a UPS store. Public records from the N.C. State Board of Elections show Lightfoot registered to vote at her mailing address, instead of her residential address. Board of Elections rules clearly state that voters must provide a residential address to register to vote. Falsifying voter registration information is considered a Class I Felony. Only one Dianna Lightfoot is registered to vote in the state. That registration is for Dianna L. Lightfoot, 353 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem. That is the address of a UPS store. Store manager Jared Roper said Lightfoot is a customer at the store and rents a mailbox there. Board of Elections records show Lightfoot registered to vote in Forsyth County in March 2012 as a Republican. Her voting record shows she cast ballots in the May primary, July primary and November general election. Lightfoot’s May and November votes were cast absentee. http://scrutinyhooligans.us/2013/02/08/looking-for-voter-fraud-tried-right-under... http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_c62b962c-7150-11e2-9626-001a4bcf687...

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