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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Melissa Engel F 2010-11 Municipal Referendum Absentee Ballot Fraud Douglas Logan and Melissa Engel were alleged to have impermissibly handled absentee ballot applications and/or absentee ballots. An investigation by the The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission concluded Logan and Engel's assisted "family", which is permissible. Matter was dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_113.pdf
Florida Rebekah Joy Paul F 2012 Registration fraud Rebekah Joy Paul admitted to willfully submitting false voter registration forms while assisting in a state-wide voter registration drive. Community service http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/breaking-news/man-gets-10-days-jail-3-yea...
Florida Deszi Marquis Hayes M 2016-11 General Ineligible felon voting 1 Deszi Marquis Hayes, a convicted felon serving time in the Indian River County Jail, illegally voted by mail from jail in the 2016 general election. Hayes submitted a vote-by-mail ballot to the Supervisor of Elections Office, which was accepted and the inmate's votes counted. https://www.sebastiandaily.com/news/vero-beach/vero-beach-inmate-voted-illegally... http://www.nbc-2.com/story/33751442/report-felon-voted-illegally-from-florida-ja...
Connecticut Mary Oleynick (former member of Democratic Town Committee) F D Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Oleynick, a campaign volunteer, was accused of violating procedures for assisting people with absentee ballots and applications. The accusations were raised by a candidate who complained that fraud had taken place because more people voted absentee than usual. Received a civil penalty of $5,000. Lost eligibility for certain election jobs. Ordered to resign from the Democratic Town Committee. Agreed not to solicit or assist with absentee ballots in the future.
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Hazel Cullum F Petition Fraud Hazel Cullum was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; Notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. Letter of instruction. Letter of instruction https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Washington Dorothy Hall F 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...
Kentucky Johnny Ray Turner (former state senator) M 2000 Democratic primary D Vote buying 1 1 Johnny Ray Turner, a former state senator, pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor violation of non-willfully making campaign expenditure, for the purpose of influencing voters, in exchange for a felony vote fraud charge being dropped. Plea deal: 3 months home detention, 1 year probation, $1000 fine http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/4912726.html http://bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com/2007/04/23/state-sen-johnny-ray-turner-sen...
Michigan Julie Adriana Escobar F 2004 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud - non 1 Julie Adriana Escobar was a permanent resident, but not a U.S. citizen, when she was given a voter registration card as part of change-of-address paperwork. She filled it out and then voted in the 2004 general election.
Texas Christina Lichtenberger F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 2 2 Christina Lichtenberger pleaded* guilty to two counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegal possession of a ballot and unlawful assistance (TEC 64.036 and 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. *Plea deal: i year deferred adjudication, $1000 fine and court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Duval/Live Oak: 20080, 20081
Connecticut Shannon Nygard 2008-11 Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting 1 A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf

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