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 Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
California Sal Castillo M 2006-10 Registration Fraud Sal Castillo along with 11 others, were charged with deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
Wisconsin Alexander Todd Hamilton M Ineligible felon voting Alexander Todd Hamilton was accused of knowingly voting while being an unqualified, convicted felon. Pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to two years probation and $500 in fines. 2 years of probation and $500 in fines
Mississippi Peggy Brown F 2009-04 According to The Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00035, a complaint was filed against Peggy Brown on 4/6/09. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Arkansas Hudson Hallum (former Democratic state representative) Kent Hallum Phillip Carter Sam Malone M 2011 State House Primary, Runoff and General D Vote Buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy Former Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum, Kent Hallum, Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone pleaded* guilty to the conspiracy that helped Hudson Hallum win his seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2011. Conspiring to commit election fraud in a scheme that included destroying ballots and exchanging money, alcohol and food for votes. Prosecutors said Hallum and his father, Kent, tasked campaign workers Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone with obtaining absentee ballot applications for certain voters and assisting voters in filling out the ballots, while actually completing absentee ballots in some instances without regard to the voter's actual candidate choice. A total of nine people were charged by federal and state authorities in connection with the plan. Carter had used the same absentee ballot fraud strategy in other elections at the state and federal level. Carter organized others, including Malone, a Quorum Court member, School Board member and police officer, to participate. Hallum was sentenced to 3 years of probation, including 9 months of home detention, a $20,000 fine, and 100 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 3 years probation (including 9 months home detention), $20,000 fine, 100 hours community service http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2012/09/05/vote-fraud-case-coming-... https://www.fbi.gov/littlerock/press-releases/2013/former-state-representative-h... http://media.arkansasonline.com/news/documents/2012/09/05/hallumetal.electionfra...
Washington George Slate 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...
Kentucky John L. Turner (former sheriff) Arch Turner M 2010 Primary Vote buying Former Breathitt County sheriff John L. Turner pleaded guilty in a vote-buying scheme. He admitted he distributed money to be used in buying votes in the May 2010 primary. Former county schools Superintendent Arch Turner provided the money and directed him to pass it on to a vote-buyer involved in the conspiracy Plea Deal: 2 years probation http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44364261.html https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2012/former-breathitt-county-sheri... http://buzznewskentucky.blogspot.com/2012/10/former-sheriff-gets-probation.html
Iowa Lamar Anthony Stokes M Lamar Stokes was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Missouri Multiple (27) 2015-04 Kinloch municipal Ineligible district registration The city of Kinloch has raised concerns to the St. Louis County Board of Elections and the Missouri Secretary of State about people being registered to vote in Kinloch who no longer live there. On April 2, the city gave the election board a list of 27 names of people who it claimed were illegally registered. Mayor-elect Betty McCray defeated Mayor Darren Small on April 7, 2015 with 38 votes to his 18. http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/new-kinloch-mayor-suspended-for-alleged-vote... http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/alleging-voter-fraud-kinloch-refuses-to... http://www.mediaite.com/online/new-missouri-mayor-barred-from-entering-office-vo...
Washington Jane Doe6 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...
Georgia Michelle Bruce (City Councilmember) F 2007-09 Petition Fraud Riverdale City Councilmember Bruce was reportedly accused of forging signatures on recall petitions, along with her mother. No jurisdiction, case sent to solicitor's office. (State Elections Board Case #2006-00391072574, City of Riverdale) https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...

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