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
Kansas Seward County - Names Unknown 1997 Registration Fraud Employer bussed employees, including alleged non-citizens, to register to vote at an election office. No action taken. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Georgia Debra Graham (election official) F 2007-05 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385(a) and § 21-2-385(b), pertaining to absentee ballots, § 21-2-409(a), pertaining to assisting voters, and § 21-2-574, pertaining to unlawful possession of ballots. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2006-000008, Marion County) $100 fine, cease and desist order and a reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Texas Maria Esparza F Marie Esparza was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
Connecticut in original but not coded spreadsheet. 2/8/17 - emailed Ellen. She indicated it was a spelling mistake/duplicate. Linda Moore. Linda Morre F Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Linda Morre admitted to soliciting absentee ballot applications from Shaw's Supermarket employees and not signing her name to the applications. $500 fine http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
Kentucky William Bart Morris Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 2009-07 Vote Buying Circuit Court Judge Cletus Maricle, and seven others (Douglas C. Adams, Freddy W. Thompson, Stanley Bowling, Charles Wayne Jones, William Stivers, William Bart Morris and Debra L. Morris) were convicted in 2010 in a massive vote-buying scheme that ran through several elections. After a seven-week trial, the defendants were convicted on various charges they faced, which included vote-buying, mail fraud, extortion and money laundering. Several convicted major drug dealers testified during the trial about how easy it was to spread many thousands of dollars around to buy votes. Plea Deal: In 2010 sentenced to 20 years in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and he then pleaded guilty hoping for a lesser sentence. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44442576.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44083767.html
Ohio Tania Kyle Heather Halstead Joel Speyer Marc Gustafson Daniel Hemel Michael Anne Kyle +7 others F 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Tania Kyle was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they were already registered in other states where they resided. *Plea deal: No charges filed http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2008/10/rich-new-york-democrats-commit...
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Ruth E. Kirk F Multiple Voting Ruth E. Kirk was accused of voting more than once in the same election and charged with 2 counts of disorderly conduct. The voter fraud charge was dismissed on prosecutor's motion, but Kirk was charged with both counts of disorderly conduct, guilty because of no contest plea. It is unknown whether the charges are related. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403400-wisconsin-columbia-county-response...
Illinois Michael Collins (former Democratic precinct committeeman and former city council member) M 1995 D 1996 Michael Collins was found to have violated Illinois Election Code (10 ILCS 5/29-6) (from Ch. 46, par. 29-6) Sec. 29-6. regarding knowingly destroying, mutilating, defacing, falsifing or forging election materials. He was also found to have violated Illinois Election Code10 ILCS 5/29-10(a), regarding perjury in the election code. 18 months probation, 125 hours community service, court costs and fines https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20in%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20... St. Clair Circuit Court: 96CF0035701, 96CF0035703, 96CF0035705, 96CF0035706
Mississippi Dale Berry Dale Berry's name was included on a list by Mississippi Attorney General's Office.
Connecticut Adele B. Pomerleau F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Pomerleau was accused of neglecting to provide information about herself as required by law, such as her signature, when she assisted about 12 residents of a convalescent home where she worked with their absentee ballot applications. Civil penalty of $100.00. Ordered to comply with the law in the future.

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