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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
California Daniel Bates M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Daniel Bates, 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. Bates pleaded guilty to 4 counts of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration. In exchange, 8 counts of defacement of party affiliation and 4 counts of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration were dismissed. 3 years probation, 39 days of jail and restitution. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
Georgia Tina Goodwin F 2010 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of mishandling absentee ballots and failing to swear in poll officers. $600 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Wisconsin Maria Miles (ACORN employee) Kevin Clancy F 2008 General Registration fraud 1 0 Maria Miles of Milwaukee pleaded* guilty to one count of Falsely Procuring Voter Registration as Party to a Crime (Felony Class I) while working for ACORN during the 2008 presidential election. Clancy was accused of submitting multiple voter registration applications for the same individuals, and also was part of a scheme in which he and other Special Registration Deputies registered each other to vote multiple times in order to meet voter registration quotas imposed by ACORN. Co-defendant and fellow ACORN employee Kevin Clancy also pleaded guilty to the same charge. http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Missouri Kwaim A. Stenson M 2006 Registration Fraud 2 Four individuals working for ACORN on a voter registration drive were indicted on Federal charges of filing false voter registration applications. 4 months and 5 days incarceration http://www.kmbc.com/ACORN-Workers-Indicted-For-Alleged-Voter-Fraud/12353984 http://nlpc.org/stories/2007/06/04/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-vote-fraud-kansas-... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1891765/posts
Washington Justin Black 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...
Wisconsin Glenn D. Schofield M 2009-12 Ineligible felon voting Glenn D. Schofield was accused of casting a vote while being a felon on supervision. Pleaded guilty to the charges. 1 year and 6 months probation and fined $654.50 plus court fees http://www.wqow.com/global/story.asp?s=11675731
Connecticut James Jones M 2004-11 Multiple Voting Duplicate names were found, indicating that three people may have voted in two towns during the November 2004 state election. The three names submitted by the Secretary of State as persons who may have voted more than once and in more than one location were found to be six different people, and therefore no violation of law occurred. The complaint was dismissed. Dismissed
Rhode Island Robert Costa M 2004 Primary Ineligible district voting 1 Keith and Robert Costa, father and son, were each charged with one count of fraudulent voting when they allegedly did not use their actual address when they voted in a primary. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368319-rhode-island-2nd-response.html
Tennessee Brenda Woods F 2009 Municipal Procuring Illegal Votes 3 Brenda Woods was convicted of three counts of procuring an illegal vote, a Class E felony. 2 years for each offense, with credit given for one day’s jail service and the remainder of the time on supervised probation. Disqualified from holding public office for the duration of her sentence. http://www.tncourts.gov/courts/court-criminal-appeals/opinions/2012/12/13/state-... http://wreg.com/2014/03/20/felons-allowed-to-vote-former-bolivar-official-convic...
Minnesota Brohdy Hillis Avery M 2010-11 General 2010-12 Registration fraud - ineligible felon Ineligible felon voting 1 1 As a convicted felon, Avery was ineligible to register to vote or to vote. He registered to vote in 2010 and voted in a November 2010 general election. Pleaded guilty to one felony charge termed “ineligible voter knowingly voting.” Suspended jail sentence of 180 days, two years probation and a $980 fine http://www.albertleatribune.com/2011/02/albert-lea-man-pleads-guilty-to-illegal-... http://www.albertleatribune.com/2011/05/felon-sentenced-for-voting/ http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396386-minnesota-freeborn-county-with-cas...

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