True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
New Jersey Dameka Cross Marty Small Ernest Storr Tracy Pijuan Luquay Zahir Floyd Tally David Callaway Toni Dixon Mark Crumble Michele Griffin Ramona Stephens Demaris Jones Ronald Harris 2009 Municipal - Democratic primary 2009-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud 9 Dameka Cross was one of 14 allegedly working alongside Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small to commit absentee ballot fraud. Cross was charged with 9 counts of voter fraud. Allegedly, voters were asked to apply for absentee ballots, but instead of letting the voters choose their own candidate, a self-proclaimed “secret army” mishandled ballots and even had a “shredding party” to dispose of votes for opposing candidates. Voters were told whom to vote for, never received their ballots — which wound up being cast anyway — or got their applications and ballots at the same time. It was alleged that some voters did not even live in the city, and used fictitious addresses in order to vote. Charges against Cross were dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395062-new-jersey-dcj-cases-3.html http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/voter-fraud-charges-dropped-aga...
Kentucky Clinton County - Name Unknown 2010 Absentee Ballot Fraud Special ballots person who signs name other than own. Pre-trial diversion. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Kansas Sedgwick County - Name Unknown 2010 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud 5 A non-citizen was accused of registering and voting in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. Department of Homeland Security contacted election office. Not pursued. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Stanchez Passmore Registration Fraud Stanchez Passmore was accused of being an unqualified voter. Case dismissed for lack of evidence. Dismissed for lack of evidence. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Tennessee Election contest: Terry Roland v. Ophelia Ford 2005-09 Special - state Senate District 29 D Ineligible district voting Impersonation - deceased Forgery In Tennessee, a September 2005 special election for state Senate District 29 that was decided by only 13 votes led to the expulsion of the winner, Ophelia Ford, from the legislature after it was found that votes had been cast by individuals who were dead at the time of the election, felons whose voting rights had not been restored, voters whose residences were vacant lots, and voters who actually lived outside of the district. Investigator John Harvey found at least 43 voters who did not live in the district but had voted in the election. Three election workers in one precinct were convicted of 12 felonies for faking votes by making false entries on election documents and other misconduct, including forging the signatures of deceased voters on ballot forms and falsely certifying vote totals. Election overturned by state Senate https://books.google.com/books?id=90DYC6nfi9gC&pg=RA2-PA2020&lpg=RA2-PA2020&dq=t...
Utah Pat Moore 2006 Sheriff Registration Fraud Pat Moore, along with 50 other people in Utah's Daggett County, was accused in connection with a 2006 election for sheriff. All 51 were accused of fraudulent registration, and many were accused of living outside the county but registering to vote within the county. http://archive.sltrib.com/printfriendly.php?id=9208173&itype=NGPSID
Texas Unnamed Hill County voters 2016-03 Primary Absentee/Mail Multiple voting 1 743 The Texas Secretary of State referred complaints regarding illegal voting in the March 2016 primary election in Hill County to the Office of the Attorney General after finding that as many as 1743 more votes were cast than there were voters in the election, that 6-7 voters voted twice, and one voter voted as many as four times. Hill County Elections Administrator Patsy Damschen attributed the excess votes to double counting of absentee ballots. http://4580-presscdn-0-3.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-0... http://www.empowertexans.com/around-texas/texas-sos-ag-launch-criminal-investiga... http://hillsbororeporter.com/petition-filed-to-examine-local-voting-inaccuracies...
Ohio Unnamed Columbus County voter 2012-11 General Multiple voting 1 A Columbus County resident could face felony charges of voter fraud for casting a ballot twice in the November 2012 election. The Columbus County Board of Elections met in a special called meeting regarding a voter that officials believe may have cast absentee ballots at two different early voting, one-stop sites. Both ballots were cast under the same name and had identical addresses but the registrations had different dates of birth affiliated with them. One of the ballots was cast at the board of elections headquarters and then another absentee ballot cast at a different one-stop site the next morning. The case may be turned over to the district attorney and/or federal authorities but because it is considered a criminal investigation, County Attorney Mike Stephens advised elections officials in closed session. Stephens referred to the matter as a “duplicate registration” Thursday and was hesitant to make any further details public. Multiple name changes in the voter’s record and even a change in dates of birth contributed to the verification system not detecting the discrepancies, officials say. http://www.electionlawcenter.com/uncategorized/possible-voter-fraud-under-invest...
New Jersey Robert F. Tierney 2011-04 Ineligible district voting 4 4 Lt. Robert F. Tierney, of East Brunswick, was indicted on April 21, 2011, after an investigation by the New Brunswick Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that he had illegLLY voted in four elections in New Brunswick between November 2005 and November 2009, while he was living in Milltown and East Brunswick. The New Brunswick police officer was admitted into Pre-Trial Intervention. Pre-Trial Intervention http://njtoday.net/2011/12/02/police-officer-accused-of-health-insurance-voter-f...
New York Dutchess County Democratic Election Commissioner staff 2011 Poughkeepsie primary D Absentee/Mail Ballot tampering New York State Supreme Court Justice Charles Wood ordered data relating to 40 City of Poughkeepsie 2011 primary election absentee ballots to be returned to its previous status. Republican Dutchess County Elections Commissioner Erik Haight charged one of Democratic Commission Frances Knapp’s staffer “manipulated” data to benefit the Democrats. Haight also asked the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office to investigate what he believes is voter fraud. “I caught one or more Democratic Board of elections employees manipulating and tampering with data in the system to divert absentee ballots and the court ordered that manipulation was to be undone and it’s a huge victory for the absentee voters in Dutchess County because the votes that were diverted were elderly and disabled people.” http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2011/October/21/DC_BoE_Crt-21Oct11.htm

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