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 Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2sort descending Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kansas Wyandotte County - Names Unknown 2010 Multiple Voting People were accused of attempting to vote more than once. Referred to district attorney.
Tennessee Shirley Ward (president of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women) F 2006-03 Tipton County Commission R 2006-08 Ineligible district voting 1 Shirley Ward, the president of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women, was arrested on charges of voter fraud. She reportedly turned herself in and was accused of knowingly voting in the wrong district of the county during early voting.
Tennessee Carrie Botts Christina Botts F 2012 2013-07 Registration fraud Forgery 1 0 Christina Botts was indicted on 13 counts and Carrie Botts was indicted on one count, of voter registration fraud for fraudulently registering voters in Scott County in September 2012. They were altering address information on voter registration forms so it would appear the individuals lived in the city of Huntsville. Christina Botts registered 43 individuals during September 2012 and Carrie Botts registered one person and forged a signature on the voter registration application.
Iowa Karla Kim Hansen F Karla Kim Hansen was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Suspended sentence
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Kay Screws F Absentee Ballot Fraud Kay Screws was accused of mishandling absentee ballots. Dismissed. Dismissed
Washington Hal R. Harrison M 2011-12 Registration Fraud Harrison allegedly used false information on his voter registration application and registered to vote under a false name in 2008. Charged with false information on application for voter registration and registration to vote under false name, among other crimes. Case dismissed at a pretrial motion because of a violation of the 3-year statute of limitations; other felony charges against Harrison involving fraud and identity theft ongoing.
Hawaii Eight unnamed individuals 2010 Multiple voting 8 Hawaii County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi discovered several dozen Hawaii Island voters with duplicate voter registrations and found four people who voted twice in the same elections in 2010. Kawauchi said the clerk’s office in Hilo also discovered records showing four people who were allowed to vote twice in the 2010 elections in different districts and precincts. State officials notified the FBI, which began gathering information on the case but never opened a formal investigation.
Washington Clyde Lawrence Monma M 2007-04 2007-08 Absentee Ballot Fraud Clyde Lawrence Monma was charged with absentee ballot fraud. Deferred sentence
Oregon Denise Michele Lyman F 2005-01 Petition Fraud 3 Denise Michele Lyman allegedly forged signatures on a petition for Ralph Nader for president. Charged with 3 counts of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony. 36 months probation, 80 hours community service and barred from collecting signatures.
Kentucky Henry County - Name Unknown 2005 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with destruction of registration records. Charge was dismissed.


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