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 Type2sort descending Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Pennsylvania Jemar Barksdale M Registration Fraud Jemar Barksdale was charged with changing 18 voter registration applications while he worked for ACORN.
Washington Bettina Siharath 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...
Washington Michael Severson M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud againstMichael Severson was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Kentucky Douglas C. Adams (former school Superintendent) Cletus Maricle Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers William Bart Morris 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. In 2010 sentenced to 24 years and 5 months in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and Adams then pleaded guilty and was sentenced to time served, 100 days of home incarceration, 2 years' probation and 200 hours of public service. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/5-from-Clay-County-Plead-Guilty-in-Vote-Fraud... http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/04/10/ex-judge-three-others... http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article44482503.html
Mississippi Henry Massey M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Henry Massey was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 2 counts of voter fraud. Pleaded guilty to 1 count of voter fraud. Other 2 counts were dismissed. (Case #BK2008-002B, Circuit Court, Benton County) 3 years total, with 1 year intensive supervision program, 2 years suspended with post release supervision. Pay $522.50. http://msbusiness.com/2010/10/three-sentenced-in-voter-fraud-case/ http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo... http://djournal.com/news/benton-county-voter-fraud/
Minnesota Ryan Richard Halvorson M 2008-11 General 2011-11 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Ryan Richard Halvorson was charged with voting while ineligible in the November 2008 general election. Halvorson had been convicted and sentenced for the offense of fleeing a police officer. He was placed on probation. As part of the probation agreement, he did not have the right to vote. According to records from the Dakota County Auditor's office, Halvorson voted Nov. 4, 2008 - at a time when he was still on probation. Halvorson was one of 30 Dakota County residents charged in Dakota County District Court with either voting while ineligible or registering to vote while ineligible. http://www.hastingsstargazette.com/content/four-hastings-residents-charged-voter...
Texas Belinda Solis Veronica Saldivar F 2012-05 Democratic primary General Donna ISD D 2014-08 Vote buying (federal) 1 5 Belinda Solis and Veronica Saldivar pleaded* guilty in federal court to buying votes during the May 2012 Democratic primary and the 2012 general election. A campaign manager for a Hidalgo County Commissioner bought cocaine and gave it to the two women so they could use it to entice voters. Solis pleaded guilty to one count of vote-buying after she admitted to buying five votes with cash and cocaine. Both women were part of a large year and a half long FBI investigation into election corruption in Hidalgo County that began in January 2013. The women were paid campaign workers, also known as politiqueras, who targeted low income areas and elderly individuals enticing them to vote for a particular candidate. *Plea deal: https://www.scribd.com/doc/238315273/Politiquera-Donna https://www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2014/two-campaign-workers-admit-to... http://www.breitbart.com/Texas/2014/09/1/Court-Records-Accuse-Democrats-Of-Using...
Texas Karen Hall F 2013-12 Multiple Bryan municipal 2014-09 Ineligible district voting The Bryan City Council voted to ask the Texas Attorney General's office to investigate Karen Hall, who helped secure voter signatures to place an ethics-related charter amendment before voters in November. Hall doesn't live at or own the address in Bryan at which she is registered to vote, but has voted in several city elections, most recently in December 2013. Hall listed her address on her voter registration as 5918 Texas 21 East in Bryan, which is the address of Bruders Electric. According to Hall, the building's former owner, Edward Wayne Kelly, offered to let Hall live in part of the building, but she never moved in. Hall thought the agreement was still in place when Kelly passed away several years ago, but Malcolm Hein, the owner of Bruder's Electric, who is renting the building, signed an affidavit saying he's never allowed anyone to live on the property. It is a felony under Texas law for a person to vote in an election where they know they are not eligible to vote. http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/calling-for-voter-fraud-investigation-is-a-ra...
Colorado Winston Keyes M Multiple voting 2 1 Winston Keyes pleaded* guilty to voting twice. A second charge of forgery of a government-issued document was dropped. *Plea deal: 12 months probation, $159 fine, court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Connecticut Joseph Guzek M Absentee/Mail Guzek, a city employee, voted an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and odered to comply with the law in the future

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