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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Minnesota Anna Nichole Nelson F 2012-11 General 2013-02 In person Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Anna Nichole Nelson, a convicted felon, pleaded* guilty to voting while ineligible in the November 2012 general election, while still on probation. Using Election Day Registration, Nelson voted at a polling place in Carlton County, at which time she completed a voter registration application and signed a certification saying she was eligible to vote. when in fact her voting rights had not been restored. Carlton County Auditor/Treasurer Paul Gassert said that because the voter's ineligiblity was discovered after the fact, there was no way to prevent the fraudulent vote from counting. The charge, originally filed as a felony, was sentenced as a gross misdemeanor: one year of local confinement (stayed for two years), plus payment of $210 in court fees. *Plea deal: 1 year local confinement (stayed for 2 years), $210 court fees http://www.pinejournal.com/content/woman-sentenced-voter-fraud-last-falls-electi... http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/2-carlton-county-women-accused-voter-fr...
New Jersey Felicia Simmons Melvin Howell F 2015 Elizabeth school board 2016-04 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 1 1 Felicia Simmons and Melvin Howell were each charged with third-degree vote-by-mail fraud in the 2015 Elizabeth Board of Education election for filling out fraudulent applications for absentee ballots. Howell was found to have allegedly filled out such applications for voters who didn't exist, and Simmons falsely claimed to have assisted an ineligible voter. http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2016/04/two_charged_with_elizbeth_school_board... http://patch.com/new-jersey/westfield/voter-fraud-revealed-elizabeth-school-elec...
Wisconsin Leon Pendleton M 2010 Ineligible felon voting 2 1 Leon Pendleton was charged with Voting by Disqualified Person (Felon) (Felony Class I) and Providing False Information to Election Official (Felony Class I). http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Connecticut Killingly Board of Education Voter intimidation/coercion Citizens for Limited Taxation filed a complaint against Killingly Kids Count (KKC), a registered political committee, with the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission that alleged the group tried to intimidate voters through its flyers for two separate elections. It also alleged that a school official had "advocated a position on a referendum using public funds," when he called a radio station and told listeners to vote against a measure. After an investigation, the commission found there was no evidence that the group had posted the flyers. The commission also concluded that the school principal made the call during his break and was not guilty of any wrongdoing. The complaint was dismissed. Dismissed
Illinois Jerry Knight Kenneth Davison M D 2008-08 Petition Fraud Perjury Forgery 12 Kenneth Davison and Jerry Knight were working for Democratic state Sen. Terry Link in 2007. Indictments allege that both men forged signatures and included dead voters on the nominating petition. Charged with 11 counts of perjury and 1 count of forgery. Pleaded guilty. (08CF3379) Sentenced to 2 years probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. Barred from participating in election activity, other than voting, for the length of his probation. http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/08/sen-link-campai.html http://prev.dailyherald.com/story/print/?id=313603
Mississippi Brenda Wiggs (circuit clerk) F Brenda Wiggs, Circuit Clerk of Monroe County, was charged with voter fraud.
Texas Isamel Hernandez Case declined for prosecution.
Washington Anne Malmevik F 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 Douglas Ferrel M 2004-10 1 Douglas Ferrel as charged with making false statement http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399983-wisconsin-grant-county-response-wi...
Oregon Terri Louise Kobialka F 2000-11 General 2000-12 Absentee/Mail Impersonation 1 1 Terri Louise Kobialka was accused of receiving a ballot meant for the previous tenant of her apartment, filling it out and sending it back, voting in the name of Phillip D. Larsen. Charged with 1 count of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony. 2 years of probation, 120 hours of community service and a $500 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari... https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1310&dat=20020517&id=s1VWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qO...

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