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 Source1sort descending Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Mary Lou Garza F 2006 Primary Registration fraud 1 0 Mary Lou Garza was charged with one count of unlawful delivery of a voter registration certificate (TEC 13.145). Dismissed Starr/Brooks: 07-07-09768 CR
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
North Carolina Adam David Burleson M 2012-10 2013-03 Ineligible felon registration 1 Adam David Burleson, of South Creek Road in Nebo, was indicted in March 2013 on one count of providing a false statement on a voter registration application in October 2012. Burleson falsely swore to a matter pertaining to an election that “I have not been convicted of a felony, or if I have been convicted of a felony, I have completed my sentence, including any probation or parole.” In fact, Burleson had been convicted of felony possession with intent to deliver marijuana in McDowell County on April 24, 2012, and was on probation for the felony when he registered.
Connecticut Killingly Kids Count 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
Mississippi Dale Berry Dale Berry's name was included on a list by Mississippi Attorney General's Office.
Florida Benita Teal F Registration fraud 46 Accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Teal was charged with 23 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 23 counts of submission of false voter registration information.
Texas Pauline Cusack (election official) F There were reportedly voting irregularities in a Gillsepie County election that Pauline Cusack oversaw. Case declined for prosecution. Letter sent to Secretary of State.
New Jersey Jason Aviles M Jason Aviles was charged with voter fraud under NJSA 19:34-11. Fraudulent voting; interference with election or canvass; third degree crime.
Connecticut David Ford M 2004-11 Presidential Ineligible felon voting David Ford was accused of applying for a ballot and voting in the 2004 presidential election even though he was a felon whose voting rights had been revoked. Ford's attorney provided a copy of the notice of his rights restoration, which indicated that Ford was no longer under the jurisdiction of the Connecticut Department of Correction and that his discharge date was July 30, 2004. Ford was eligible to have his voting rights restored on July 30, 2004. No further action was taken on complaint. Dismissed
Tennessee Christina Botts Carrie Botts F 2012 2013-07 Registration fraud Forgery 13 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.

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