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 Source2 Source3 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Kansas Sedgwick County - Names Unknown 2006 Intimidation A candidate for legislature accused poll agents for a political party of asking voters their names and telling them how to vote. Voters reportedly said they felt intimidated. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Michigan Frank Fields Bobbie Baker Zedora Miller Angela Smith M 2001-01 Ecorse City Council 2003-01 Absentee Ballot Fraud 3 Felony charges were filed against Angela Smith, Frank Fields, Zedora Miller and Bobbie Baker. The four were accused of handling and tampering with absentee voter ballots stemming from the January 9, 2001, election for Ecorse City Council. Fields was charged with 1 count of tampering with an Absentee Voter Ballot, 1 count of improper return of an Absentee Voter Ballot, and 1 count of conspiracy to improperly return Absentee Voter Ballot. http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-46849_47203-58997--,00.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826964/posts
Connecticut Lori Pfau F 2009-04 Referendum D Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was brought against Lori Pfau alleging that she mailed absentee ballot applications without including warnings and eligibility information, as required by law, and that she did not first register with the town clerk before taking such action, among other charges. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded the complaint should be dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_038.pdf
Mississippi Ronnie Wilkerson (former superintendent of schools) M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 1 Ronnie Wilkerson was charged with 1 count of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty. (Case #BK2008-001A, Circuit Court, Benton County) 5 years, with the first year in house arrest and then 4 years of post-release supervision. Pay $1,922.50. 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/grand-jury-charges-16-in-fraud-probe/
North Carolina Brandon Earl McLean 2008-11 General D 2011-08 Multiple voting 1 1 Three Wake County residents were charged with, and admitted to, voter fraud in connection with the 2008 presidential election. Twenty-six-year-old Kierra Fontae Leache of Pheiffer Drive in Raleigh, 46-year-old Shelia "Sheilia" Romona Hodges, also of Pheiffer Drive in Raleigh, and 25-year-old Brandon Earl McLean of Bethune Drive in Raleigh, admitted casting two votes in 2008. All three are registered Democrats. Leache filed a no-excuse absentee application on Oct. 29, 2008, as well as voted at the polling place on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Raleigh on Nov. 4. Leache later admitted to authorities that she did vote twice in the presidential election. Hodges and McLean both each participated in early voting at Chavis Heights Community Center in Raleigh and later voted on Election Day at their local polling place. They also admitted to the charges. All three have been placed under a $10,000 bond. The Wake Board of Elections uncovered the fraud and turned it over to the Wake County DA and got the SBI involved to investigate. http://abc11.com/archive/8301269/ http://commentarama.blogspot.com/2011/08/democrats-convicted-of-voter-fraud.html
North Carolina Unnamed Poll Worker 2010-11 General Impersonation In person 1 According to the Lenoir County Board of Elections minutes, during the 2010 general election a poll worker pulled the master list, removed the necessary label, grabbed a ballot and proceeded to vote in place of a member of the family. Details as to the worker, the precinct and the candidate to whom those votes would have gone have not been released. Former LCBOE Chairman Robert Waller said the board was informed of the incident at its Nov. 12, 2010, meeting, and sent the case on to the State Board of Elections. From there, an SBOE investigator pursued the case, taking statements from elections director Dana King and other poll workers. “It’s my understanding that that matter was referred to the D.A. for your prosecutorial district,” SBOE Elections Liaison Veronica Degraffenreid said. District Attorney Branny Vickory said the investigation remains open as of May 2013 but couldn’t say if there will be further action resulting from its findings. http://www.kinston.com/20130519/local-poll-worker-accused-of-voter-fraud/3051999...
Georgia Michael Misener M 2011-02 Multiple Voting Double voted. (State Elections Board Case #2010-00031043073; Douglas County) $1,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Washington Tanya Padilla F Tanya Padilla was suspected of being an "unqualified person voting", but there was insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Texas Election contest: Frankie de los Rios v. Efren “Coach” Ceniceros 2014-11 Donna ISD school board 2015-01 Election contest Illegal assistance Absentee/mail Frankie de los Rios contested the November 2014 Donna Independent School District election, alleging that non-residents illegally voted in the election, campaign workers illegally assisted voters in the voting booth and with mail ballots who didn't ask for or need any help, and ineligible felons were allowed to vote. De los Rios lost the race for place 7 on the DISD board to incumbent Efren “Coach” Ceniceros by just 15 votes. De Los Rios’ attorney alleged that at least 12 people who voted in the election do not reside in the district and that as many as 127 others illegally received assistance at the polls. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/donna-isd-candidate-contests-november-elect...
Alaska Unknown 4 Voter fraud case referred to Alaska Department of Law Criminal Division. Declined for prosecution. No charges filed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374296-alaska-dept-of-law-response.html

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