True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Electionsort descending D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Iowa Dennis Dale Simpson M Dennis Simpson was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Ohio Samita Fleming 2007-03 Petition Fraud 5 Samita Fleming was charged with circulating fraudulent petitions, lying in relation to an election, and signature forgery. Pleaded guilty to count 1, prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Other counts dismissed. 2 years of probation, 75 hours of community service and $50 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/398510-ohio-hardin-county-samita-fleming-...
Texas Tony Curtis Jordan M Registration Fraud Tony Curtis Jordan, a convicted felon, filed a voter registration application. The application was withdrawn so the state saw no need to prosecute. The case was closed on 3/5/08. Not charged.
Washington Connie Southey 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 Paul Anthony Vargas M 2008-11 Registration Fraud Paul Anthony Vargas was accused of voter registration fraud, pleaded guilty and received a sentence of 1-year penitentiary, which was suspended, 1 year of probation and a fine. The fine is unknown. 1 year penitentiary (suspended), 1 year probation and fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394268-wyoming-hot-springs-with-case.html
Kentucky Charles Wayne Jones (former county Democratic election commissioner) Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling William Stivers William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 D 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 20 years in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/5-from-Clay-County-Plead-Guilty-in-Vote-Fraud... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/lo030811.htm http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/franklin-county/article44083473.html
California Anthony Ogwo M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Anthony Ogwo, along with 11 others, were charged with deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf http://www.ocregister.com/articles/rackauckas-177027-five-republicans.html
Kansas Ellis County - Names Unknown 2000 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation 6 Multiple ballots challenged each election because of non-matching signatures. (6 cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Alaska Unknown 5 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
Georgia Rochelle Robinson (election official) F Absentee Ballot Fraud Rochelle Robinson, an election official, published notice of L&A testing but did not test for a month after notice and misplaced 67 ballots. $1,000 civil penalty, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...

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