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
Connecticut Lynn Appleby Absentee/Mail Appleby, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Kansas Johnson County - Names Unknown 2000 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Multiple cases of advance ballots challenged every election because of nonmatching signatures. Ballots challenged.
Georgia Tommie Eskew (election official/member of the Chattooga County Board of Registrars) M 2006/11 Absentee Ballot Fraud Tommie Eskew, a member of the Chattooga County Board of Registrars, was accused of improper assistance, delivery and possession of absentee ballots for the November 2006 general election. Cease and desist order and public reprimand
Connecticut Gary Williams M Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was raised that Gary Williams was involved in voting and absentee ballot irregularities that may have occurred in connection with a ward co-chair primary. No further action taken on complaint.
Connecticut Cordelia Thorpe (town committee member) F Absentee Ballot Fraud Cordelia Thorpe, who ran and was elected to town committee, was accused of taking possession of completed absentee ballots three times. Case dismissed. Dismissed
Oregon Johnny R. Burkett M 2006-02 Forgery 5 Johnny R. Burkett was charged with submitting forged signatures. Pleaded guilty to 2 of 5 counts of making a false statement under election laws, a Class C felony. The other 3 charges were dropped after plea negotiations. 10 days in jail, 36 months of probation, a $750 fine (suspended) and barred from collecting signatures during probation.
Connecticut Marie Duffy (Democratic Registrar of Voters) F 2000-09 D Absentee Ballot Fraud Illegal Assistance Marie Duffy was a Democratic Registrar of Voters and was to supervise the voting of the absentee ballots issued by the West Haven Town Clerk, along with the complainant Tracy Morrissey, to represent the interest of each of the two Democratic candidates competing in the September 12, 2000 Democratic primary in West Haven. Duffy was accused of assisting nursing home residents fill in their ballots without Morrissey present. Duffy also was accused of delivering the ballots without Morrissey present. Duffy entered a consent agreement with the state of Connecticut, paid a civil penalty of $1,000, was considered officially reprimanded for her violations and expected to fully comply with the state requirements. Civil penalty of $1,000, was considered officially reprimanded for her violations and expected to fully comply with the state requirements.
Connecticut Margaret A. Lilley F Absentee/Mail Lilley, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Kansas Ellis County - Names Unknown 2000 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Multiple ballots challenged each election because of non-matching signatures.
Georgia Chattooga County Board of Registrars 2006/11 General Absentee Ballot Fraud The Chattooga County Board of Registrars was accused of improper assistance, delivery and possession of absentee ballots for the November 2006 general election. Cease and desist order and public reprimand

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