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 Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Colorado Brittany Curtis Brittney Jean Armendariz F 2009 2010-11 Forgery Perjury Attempt to influence public servant 3 While working for a company called Fieldworks, Brittany Curtis and Brittney Jean Armendariz filled out and signed petitions using names and information from a telephone book in addition to collecting legitimate signatures. Charged with attempt to influence, forgery of public record and perjury. Pleaded guilty to attempt to influence a public servant and received deferred sentence of 2 years. Forgery and perjury charges dismissed. Paid $1,653.50 in court fees and fines. Deferred sentence of 2 years and $1,653.50 in court fees and fines http://www.denverda.org/News_Release/Releases/2010%20Release/Curtis%20and%20Arme... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394050-colorado-denver-county-response-pa... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394051-colorado-denver-county-response-pa...
Connecticut Ronald Caveness (former Democratic Town Committee member) M 2000-03 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Ronald Caveness admitted to distributing absentee ballot applications, then illegally being present while voters marked their ballots and taking possession of the ballots during Bridgeport's March 2000 Democratic Town Committee primary. $4,000 fine (reduced to $1,000), resigned from the Democratic Town Committee, barred from seeking reappointment for 2 years http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
Virginia James Alfred Halle M 2001-11 Ineligible Voting Registration Fraud 2 James Alfred Halle was charged with false statement/voter registration and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Arlington County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Georgia Debra Graham (election official) F 2007-05 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385(a) and § 21-2-385(b), pertaining to absentee ballots, § 21-2-409(a), pertaining to assisting voters, and § 21-2-574, pertaining to unlawful possession of ballots. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2006-000008, Marion County) $100 fine, cease and desist order and a reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Mississippi Election Contest: Dave Ware v, Johnny DuPree 2013-06 Hattiesburg Mayoral Election Contest Voter impersonation Ineligible felon voting In the June 4, 2013 election for Hattiesburg Mayor, Dave Ware finished 37 votes behind incumbent Johnny DuPree. But that result was marred by a total breakdown in the absentee balloting process and shocking instances of illegal voting. Hundreds of absentee ballots failed to comply with mandatory provisions of Mississippi law. They were counted anyway, giving DuPree well more than his margin of victory. The evidence showed improper influence of absentee voters and lax security and recordkeeping for absentee ballots. One ballot cast by a Ware supporter simply disappeared. A 17-year-old voted absentee from the county jail. A “curbside” voter at the Dixie Pine precinct (someone too disabled to enter the polling place but who voted in person from his vehicle, with help from the poll managers) was actually a healthy 22-year-old man who was in San Antonio, Texas on Election Day. He did not vote, but someone else voted in his name. Disenfranchised felons voted, even though their prior crimes made them ineligible. Sheriff’s personnel carried one of those voters from jail to vote in person on June 4. At least four ineligible felons voted. The trial itself involved allegations of witness intimidation, jury “retaliation,” and a 9-3 verdict for Ware that somehow devolved into a deadlocked 8-4 vote. New election ordered http://hottytoddy.com/2013/08/21/big-wins-of-integrity-of-the-vote/
Oregon Peggy Lalor F 2001 OTHER Peggy Lalor's claim of having earned an economics degree could not be proved. Charged with 1 count of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony. Pleaded guilty. 3 years of probation, 80 hours community service, a $500 fine and a $105 unitary assessment http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Connecticut in original but not coded spreadsheet. 2/8/17 - emailed Ellen. She indicated it was a spelling mistake/duplicate. Linda Moore. Linda Morre F Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Linda Morre admitted to soliciting absentee ballot applications from Shaw's Supermarket employees and not signing her name to the applications. $500 fine http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
Connecticut Douglas Logan M 2010-11 Municipal Referendum Absentee Ballot Fraud Douglas Logan and Melissa Engel were alleged to have impermissibly handled absentee ballot applications and/or absentee ballots. An investigation by the The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission concluded Logan and Engel's assisted "family", which is permissible. Matter was dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_113.pdf
Georgia Debra Brown (campaign worker) Tommy Raney F 2007 Jackson municipal Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 1 Tommy Raney, a 2007 candidate for the Jackson City Council, and his campaign worker, Debra Brown, pleaded* guilty to conspiracy to commit absentee ballot fraud for mishandling more than 40 absentee ballots in the 2007 Jackson City Council race. Raney had won the election by 27 votes. The inspector general determined Raney filled out two voter registration applications for electors; filled out and took possession of 48 absentee ballot applications for electors after they were signed; and filled in elector information on at least two absentee ballot envelopes for electors. Brown was found to have unlawfully "assisted numerous absentee electors" with voter registration applications and absentee ballots. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, $20,000 fine
Connecticut Loretta A. Sarro F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Sarro was accused of helping union members fill out absentee ballot applications but neglected to provide information about herself required by law, such as a signature. Civil penalty of $500 and ordered to comply with the law in the future.

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