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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Ohio Roshonda Croom F 2011-07 Petition Fraud 1 Roshonda Croom was charged with 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Pleaded guilty to prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations, felony. (Summit County, Case #11-07-1792) 18 months of probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395896-ohio-summit-county-with-cases.html
Virginia Paul Godwin M 2008-08 Ineligible Voting 2 Paul Godwin was charged with election offienses and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Sussex County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Washington Donald Sullivan M 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...
Colorado Sandra Akers F 2000 Multiple voting 1 1 Sandra Akers pleaded* guilty to one count of voting twice in 2000 and was sentenced to one year of probation and 48 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 48 hours community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
New Mexico Idalia Lechuga-Tena (state legislator) F 2003-11 Albuquerque municipal D 2015-11 Non-citizen voting (+registration) New Mexico state legislator Rep. Idalia Lechuga-Tena admitted that she committed voter fraud, casting ballots before she became a naturalized U.S. citizen. According to the voting records obtained through the County Clerk, Lechuga-Tena first voted in an Albuquerque election in 2003 when she was 20, when she was not a citizen, and again in a 2014 Democratic primary election after becoming a citizen. Lechuga-Tena said that when she was 18, a group registered her to vote while she was at the University of New Mexico and that she didn’t know at the time that she had to be a U.S. citizen in order to vote. “I was a complete victim of the process,” she said. The case was referred to the district attorney in Bernalillo County in 2015, but the statute of limitations appeared to have expired. Lechuga-Tena also faced questions whether she actually lives within the district she represents. County records show that in 2007, Lechuga-Tena registered at an address within District 19, represented by state Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton, D-Albuquerque. In December 2014 Lechuga-Tena submitted a voter registration card with a new address within House District 21, but with a mailing address the same as her previous residence. The registration card she submitted was dated December 5, almost ten days before the County Commission appointed Maez. Two months later, Lechuga-Tena filed a new registration card with an address back in House District 19. In November 2015, she submitted a registration card with the same House District 21 address. Statute of limitations expired http://nmpoliticalreport.com/19599/voting-history-of-new-rep-sent-to-da-for-poss... http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/da-reviews-newly-minted-legisla... http://nmpoliticalreport.com/19389/heres-who-wants-to-fill-the-vacancy-in-house-...
Tennessee Shirley Ward (president of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women) F 2006-03 Tipton County Commission R 2006-08 Ineligible district voting 1 Shirley Ward, the president of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women, was arrested on charges of voter fraud. She reportedly turned herself in and was accused of knowingly voting in the wrong district of the county during early voting. http://www.nashvillepost.com/home/article/20400398/gop-leader-arrested-by-tbi-fo...
North Carolina Damien Omar Sullivan M 2008 Primary, General Non-citizen voting Registration fraud - non-citizen 2 Damien Omar Sullivan, a Jamaican citizen, admitted in court that he illegally registered to vote in North Carolina in 2005, and then illegally voted in the 2008 primary and general elections. However, Judge Ken Crow dismissed all charges on the basis that Sullivan did not intend to commit fraud. Dismissed http://voterintegrityproject.com/thank-damien-sullivan/ http://voterintegrityproject.com/new-sullivan-evidence/ http://voterintegrityproject.com/dmv-illegality/
Washington Carol Dersham F 2005-09 Primary Multiple Voting Absentee Ballot Fraud 1 Carol Dersham, of Jefferson County, Washington, reportedly signed the outside envelopes of two ballots in a 2005 election. There is no proof she intended to vote twice, so criminal charges were not filed. No charges filed; name kept on file for likely criminal prosecution if she repeated the action. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370216-washington-jefferson-county.html
Florida Judy Ann Crumitie "Madison 9" F 2010 Madison school board 2011-11 Absentee/Mail 5 4 Judy Ann Crumitie, one of the "Madison 9," was charged with four counts of felony fraud in connection with casting a vote, and one count of providing a false report to law enforcement authorities, as part of a scheme to illegally request, distribute, and collect absentee ballots in the 2010 Madison school board election. Charges against Crumitie were dismissed. Dismissed http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Madison_County_Officials_Arrested_for_Voter_Fr...
North Carolina Rhonda Williams Flake Huggins Willie Williams Jr. Christopher Williams F 2011-11 Statesville municipal runoff Illegal voting 1 1 Three family members of Statesville Ward 6 City Councilman Flake Huggins – sister Rhonda Williams, brother-in-law Willie Williams Jr. and nephew Christopher Williams – were indicted for one count each of illegally voting in the November 2011 runoff election. Christopher Williams also faces an obstruction of justice charge. All of these charges are felonies. According to North Carolina General Statute 15A-1340.17, Class H and Class I felony convictions carry minimum prison sentences of three and four months respectively. http://www.statesville.com/news/council-members-standing-by-huggins/article_6910...

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