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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Indiana Armondo Vera M Absentee Ballot Fraud Impersonation Ineligible district voting 3 Armondo Vera, a Parks Department employee, was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Vera was charged with 1 count of fraudulent application for ballots, 1 count voting in other precinct, and 1 count of voting in false name. Vera pleaded guilty to voting in other precinct, a felony. Other counts dismissed. 6 months in the department of corrections and 13 months probation
Nebraska Allen Dewane Anderson M Registration Fraud Allen Dewane Anderson was accused of attempting to registering to vote despite being a felon. Dismissed
Texas Pauline Cusack (election official) F There were reportedly voting irregularities in a Gillsepie County election that Pauline Cusack oversaw. Case declined for prosecution. Letter sent to Secretary of State.
Washington Joy Bond 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...
Connecticut Ann H. Coulter F 2002 2004 Ineligible district voting A complaint was made that Ann H. Coulter may have voted by absentee ballot two times, in a town where she was not a resident. Recommended that no further action be taken. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_010.pdf
Georgia Steve Chappelear Carleton Vines Albert Palmour Dorothy Gilreath Sidney Johnson Lois Reed Anthony Sparks M 2006 General Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Carleton Vines and his accomplices (Albert Palmour, Dorothy Gilreath, Steve Chappelear, Sidney Johnson, Lois Reed, and Anthony Sparks) ran an absentee ballot fraud operation designed to rig the 2006 election in which Vines won election as a State Court Judge. Vines’s co-conspirators acted as “runners,” illegally “assisting” voters in filling out their absentee ballots. In many cases, ballots were transported by the conspirators to Vines’s law office before being subsequently mailed. The group signed a consent decree with the state board of election, acknowleding their actions and accepting a public reprimand. Ordered to cease and desist from further violations of the Election Code, publicly reprimanded. http://www.atlantaunfiltered.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Carleton-Vines-conse...
Iowa Kevin Janeau M 2008 General Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Kevin Janeau pleaded* guilty to voting in the 2008 election despite being a convicted felon who had not had his voting rights restored. *Plea deal: 5 years in prison (suspended), 5 years probation http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/election-misconduct-defendant-pleads-guilty/art...
Connecticut Shannon Nygard 2008-11 Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting 1 A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf
Texas Fermina Castillo F 2010-11 General Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Fermina Castillo pleaded* guilty to one count of illegally voting while an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in the 2010 general election. *Plea deal: 2 years deferred adjudication/community supervision, $100 fine Hidalgo: CR-1912-12-I
Connecticut Ronald Langdon M Absentee/Mail Ronald Langdon was accused of failing to provide eligibility requirements and penalty warnings required by law when mailing unsolicited absentee ballot applications to senior citizens, as well as allowing others to sign for him or forge his signature as an assister on the applications. Dismissed accusations that he didn't include eligibility requirements and penalty warnings. Ordered to comply with laws for signing as an assister in the future

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