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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut James Jones M 2004-11 Multiple Voting Duplicate names were found, indicating that three people may have voted in two towns during the November 2004 state election. The three names submitted by the Secretary of State as persons who may have voted more than once and in more than one location were found to be six different people, and therefore no violation of law occurred. The complaint was dismissed. Dismissed
Washington Travis Bingisser 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...
Georgia James Bryant, Jr. M 2005 Americus mayoral Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 6 James Bryant, Jr. admitted to improperly assisting voters in completing their absentee ballots in the 2005 Americus mayoral election. Bryant was a candidate in that election, and on at least six occasions, he helped voters fill out information on their ballot mailers without signing the requisite oath indicating he had provided the assistance. $600 fine https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Connecticut Lillian Cummings F 2008 Absentee/Mail An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Cummings signed her sons' names to absentee ballot requests and did not provide her signature, as required by law. Cummings' sons lived overseas at the time. Civil penalty of $200 and ordered to comply with the law in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2008_125.pdf
North Dakota Mary E. Zikmund F 2010 General 2011-04 Multiple Voting 1 Mary E. Zikmund, then a student at North Dakota State University, pleaded guilty to voting twice in the fall 2010 general election. She voted by absentee ballot in Walsh County in October 2010 and then voted again in person in November at a polling place in Cass County. Zikmund pleaded guilty to and was charged with N.D.C.C. 16.1-01-12(3), voting more than once in an election. Ordered to pay $300 in fees and placed on 6 months unsupervised probation. The charge was later deferred under N.D.C.C. 12.1-32-07.1 and 12.1-32-07.2 after she completed probation. It was ordered that the guilty verdict be set aside, the case be dismissed and the file be sealed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/369793-north-dakota-2nd-response.html
North Carolina Tami Locust campaign (candidate) 2011-10 Greenville municipal Voter intimidation/coercion The Pitt County Board of Elections heard complaints on November 29, 2011, into possible voter fraud involving the District 2 race for Greenville City Council. In October, several people sent letters to the PCBOE saying they were forced to write in the name of a candidate. Those complaints allege that members of the Tami Locust campaign forced them to write in her name, claiming voter intimidation. Locust's campaign manager, Christopher Taylor, says neither he nor Locust intimidated potential voters. The results of the hearing were to be forwarded to the state Board of Elections. Incumbent Rose Glover won the election with 62% of the votes. http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Date_Set_For_Greenville_Voter_Fraud_Hearing_1...
Wisconsin Fozia H. Nawaz 2012-11 General 2013-03 Ineligible district voting 1 1 Fozia H. Nawaz of Milwaukee was found guilty of a civil violation for voting illegally in Greenfield in November 2012. Nawaz was fined $100. $100 fine http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/milwaukee-man-pleads-guilty-to-five-counts-of... http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/prosecutors-charge-10-with-voter-fraud-4t...
Mississippi Gloria Smith Ann Reed Margie McNair Dona Jones Prentiss Harris Gloria Smith F 2015-11 State General 2015-11 Illegal assistance Voter intimidation/coercion In February 2016, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office took over the prosecution in a voting fraud case filed against five Franklin County pollworkers charged with election fraud during the Nov. 3, 2015 general election at the Bude precinct. Circuit Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson issued the warrants for their arrests. Prentiss Harris and Gloria Smith, both of Bude, were charged with breaking a state law that says an election officer who aids or influences a voter in preparing a ballot may be fined no less than $10 and no more than $200. All of the women were working the Bude precinct on Election Day. Anita Leonard and Carl Cupit, both Republican Party poll observers at the Bude precinct, filed the charges on Nov. 13. Leonard said she saw pollworkers going beyond what is allowed in helping voters and alleged that the pollworkers weren’t properly checking voters’ identification. Sen. Melanie Sojourner, R-Natchez, contested her close loss to former Sen. Bob Dearing in the Senate District 37 race. Dearing, a Democrat, won the seat back from Sojourner by a 62-vote margin. Charges dismissed https://mississippipep.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/franklin-county-poll-workers-arr... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/b113715bcd3745eca3352936439d5364/MS--Vote... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/24b8c1cc5dbd4ba38d83910a01f74b81/MS--Elec...
California Unknown impersonators used identities of 265 deceased voters Multiple Impersonation 0 500 In 2016, CBS2 compared millions of voting records from the California Secretary of State’s office with death records from the Social Security Administration and found hundreds of so-called dead voters - 265 in Southern California and a vast majority of them, 215, in Los Angeles County alone. State records show votes were cast in their names after they died, in some cases year after year. Across all counties, 32 of the dead voters cast ballots in eight elections apiece, accounting for 256 fraudulent ballots. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/05/23/cbs2-investigation-uncovers-votes-bein... http://dailysignal.com/2016/05/26/california-refuses-to-admit-its-voter-fraud-pr...
Florida Benita Teal F Registration fraud 46 Accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Teal was charged with 23 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 23 counts of submission of false voter registration information.

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