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 Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Mississippi Fredrick M. Jackson M Registration fraud Pleaded guilty to false registration as qualified elector. (Case #2010-0879, Madison County) 5 years in county jail, with release after serving 4 years. Thereafter, 1 year of supervised probation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400863-mississippi-madison-county-with-ca...
Connecticut Michael Abbatello M 2004-11 Multiple Voting Michael Abbatello was accused of voting more than once in the November, 2004 election. He registered in both West Hartford and Old Saybrook, and had been registered in both towns since 1985 because he did not provide the Old Saybrook registrars with his prior voting address. He voted in Old Saybrook, but did not vote in West Hartford in the presidential election. He has been removed from the list in West Hartford. Dismissed
Georgia Cafornia Adams 2010-08 Absentee/Mail Unlawful possession, delivery and assistance with absentee ballots. (State Elections Board Case #2009-0087; Toombs County) $1,200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
New York William McInerney Anthony DiFiglio William McInerney Anthony Renna John Brown Clement Campana Gary Galuski Michael LoPorto Ed McDonough Kevin McGrath M 2009-09 Working Families Party Primary D Absentee/mail Impersonation Forgery 1 William McInerney admitted to forging hundreds of ballots and applications but only had to plead* guilty to one in exchange for his testimony. He confessed to targeting those in low-income housing situations, and admitted to committing forgery since at least 2007. During the trial for LoPorto and McDonough, defense attorney Brian Premo suggested that McInerney could have been charged with several hundred felonies. He was given 90 days in a Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department work program and avoided jail time. *Plea deal: 90 days in a county work program https://web.archive.org/web/20130316033640/http://menrec.com/four-ny-democrats-s... http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Ballot-fraud-case-testimony-continues-22... http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Trial-set-for-Jan-17-in-ballot-fraud-cas... http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Democrat-admits-role-in-voter-fraud-case...
Georgia Fred J. Pou (election official) M Absentee Ballot Fraud Fred J. Pou was accused of premature counting of votes by poll officers and mishandling absentee ballots. Cease and desist order and letter of disapproval https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Indiana Mabel Komendat F 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-09 Ineligible district voting 2 1 Mabel Komendat pleaded* guilty to voting in a precinct other than her own in the May 2003 Democratic primary, in which longtime East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick narrowly defeated challenger George Pabey. The Indiana Supreme Court overturned Pastrick's victory due to widespread voter fraud and ordered a new election. 1 year probation, 50 hours community service http://advanceindiana.blogspot.com/2007/03/east-chicago-vote-fraud-prosecutions.... http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/eight-more-charged-with-vote-fraud/article_5641de... http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_89a08182-5249-5367-9a0d-8d152a4c689b....
Washington Charles Farless M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Charles Farless was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Ohio Marc Gustafson Heather Halstead Joel Speyer Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle Michael Anne Kyle +7 others M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Marc Gustafson was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they were already registered in other states where they resided. *Plea deal: No charges filed http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2008/10/rich-new-york-democrats-commit...
Washington Denise Ward 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...
Iowa Brandon James Dean M 2008-11 General Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Brandon James Dean 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...

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