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
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Enrique C. Sanders M Multiple Voting 1 Enrique C. Sanders was accused of voting twice in the same election. Mistrial declared. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Illinois Mahmoud Vakili Parvin Vakili M Multiple 2011-9 Non-citizen voting Registration fraud - ineligible non-citizen 2 5 Mahmoud Vakili and his wife Parvin Vakili were charged with perjury of the election code and mutilation of election material. The couple, who were both born in Iran, were not U.S. citizens. According to the Lake County Clerk's office, Mahmoud Vakili first registered to vote in Lake County in 1988 and Parvin Vakili in 1992. Since then, Mahmoud voted five times and Parvin seven times, most recently in 2010. The clerk's office is required to process any voter registration applications that it receives but does not have tools available by which to confirm someone's citizenship before accepting a voter registration application. 12 months supervised probation, 100 hours community service, fines and court costs http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-12-16/news/ct-met-voter-fraud-deportatio... https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20by%20%22Case%20Number%22%2C%20...
Connecticut ADDED SOURCE Christopher Pitts M Petition Fraud Christopher Pitts was circulating a petition and allowed the wife to sign on behalf of her husband. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/2007_161.pdf
Georgia Arthur Miller M 2010 Ineligible district voting Miller was accused of voting in a race when he was unqualified to do so, because he claimed an address where he no longer resided. $500 fine, cease and desist order and a public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Mississippi Ollie B. Pelas M 2009-05 According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00059, a complaint was filed against Ollie B. Pelas on 5/27/09. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Pennsylvania Lori Anne Masker (election official) F 2010-03 Lori Anne Masker was charged with frauds by election officer. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394708-pennsylvania-lackawanna-county-res...
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2008 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud 1 A non-citizen was accused of registering and voting in 2008. No actions taken. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Washington Janice Waters F 2008 General 2009-10 Registration fraud Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 4 Janice Waters was charged with committing voting fraud, for voting under an illegal registration in the wrong county several times, forging and voting her son's ballot in last year's general election, and illegally double-voting in that same election by voting ballots assigned to both her son and herself. Convicted. 20 days in jail, converted to 160 days of community service. http://www.marysvilleglobe.com/news/64045382.html?mobile=true http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400598-washington-clark-county-case-expla...
Connecticut Brenda L. Schlemmer F 2009-11 Absentee/Mail Forgery An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Schlemmer obtained and completed a single absentee ballot application with the Danbury Town Clerk by falsely signing her daughter's name to the absentee ballot application under penalty of false statement and thus obtained a single absentee ballot, which she did not cast. Schlemmer admitted guilt. Received civil penalties totaling $2,000 and ordered to comply with the law in the future, and not to handle or process absentee ballot applications for five years. Civil penalties totaling $2,000, ordered to comply with the law in the future, and not to handle or process absentee ballot applications for five years. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_145.pdf
Wisconsin Leonard K. Brown M 2011 2012 Multiple 2013-03 Ineligible district voting 5 5 Leonard K. Brown pleaded* guilty to illegally voting five times in 2011 and 2012 in West Milwaukee, when in fact he did not have residency there. The illegal ballots were cast April 5, 2011; and Feb. 21, April 2, June 5, and Nov. 6, 2012. Brown was convicted of five felonies and now is prohibited from voting until his civil rights are restored. Brown was also charged separately for voting twice in the November 2012 presidential election, in person in Milwaukee on Election Day and by absentee ballot in West Milwaukee four days earlier, and with making a false statement to an election official on election day. Brown was among 10 people charged in March 2013 with a variety of charges related to voter fraud. 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... http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/prosecutors-investigating-two-suspected-cases...

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