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 Source2sort descending Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Oregon Ricky Graybael M 2003-01 2003-09 2004-02 2004-05 Special statewide Special Special statewide Primary 2004-07 Multiple Voting 3 4 Ricky Graybael voted in both Jefferson County and Wasco County on four different occasions from 2003 to 2004. Charged with 1 count of double voting and 2 unspecified counts. Pleaded guilty to double voting count for misdemeanor treatment and dismissal of other 2 counts. 24 months of probation, 80 hours of community service and a $67 court fee http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Rhode Island Robert Costa M 2004 Primary Ineligible district voting 1 Keith and Robert Costa, father and son, were each charged with one count of fraudulent voting when they allegedly did not use their actual address when they voted in a primary. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368319-rhode-island-2nd-response.html
Oregon Lafayette Frederick Keaton M Absentee/Mail Impersonation 2 2 Lafayette Frederick Keaton was accused of using the names of his deceased son and brother to cast additional ballots and gain Social Security benefits. Charged with 2 counts of making a false statement under election laws, a Class C felony. Pleaded guilty to two counts of making a false statement in violation of state elections law. 3 months in jail, 1 year post-prison supervision, 60 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine http://oregoncatalyst.com/3510-Oregon-AG-gets-guilty-plea-voter-fraud-case.html
South Dakota Janice Howe F 1999 Petition fraud Forgery 1 Janice Howe pleaded* guilty to forging signatures on petitions for a constitutional amendment and lying about personally witnessing people sign the petitions. Howe was charged in 2002, but evaded arrest until 2015. She was sentenced in 2015 to four years in prison with all time suspended. *Plea deal: 4 years in prison (suspended), 4 years probation. http://ksoo.com/woman-sentenced-for-years-old-election-law-violation/
Kentucky Earl Young Naomi Johnson Jackie Jennings M 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy 4 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html
Washington Amy Billdt 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...
Arkansas Jack Crumbly (former Arkansas State Senate candidate) M 2006-05 Democratic Primary run off D Alleged fraud in the runoff election against Crumbly for Senate seat. Allegations included fraud with absentee ballots, forged signatures, voters not signing the bearer book, double votes recorded and 173 ballots never found. The original lawsuit was dismissed, but the state Supreme Court overturned that decision. A special committee voted to allow Crumbly to stay in office because of lack of evidence against him. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/392666-arkansas-jack-crumbly-case.html
Oregon James Gurga M 2001-11 Petition Fraud James Gurga admitted to fraud involving initiative petitions. He gathered signatures for five different initiative petitions, but misled voters about their content and effect, forged signatures, gathered signatures from non-voters, and duplicated signatures. Charged with signature fraud. Pleaded guilty. 2 years of probation, community service, and was barred from gathering signatures during probation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Wisconsin Troy A. Schiller M 2016-04 Primary 2016-07 Multiple voting 1 1 Troy Schiller was charged with felony voter fraud for voting twice in the April 2016 primary election, once in Pittsville where he was registered to vote, and once in Dexter where he voted via same day registration. If convicted, Schiller faces a maximum sentence of 3.5 years in prison. http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/story/news/2016/08/01/dexter-man-faces-vot...
Washington Damaris Vanells 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...

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