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 Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
California Name Not Disclosed Absentee Ballot Fraud Registration Fraud An individual in Santa Cruz County (name not disclosed) was charged under the California Election Code/California Penal Code. The charges pertained to registering yourself or another knowing that you or that person is not entitled to register; registering a non-existent person (including the deceased, animals, inanimate objects); fraudulently applying for, voting or attempting to vote an absentee ballot; perjury; voting or attempting to vote more than once in an election. The individual pleaded no contest to registering a non-existent person (including the deceased, animals, inanimate objects) and fraudulently applying for, voting or attempting to vote an absentee ballot http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404433-california-fresno-county-cases.htm...
Arkansas Sam Malone (West Memphis Police Officer) Hudson Hallum Kent Hallum Phillip Carter M 2011 State House Primary, Runoff and General D Vote Buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy Former Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum, Kent Hallum, Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone pleaded guilty to the conspiracy that helped Hudson Hallum win his seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2011. Conspiring to commit election fraud in a scheme that included destroying ballots and exchanging money, alcohol and food for votes. Prosecutors said Hallum and his father, Kent, tasked campaign workers Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone with obtaining absentee ballot applications for certain voters and assisting voters in filling out the ballots, while actually completing absentee ballots in some instances without regard to the voter's actual candidate choice. A total of nine people were charged by federal and state authorities in connection with the plan. Carter had used the same absentee ballot fraud strategy in other elections at the state and federal level. Carter organized others, including Malone, a Quorum Court member, School Board member and police officer, to participate. Plea deal: 3 years probation, including 7.2 months of home confinement with electronic monitoring, 100 hours of community service http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2012/09/05/vote-fraud-case-coming-... https://www.fbi.gov/littlerock/press-releases/2013/former-state-representative-h... http://media.arkansasonline.com/news/documents/2012/09/05/hallumetal.electionfra...
Washington Hal R. Harrison M 2011-12 Registration Fraud Harrison allegedly used false information on his voter registration application and registered to vote under a false name in 2008. Charged with false information on application for voter registration and registration to vote under false name, among other crimes. Case dismissed at a pretrial motion because of a violation of the 3-year statute of limitations; other felony charges against Harrison involving fraud and identity theft ongoing. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394718-washington-ferry-county-response-w...
Iowa John Benedict Davis M John D. Davis was charged with 2nd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Iowa Robert Allen Broesder M Robert Broesder was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Maryland Julius Henson M 2010 2011 Voter intimidation/coercion 5 Political consultant to incumbent Republican Maryland governor Robert Ehrlich, accused of masterminding a misleading robocall to suppress the African-American vote in the 2010 election, which Ehrlich ultimately lost. Charged with 3 counts conspiracy to violate election laws, 1 count election fraud, and 1 count authority a line. Convicted of 1 count conspiracy to violate election laws. Acquitted of 1 count conspiracy, and the counts of election fraud and authority line violation. 1 count conspiracy dismissed. Convicted. 60 days in jail, 3 years supervised probation and he and his company were ordered to pay $1 million in damages. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/civil-penalty-adds-to-fallout-f... http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-06-16/news/bs-md-henson-indictment-2011061...
Washington Louis Gildemeister 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...
Ohio ResponsibleOhio Ian James Stephen Letourneau The Strategy Network 2015-08 Issue 3 referendum 2015-10 Registration fraud Petition fraud Forgery ResponsibleOhio and the Strategy Network submitted petitions containing signatures of dead people, attempted to register people under fake addresses, submitted voter registration forms that were forged and completed by someone other than the registrant while working to place ResponsibleOhio’s State Issue 3 on the November 2015 ballot. Ian James and Stephen Letourneau of the Strategy Network were subpoenaed by Ohio's Secretary of State as part of the investigation into the group’s role in the suspected voter fraud. Under the subpoenas, James and Letourneau were instructed to produce documents relating to their organization’s voter registration and signature collection efforts and required to submit to a deposition by investigators. The two eventually complied with the subpoenas and the case was settled in January 2016. The state referred multiple cases of potential fraud to county rposecutors for investigation and possible legal action. Settlement: Compliance with subpoena http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/10/30/responsibleohio-voter-f... http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/10/06/vote-fraud-probed-pot-ballot-cam... http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/mediaCenter/2015/2015-10-06-c.aspx http://eaglecountryonline.com/local-article/voter-fraud-allegations-in-hamilton-...
New Jersey Luquay Zahir Marty Small Ernest Storr Tracy Pijuan Floyd Tally David Callaway Toni Dixon Dameka Cross Mark Crumble Michele Griffin Ramona Stephens Demaris Jones Ronald Harris 2009 Municipal - Democratic primary 2009-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud 9 David Callaway and Luquay Q. Zahir were campaign workers allegedly working alongside Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small to commit absentee ballot fraud. They were charged with 9 counts of voter fraud. Allegedly, voters were asked to apply for absentee ballots, but instead of letting the voters choose their own candidate, a self-proclaimed “secret army” mishandled ballots and even had a “shredding party” to dispose of votes for opposing candidates. Voters were told whom to vote for, never received their ballots — which wound up being cast anyway — or got their applications and ballots at the same time. It was alleged that some voters did not even live in the city, and used fictitious addresses in order to vote. Zahir was acquitted. Acquitted http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395062-new-jersey-dcj-cases-3.html http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/atlantic-city-councilman-marty-...
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

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