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 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kansas Osage County Nursing Home Worker 2002 Absentee Ballot Fraud Illegal assistance Nursing home assistance when voter not aware. No action taken.
Minnesota Amina A Hassan F 2012-11 General 2013-06 Multiple voting In person 1 1 Amina A Hassan and Farhiya Abdi Dool were each charged with one felony count of voter fraud for voting twice in the 2012 general election, once by absentee ballot and again at a polling place. Dool and Hassan registered to vote at the Rice County Auditor’s Office on Nov. 5, 2012, and voted by absentee ballot that day. They each completed another voter registration application the next day, Election Day, at their polling location, signed the roster of new registrants, and voted again. The Somali immigrants told Rice County investigators that they did not intend to register and vote twice. Hassan said she had asked at the polling location if it was a problem if she had just voted but that a woman told her it was “no problem.” Rice County Auditor Fran Windschitl said there are procedures in place to prevent people from receiving a ballot on Election Day when they have already voted absentee, but the polls get hectic and it “must have been just an oversight” in Dool and Hassan’s instances. Each charge carries a penlty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
West Virginia Toney “Zeke” Dingess Wandell “Rocky” Adkins M 2004-05 Democrat Primary D Vote Buying Toney “Zeke” Dingess admitted buying votes during the 2004 primary election. Dingess said he carried more than $5,000 for Rocky Adkins. After Rocky Adkins handed a candidate slate to a potential voter, Dingess said Adkins would raise one finger if he was to pay that person $20, or two fingers if it was a $40 payment.
Georgia Donald Gilliam (former City Council Candidate) M 2011-08 Absentee/Mail Donald Gilliam was accused of absentee ballot fraud while running for city council, along with other campaign workers. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00261109473, City of West Point) $1,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand
Arkansas Eric Fontain Cox (former Justice of the Peace and former school board member) M 2011 State House Primary, Runoff and General 2012-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud Eric Fontain Cox, Amos Sanders, Lisa Burns, Deshay Lorenzo Parker III and Leroy Grant were charged with using absentee ballots to defraud an election official during three special elections in 2011. Special Prosecuting Attorney H.G. Foster of Conway filed the charges after a nearly year-long investigation that resulted in four others, including former state lawmaker Hudson Hallum, pleading guilty in federal court to felony charges. Hallum, D-Marion, along with his father, Kent Hallum, West Memphis city councilman Phillip Wayne Carter and West Memphis police officer Sam Malone entered guilty pleas in 2012 to charges they plotted to bribe absentee voters to cast ballots for Hallum.
Connecticut Abraham Omonte M 2002 Democratic primaries D Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 2 2 Abraham Omonte was ordered to remove his name from the Bridgeport voting list after the commission determined he did not live on Berkshire Avenue, even though he voted in the March 2002 Democratic Town Committee primary and the May 2002 delegate primary for the 23rd state Senate district. Removed from Bridgeport voting list
Connecticut ADDED SOURCE Phillip Apruzzese M Absentee Ballot Fraud Phillip Apruzzese allegedly didn't follow the proper procedures when he sent unsolicited absentee ballot applications to the Connecticut Education Association. He was charged with 1 count failure to register names of recipients of absentee ballot applications; 1 count failure to register with the town clerks; 1 count failure to distribute absentee ballot applications with a written explanation and warning. Count 1 dismissed. No action taken on count 2, and count 3. $500 fine
Washington Irene Curtiss 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.
New Hampshire ADDED SOURCE Michael Patrick Flaherty M 2006-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Michael Patrick Flaherty because he reportedly registered and voted for the first time on Election Day without photo identification and the United States Post Office returned a verification letter sent to his address as undeliverable. He broke no laws, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Flaherty was not charged.
Tennessee Vancey Voorhies F Illegal assistance 4 Vancey Voorhies was charged with one count each of illegal registration/voting, false entries, violation by an official and official misconduct. She was a volunteer poll worker who helped an elderly cousin vote by signing her name in the book and casting the vote for her. It was determined that her actions were a misguided effort to assist a voter and she was eligible for pre-trial diversion. Pre-trial diversion


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