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
Indiana Charlie White M 2010-05 Primary R 2011-03 Registration fraud 6 1 Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White was convicted of six felonies, including three counts of voter fraud, two counts of perjury and one count of theft for registering to vote and running for office at an address where he didn't reside. 1 year of electronic home monitoring (appealed - 3 of 6 convictions vacated) http://www.cbsnews.com/news/indiana-sec-of-state-convicted-of-voter-fraud/ http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/12291402nhv.pdf http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/29/appeals-court-throws-conv... http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/12291402nhv.pdf
West Virginia Jackie Adkins M 2004 Democratic Primary Vote Buying Jackie Adkins was reportedly involved in a scandal during the 2004 Democratic party primary to bribe county voters. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1549361/posts
Michigan Rev. Edward Pinkney M 2014 Recall Petition Fraud 11 Reverend Edward Pinkney was accused of changing the dates on some of the signatures on a petition to recall Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower. A jury convicted Pinkney of 5 counts of election fraud. Sentenced to spend a minimum of 30 months in prison—and a maximum of 120 months on five felony counts http://www.abc57.com/story/27258212/verdict-in-rev-edward-pinkney-election-fraud... http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Benton-Harbor-activist-sentenced-for-election...
Alabama Election contest: Oren Fannin v. Karen Berry 2008-11 Pike County commission 2008-12 Election contest Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 10 After nearly a year in office, Pike County Commissioner Karen Berry was ordered to vacate her District 6 seat to challenger Oren Fannin when a judge ruled that 10 votes were cast illegally for Berry in the November 2008 election. Berry was originally declared the winner by a six-vote margin, but Fannin contested the results. All 10 illegal votes were cast by absentee ballot. Three invalid ballots were stipulated by both parties, since Carl, Mary and Brandon Kidd cast absentee ballots for Berry but lived outside District 6. Another three voters - Tiffany Paige Gray, Norman Lyn Gray and Nerita Hinkle - all testified to voting for Fannin but also lived outside the district. Berry herself also pleaded guilty to charges of voter fraud and perjury for mailing an illegal absentee ballot. Results overturned - Fannin declared winner http://www.troymessenger.com/2009/10/02/fannin-declared-district-6-winner/
New York Vincent Sculco (former town Republican Chairman) M 2007 Town Board R Petition Fraud Vincent Sculco allegedly submitted 42 forged signatures on designating petitions for a Republican primary in North Greenbrush, New York. Pleaded to a misdemeanor for misconduct in relation to petitions. 30 days in the Rensselaer County sheriff's work order program http://blog.timesunion.com/localpolitics/1067/north-greenbush-gop-operative-admi... http://news10.com/2007/08/10/alleged-voter-fraud-involving-missing-chairman-the-...
Washington Nancy Bush F Nancy Bush was suspected of being an "unqualified person voting", but there was insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Joyce Humphrey F Petition Fraud Joyce Humphrey was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; Notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. Letter of instruction. Letter of instruction https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Connecticut Giovanni Giacobbe M Absentee/Mail Giacobbe was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Texas Rebecca Popp F Rebecca Popp was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Ohio Quentin L. Nichols M 2007-02 Petition Fraud 6 Charged with violations of statute 3599.14(A)(5), which pertains to circulating fraudulent petitions. Pleaded guilty to 3 counts of prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Other counts dismissed. 3 years of probation, pay costs and fees http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396725-ohio-hardin-county-quentin-nichols...

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