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
Washington Stanley Morris 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 John Jackson M 2000-11 Presidential R Absentee Ballot Fraud 6 John Jackson, a Republican member of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections was charged with five counts of tampering with ballots, and one count of misconduct of an employee of the board of elections. Jackson was accused of changing residents' votes when he went to assist nursing home residents vote. The Supreme Court ruled that unsealed secret ballots could be used as evidence against him, but the case was ultimately dismissed because of the death of the witness. Dismissed due to death of defendant. http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/SCO/justices/pfeifer/column/2004/jp090804.asp
Mississippi Joseph Lee Anderson M 2013-09 Hattiesburg Mayoral Special 1 1 Three of seven defendants indicted on voter fraud connected to the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral elections pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor charges in 12th District Circuit Court. Alethea Michelle Shaw, 46, Carmon Yvette Anderson, 53, and Joseph Lee Anderson, 53, each pleaded* guilty to a charge of voting out of district of legal domicile. Shaw works as public defender for the City of Hattiesburg’s Municipal Court. Carmon Anderson works as human resources director for the Hattiesburg Public School District. Each defendant received a suspended sentence of six months, was fined $200 and ordered to pay $220.84 court costs. Shaw was cited for voting in the June 4, 2013, general election even though her legal residence was listed in Lamar County outside Hattiesburg city limits. The Andersons were cited for voting in the Sept. 24, 2013, mayoral special election even though their legal residence was listed in Moselle. The indictments were connected to alleged voting irregularities in the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral race between incumbent Mayor Johnny DuPree and former Ward 4 City Councilman Dave Ware. After a year-long investigation, two Forrest County grand juries handed down seven misdemeanor indictments in October 2014. Twelfth Circuit Court District Attorney Patricia Burchell said ithat her office had investigated “numerous complaints” and presented them to sitting grand juries in January and July 2014. *Plea deal: 6 months (suspended), $200 fine plus $220.84 court costs http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/local/hattiesburg/2014/12/01/althe...
Virginia Jesse Terry 2010-11 Ineligible Voting Jesse Terry was charged with wrongfully voting (Mecklenburg County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Connecticut Sarah Kopman-Fried F 2008-11 General Absentee/Mail An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Kopman-Fried did not provide information about herself as required by law, including her signature, when she completed and signed an absentee ballot application on behalf of another person. Additionally, Kopman-Fried signed the application on behalf of her friend, in violation of the law. Civil penalty of $200 and ordered to comply with the law in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2008_142.pdf
Virginia Jamie Fritz (former mail carrier) Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber 2004-05 Municipal Absentee/Mail Jamie Fritz was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. Pleaded guilty December 2006. http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm
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
California Angel Perales M 2007 2009 Absentee/Mail Ballot tampering 20 Angel Perales pleaded* guilty to voter fraud in Cudahy's 2007 and 2009 elections, admitting to tampering with mail-in ballots in city elections by resealing and submitting votes for incumbent candidates and discarding votes for challengers. The exact number of ballots tampered with is not known, but all mail ballots for both elections were "routinely and systematically opened". Perales also helped voters from outside the district illegally register to vote at an address at which they did not reside. The voter fraud was part of a widespread corruption scheme that also included accepting cash bribes and abusing drugs at City Hall. *Plea deal: 5 years probation http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Cudahy-Officials-Corruption-Bribery-Ball... http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/07/cudahy-corruption-election-fraud.h... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/398989-perales-plea-agreement-filed.html http://media.nbclosangeles.com/documents/perales+plea+agreement+-+filed.pdf
Alabama Lizzie Mae Perry Nathaniel Gosha F 2001-09 Phenix City municipal Absentee/Mail Forgery 4 58 Lizzie Mae Perry pleaded* guilty to two felony counts of falsifying absentee ballots and two misdemeanor counts of disclosing votes, as part of a voter fraud scheme in the September 2001 Phenix City election. Perry and co-defendant Nathaniel Gosha, who she agreed to testify against, falsified ballots by having people sign as witnesses to absentee ballot affidavits that had not been signed or sworn by the voters, and by putting false information about the voters' places of residence on absentee ballot affidavits. Perry arranged for voters to apply for absentee ballots, then had witnesses at her Russell County School District Head Start office sign affidavits for the ballots even though the applicants were not present. Perry delivered 58 of the marked ballots. *Plea deal: For each of 2 felonies - 18 months imprisonment (suspended), 30 days in jail, 18 months probation, $600 fine. For each of 2 misdemeanors - 90 days imprisonment (suspended), 30 days in jail, 60 days probation, $150 fine. http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20020817/NEWS/208170327?p=1&tc=pg http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/798132/replies?c=116
Georgia Daniel Connell M 2010 Vote Buying / Selling Connell offered his vote for sale on Ebay. $500 fine and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http:/www.documentcloud.org/documents...

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