True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kansas Shawnee County - Names Unknown 2005 Absentee Ballot Fraud Voter Suppression Voted ballots were allegedly picked up from Tyler Towers, Jackson Towers and Polk Plaza but not delivered. No action taken. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Ohio Andre Wilson 2012-11 General 2013-02 In person Registration fraud Ineligible district voting 1 1 Andre Wilson -- allegedly registered and voted during Golden Week, listing an address that was not his home http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hearing-held-for-2-cases-of-alleged-voter-fr... http://media2.wcpo.com/pdfs/Fraud.pdf
Kentucky Christian County - Name Unknown 2008 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Washington Brianna Debwa (quality control specialist - Tacoma ACORN office) 2007-07 Registration Fraud 2 Felony charges were filed against 7 individuals who submitted about 1,800 registration cards on behalf of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. The organization agreed to keep a better eye on its employees and pay $25,000 to defray costs of the investigation. Brianna Debwa was charged with 1 count of providing false information on a registration, and 1 count of making false statements to a public official. Dismissed http://www.bigbigforums.com/news-and-information/551359-7-charged-voter-registra... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395994-washington-king-county-cases.html
Illinois 2016-11 General Absentee/Mail Vote buying Kankakee officials announced an investigation into voter fraud, including allegations that “individuals from Chicago” were offering gifts in exchange for votes, and prompting a visit by the top federal attorney for central Illinois and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Illinois Attorney General’s office is also “actively monitoring” the situation. The probe is centered on a hotly contested race between Democratic State Rep. Kate Cloonen and her Republican challenger Lindsay Parkhurst. The investigation was sparked by complaints of people being bribed for votes and several fraudulent voter applications bring filed. http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/kankakee-county-investigates-vote-buying-al... http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago/feds-state-officials-go-to-kankakee-to-look-...
Kansas Decatur County - Names Unknown Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Nursing home residents' ballots voted by adult children. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Minnesota Ineligible felon voters (1,099) 2008-11 General 2010+ Ineligible felon voting 243 Minnesota Majority identified 1,099 ineligible felons who voted in the November 2008 U.S. Senate election, which was eventually decided by 312 votes, by comparing criminal records with voting rolls. Minnesota Majority took the information to prosecutors across the state. Many were not interested in pursuing the cases, but Minnesota law requires authorities to investigate such leads. As of 2012, 177 ineligible felon voters had been convicted of voting fraudulently in the Senate race, and another 66 were awaiting trial. Many of the ineligible felons avoided conviction by saying they didn't 'knowingly' vote unlawfully. While some ineligible felon voters registered in advance of the election and should have been flagged for challenge, the overwhelming majority who evaded detection used Election Day Registration, which currently has no mechanism to detect or prevent ineligible voters.  http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/york-when-1099-felons-vote-in-race-won-by-312-... http://www.electionintegritywatch.com/documents/2011-Report-Voter-Fraud-Convicti... http://www.mnvoters.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=266%3Amva-p...
Alaska Unknown 7 Voter fraud case referred to Alaska Department of Law Criminal Division. Declined for prosecution. No charges filed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374296-alaska-dept-of-law-response.html
Georgia Elbert County Board of Registrars Accused of mishandling absentee ballots. Desist order and ordered to complete further training
Kansas Shawnee County - Name Unknown 2005 Absentee Ballot Fraud Voter Suppression Ballots were allegedly taken to a dark room and a flashlight was used to determine how they were marked. Crimes alleged: advance voting suppression. No action taken. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html

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