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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Tami L. Mathias F 2004-11 General Multiple Voting Absentee Ballot Fraud 1 Tami L. Mathias reportedly voted two absentee ballots during the November 2004 general election, one from King County, Washington, and one from Jefferson County, Washington, where she lived. Criminal charges were not filed on the assumption that she "made an honest mistake." No charges filed; name kept on file for likely criminal prosecution if he repeated the action; King County registration cancelled. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370216-washington-jefferson-county.html
Pennsylvania Voting Irregularities in Philadelphia County 2012 Primary (Schmidt Report) >Impersonation: Joseph Cheeseboro/Joseph Cheeseborough 2012-06 Primary Impersonation Non-citizen voting Multiple voting 1. Voting by non-registered individuals This type of voting irregularity occurs when an individual who is not registered to vote in Philadelphia at the time of an election casts a vote. Evidence in this report shows individuals who were not registered voters at the time of the 2012 primary, yet still cast votes included in the Certified Election Results. 2. Voting by individuals in the incorrect party’s Primary This type of irregularity is one of the most common irregularities that occur in Primary Elections in Philadelphia. A division in which all non-Democratic voters cast votes for candidates in the Democratic Primary is examined in this report. 3. Divisions with more votes than voters This type of voting irregularity occurs when more votes are cast on the Voting Machines than voters who showed up to the polls. We examined a division where either 6 unknown voters were able to vote without signing in, or at least one person voted more than once. 4. Voting by individuals in the incorrect legislative district This type of voting irregularity refers to voters casting votes on the Voting Machines in a legislative district that does not include the division in which the voter is registered. Examples of voters casting votes in districts other than their own are included in this report. 5. Individuals voting more than once This type of voting irregularity occurs when a voter is able to vote more than once in the same election. Evidence in this report confirms an example of an individual who voted twice, illegally in the 2012 Primary. 6. Voter impersonation This kind of voting irregularity occurs when one individual impersonates another and is able to vote in place of the person whose name appears in the Poll Book. This report contains evidence of one such example. 7. Voting by non-U.S. citizens In 2012 alone, the Philadelphia City Commissioners have already been made aware of 19 non-U.S. citizens registered to vote in Philadelphia County. Seven have voted in at least one election, as recently as the 2012 Primary. This report will examine three such examples. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27249508/Voting%20Irregularities%20Report.pd...
Kentucky Kenneth Day (former Clay County Republican commissioner of Board of Elections) M R Vote buying Kenneth Day serving 18 years in federal prison for multimillion-dollar drug trafficking. Prosecutors say he dealt in "millions of dollars in drugs, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine” and “had developed one of the most successful drug trafficking businesses in the whole entire region.” Day admitted on the stand to “selling tons of marijuana” and hundreds of thousands of dollars of cocaine every other week. He also dealt in votes. "I bought my first vote with half a pint of liquor," Day testified. He described how that mushroomed to a seemingly routine method to buy protection from politicians and win their elections. He said he even bought votes for the sheriff. "That showed people on the ground who had the power and who had the money to buy the votes," Day testified. "As time went on, $5 a vote, $10 a vote. I have paid as high as $800 a vote. ... Election after election, day in and day out, every election I ever worked, it went on." Day was not only an admitted drug trafficker, but he also had served as the longtime Clay County Republican commissioner of the Board of Elections. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu...
Kansas Osage County Nursing Home Worker 2002 Absentee Ballot Fraud Illegal assistance Nursing home assistance when voter not aware. No action taken. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Arkansas Deshay Lorenzo Parker III (former Justice of the Peace) 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. http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/sep/25/five-more-face-charges-voter-frau... http://katv.com/archive/still-eligible-to-serve
Texas Unknown impersonator F 2006 Impersonation 1 Linda Kay Hill, died Aug. 2, 2006, of a heart attack. However, Harris County voter records indicate someone using her identity voted in person in the November election that year. http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/10/10/tx-more-than-4000-deceased-voters-harr...
Georgia Tommy Gene Solomon M 2010-06 Registration fraud Accused of being registered to vote under different names. (State Elections Board Case #2008-0099; Lanier County) $500 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Georgia Omar Howell M Illegal Assistance Ineligible district voting Unlawful assistance to voter, voted out of district. Cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Illinois Three unnamed individuals 2015-04 East St. Louis municipal Absentee/Mail 30 At least 30 absentee ballots in East St. Louis’ Precinct 13 in the 2015 mayoral election were fraudulent, all filled out by just three people, according to a handwriting analysis. Those and other absentee ballots in the April 2015 municipal election are being investigated, St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly confirmed. The Belleville News-Democrat obtained 85 absentee ballots from the 13th Precinct from the East St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners in which voters wrote in the name of then-incumbent Mayor Alvin Parks. The ballots, which are public record, do not contain the names of the voters. http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article22682394.html
Pennsylvania Eric Lee Jones M 2009-05 Registration Fraud Eric Lee Jones was accused of filing 30 fraudulent applications while working for ACORN. He was reportedly charged with forgery, solicitation, unsworn falsification, obstruction and interference. http://www.post-gazette.com/breaking/2009/05/07/ACORN-workers-charged-with-forgi...

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