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 Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
New Jersey Michele Griffin Marty Small Ernest Storr Tracy Pijuan Luquay Zahir Floyd Tally David Callaway Toni Dixon Dameka Cross Mark Crumble Ramona Stephens Demaris Jones Ronald Harris F 2009 Municipal - Democratic primary 2009-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud 9 Michele Griffin was one of 14 who were accused of working with City Councilman Marty Small to commit absentee ballot fraud. Allegedly, voters were asked to apply for absentee ballots, but instead of letting the voters choose their own candidate, a self-proclaimed “secret army” mishandled ballots and even had a “shredding party” to dispose of votes for opposing candidates. Voters were told whom to vote for, never received their ballots — which wound up being cast anyway — or got their applications and ballots at the same time. It was alleged that some voters did not even live in the city, and used fictitious addresses in order to vote. Charged with 9 counts of voter fraud. Charges against Griffin were dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395062-new-jersey-dcj-cases-3.html http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/voter-fraud-charges-dropped-aga...
Texas Emile Baudat M Emile Baudat was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Kentucky Charles Wayne Jones (former county Democratic election commissioner) Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling William Stivers William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 D 2009-07 Vote Buying Circuit Court Judge Cletus Maricle, and seven others (Douglas C. Adams, Freddy W. Thompson, Stanley Bowling, Charles Wayne Jones, William Stivers, William Bart Morris and Debra L. Morris) were convicted in 2010 in a massive vote-buying scheme that ran through several elections. After a seven-week trial, the defendants were convicted on various charges they faced, which included vote-buying, mail fraud, extortion and money laundering. Several convicted major drug dealers testified during the trial about how easy it was to spread many thousands of dollars around to buy votes. In 2010 sentenced to 20 years in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/5-from-Clay-County-Plead-Guilty-in-Vote-Fraud... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/lo030811.htm http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/franklin-county/article44083473.html
Mississippi Election Contest: Ray Rosamond v. Rodriquez Brown 2013-05 Canton Democratic primary D 2013-05 Election Contest Ineligible district voting Voter intimidation The 2013 election for Ward 1 alderman in Canton was sent back to the voters after a Circuit Court judge ruled Tuesday that illegal voting and voter intimidation occurred in the May Democratic primary. Judge Forrest Johnson Jr. of Natchez said the will of the voters could not be determined through the May 7 ballot box. He ordered the election results for Ward 1 alderman be tossed and a new election called while allowing Rodriquez Brown, who won the June 4 election, to remain in office. “Whether one agrees or disagrees, the evidence I heard is disturbing to say the least,” said Johnson, who was appointed to hear the case by the Mississippi Supreme Court. “For poll workers to endure what I’ve heard is not right.” The five members of the Madison County Election Commission, who were requested to sit in on the hearing at Johnson’s request as technical advisers on elections, agreed with the judge’s ruling. Ray Rosamond filed the court challenge after losing to Brown by four votes in the Democratic primary. Johnson ruled that Kimberly Readus, a member of the Canton Democratic Municipal Executive Committee, used “profanity and bullying tactics to create a breach of the peace, intimidate voters and poll workers to disrupt the election process.” After listening to testimony from poll workers and poll watchers in the Ward 1 precinct, Johnson also found that Readus wrongly allowed voters, who should have voted by a paper affidavit ballot — which could have been challenged later — to use the electronic voting machines. In one instance, he said, “contrary to law” Readus also tore up an affidavit ballot. Johnson said that four or more of affidavit ballots — the votes of those whose names are not on the poll book — were undocumented and should not have been counted. “The court finds it clearly appears that Kimberly Readus willfully and corruptly violated election law,” Johnson said. While the judge declined to issue an arrest warrant from the bench for Readus, who no longer is a member of the municipal committee, Johnson directed the offices of the Madison County district attorney and the state attorney general to present charges against her to the next grand jury. Election consultant Pete Perry, the chairman of the Hinds County Republican Party, testified that he saw Brown campaigning inside the boundaries required by state law, challenges to absentee or affidavit votes not being accepted, and tabulations not equaling the number of votes cast. New election ordered http://hottytoddy.com/2013/08/21/big-wins-of-integrity-of-the-vote/ http://kingfish1935.blogspot.com/2013/07/judge-doesnt-monkey-around-orders.html http://thevotingnews.com/judge-tosses-results-orders-new-election-for-canton-ald...
Florida Kenneth Bennet M Non-citizen voting Kenneth Bennet was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. Pleaded. (United States v. Bennett; 1:04-CR-14048) 3 months of probation and $250 fine. http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Florida Benita Teal F Registration fraud 46 Accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Teal was charged with 23 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 23 counts of submission of false voter registration information.
Oregon Craig Marquardo M 2005-05 Registration Fraud 15 Craig Marquardo was accused of claiming to be senior vice president of distribution for Warner Brothers on his election filing form, but could not back the claim up. Charged with 1 count of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony, and 14 counts of indictment (dismissed). 5 days in jail, 36 months of probation, 80 hours community service, $750 fine. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Alabama Connie Tyree (former county employee and deputy registrar) Pinto Smith F 1994-11 General 1997-01 Absentee/Mail Impersonation Forgery 13 Connie Tyree, a county employee and deputy registrar, and Greene County Commissioner Pinto Smith were convicted of absentee ballot fraud stemming from the 1994 general election. Tyree and Smith falsified absentee ballot applications and voter registrations, falsely signed as witnesses, provided false address information and forged signatures. 33 months in prison followed by two years' supervised release http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=pg http://www.justice.gov/osg/brief/smith-and-tyree-v-united-states-opposition
Mississippi Billy E. Street M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Billy E. Street was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 2 counts of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts of voter fraud. (Case #BK2008-007B, Circuit Court, Benton County) 5 years, with 4 years and 6 months suspended. First 6 months under house arrest and then 4 years and 6 months of post-release supervision. Pay $1,922.50. http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo...
Connecticut Audrey Schulde F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Schulde was accused of neglecting to provide information about herself required by law, such as her signature, when she assisted about eight residents of a convalescent home with their absentee ballot applications. Civil penalty of $100.00. Ordered to comply with the law in the future.

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