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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Dawn Johnson F 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...
Tennessee Brenda Woods (former city council member and candidate for mayor) F 2009 Municipal Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance Witnesses at trial were granted immunity and testified that Woods took them to the polls at separate times to vote for her even though she knew they were felons. Convicted in 2010, but was granted a new trial and again convicted in 2014. Two years of community corrections. Prohibited from voting or running for political office. http://wreg.com/2014/03/20/felons-allowed-to-vote-former-bolivar-official-convic... http://wreg.com/2014/05/20/former-boliver-city-councilwoman-sentenced-for-voter-...
North Carolina Joshua Workman M 2000 2002 General and Primary Non-citizen voting 4 Joshua Workman, a Canadian citizen, was indicted and charged with voting and related offenses in the 2000 and 2002 primary and general elections. He pleaded guilty to providing false information to elections officials and to a federal agency. (Case #1:03-CR- 00038, Western District of North Carolina)
North Carolina Unnamed Poll Worker 2010-11 General Impersonation In person 1 According to the Lenoir County Board of Elections minutes, during the 2010 general election a poll worker pulled the master list, removed the necessary label, grabbed a ballot and proceeded to vote in place of a member of the family. Details as to the worker, the precinct and the candidate to whom those votes would have gone have not been released. Former LCBOE Chairman Robert Waller said the board was informed of the incident at its Nov. 12, 2010, meeting, and sent the case on to the State Board of Elections. From there, an SBOE investigator pursued the case, taking statements from elections director Dana King and other poll workers. “It’s my understanding that that matter was referred to the D.A. for your prosecutorial district,” SBOE Elections Liaison Veronica Degraffenreid said. District Attorney Branny Vickory said the investigation remains open as of May 2013 but couldn’t say if there will be further action resulting from its findings. http://www.kinston.com/20130519/local-poll-worker-accused-of-voter-fraud/3051999...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of John Neibert (deceased 1995) 2012-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of John Neibert to vote by mail in 2012, even though Mr. Neibert died in 1995. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Missouri Brandon E. Jones M 2004 General Multiple Voting 1 Brandon E. Jones pleaded guilty to voting twice in the 2004 presidential election. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
New Hampshire Derek Castonguay M 2014-11 General Ineligible district voting Multiple voting 2 2 Derek Castonguay, of Manchester, New Hampshire, pleaded* guilty to voter fraud. Attorney General Joe Foster says Castonguay knowingly gave false addresses, where he previously lived, to election officials in Windham and Salem so he could vote in those two towns on Election Day 2014. Castonguay received a 12 month suspended sentence, plus a $1000 fine and penalties. He also lost his right to vote. *Plea deal: 12 months (suspended), $1,000 fine and penalties, plus loss of his right to vote http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-man-pleads-guilty-voter-fraud-case http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/manchester-man-pleads-guilty-to-voting-in-othe... http://patch.com/new-hampshire/windham/windham-checklist-supervisors-there-voter...
Texas Manuel Rodriguez III M In person Impersonation Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Manuel Rodriguez, III, admitted to voting illegally by impersonating his 101-year-old grandfather. Rodriguez is currently on supervised parole due to a felony conviction and, under Texas law, is not eligible to be registered to vote. Darrell Volkmann with the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office told reporters: “I find it extremely hard to believe that one of the election workers at that particular voting precinct, PCT 3, did not recognize Rodriguez III and recall his incarcerated past history. Rocksprings is a very small town and everyone is very aware of other’s business it seems…” https://publicinterestlegal.org/election-law-live/admitted-illegal-voting-in-tex... http://www.edwardscountysheriff.org/page.php?id=10
Kansas Ford County - Name Unknown 2010 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in both Kansas and Iowa. Referred to county attorney. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Texas Cynthia Lopez F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail 3 3 Cynthia Lopez pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud after being charged with three counts of illegally returning marked ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (suspended), 12 months probation, 40 hours community service, $200 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Jim Wells/Live Oak: 20066

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