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
Wisconsin Janice Kwiatkowski Louis Kwiatkowski F 2009 Municipal Multiple Voting 1 Janice Kwiatkowski and her husband were accused of each voting twice in a 2009 election that was decided by a two-vote margin. A write-in candidate for trustee defeated the incumbent by a two-vote margin. The couple were convicted of voting in Blooming Grove, near McFarland, where they have their permanent home, five days after voting by absentee ballot in Wyocena, where they have a cottage. $1,500 fine http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime_and_courts/dane-county-couple-fined...
Utah Brandon C. Ellsworth M 2006-11 Daggett County Sheriff 2008-03 Registration Fraud 1 Brandon C. Ellsworth was accused along with 50 other people in Utah's Daggett County, in connection with a 2006 election for sheriff. All 51 were accused of fraudulent registration, and many were accused of living outside the county but registering to vote within the county. Ellsworth pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of class B misdemeanor attempt to fraudulently register to vote. 30 days in jail (suspended) and $500 fine http://archive.sltrib.com/printfriendly.php?id=9208173&itype=NGPSID http://electionupdates.caltech.edu/2008/08/11/utah-voter-registration-fraud-case...
Tennessee James Gary Norman M 2008-12 Registration Fraud 1 James Gary Norman was charged with 1 count of illegal registration or voting. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/402735-tennessee-loudon-county-with-cases...
Ilinois Anthony M.Kimani 2004-11 General Non-citizen voting 1 Anthony M. Kimani, a Kenyan citizen, entered the United States in 2000 on a visitor’s visa, registered to vote in 2003 (after his visa had expired) claiming he was a U.S. citizen in a driver’s license application in Illinois, and illegally voted in the 2004 general election. The violation was only discovered when Kimani attempted to change his immigration status. http://www.ibjonline.com/counterpoint-should-automatic-voter-registration-be-ena...
Mississippi Tyra Lewis F 2009-04 A complaint was filed against Tyra Lewis on 4/15/09, according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00039. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
North Carolina Contested Election: Allen Dial vs. Theresa Locklear 2013-11 Pembroke municipal Contested Election Ineligible district voting A new election was ordered after the State Board of Elections determined at least 30 votes were cast improperly in the November 2013 Pembroke Town Council election Robeson County officials determined that from 12 to 20 votes were cast using invalid addresses. They also found instances of improper IDs used to prove residency and at least eight instances of improper one-stop, absentee voting. Votes for Allen Dial, who was seeking his fifth term, and challenger Theresa Locklear tied at 299, according to the November results. It is not clear if any criminal charges will be filed. District Attorney Johnson Britt said that his office would review the information. New election ordered. http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/article_c261b3b4-ba71-5a12-8d98-b78d581f5c... http://www.wral.com/new-election-ordered-in-pembroke/13237755/ http://robesonian.com/archive/23828
Wisconsin Dan Shansky M 2012-06 Recall Ineligible district voting 1 Dan Shansky left Wisconsin in March 2012 to take a job with a union in California, but still cast a ballot in Wisconsin's June 5, 2012 recall election. The community organizer, who listed the Milwaukee-based Community Action Now as a recent employer, was heavily involved in the protest and recall movement in Wisconsin. The government roll shows Shansky applying for absentee ballots for both the recall’s primary and general elections. But the Milwaukee Clerk’s office only received and counted his ballot for the general election. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2012/06/22/election-fraud-california-uni...
Georgia Charlotte Ward F Charlotte Ward was accused of voting by an unqualified elector. There were also absentee ballot mistakes on the part of the local government. Ward was dismissed for insufficient evidence. Dismissed for insufficient evidence https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Michigan Forrest Smith M 2010 Democrat Primary OTHER Rita Smith and her son, Forrest Smith, were accused of submitting false elections paperwork in connection with the 2010 primary for a state senate seat. The goal was to inflate the unknown candidates on the ballot to benefit candidate Lamar Lemmons Jr. http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164--269660--,00.html
Connecticut Loretta A. Sarro F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Sarro was accused of helping union members fill out absentee ballot applications but neglected to provide information about herself required by law, such as a signature. Civil penalty of $500 and ordered to comply with the law in the future.

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