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
Washington Tyler Dawson M 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...
Kentucky Wilbur Graves Gary Bartley Ronald Muse Wanda Moore M 2006-11 General 2010-06 Vote buying Wilbur Graves, a former Monroe County Judge-Executive, was convicted of conspiracy to buy votes during the 2006 Monroe County general election. Tompkinsville residents Gary Bartley, Ronald Muse and Wanda Moore were also charged in the conspiracy. 12 months and 1 day in prison, 2 years supervised release, $5000 fine http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty... http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/96184809.html
Virginia Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber F 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Ineligible Voting Multiple Voting Illegal assistance Betty Bolling was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. Charged with unqualified person voting and voting more than once or assisting. Guilty. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html http://e-edition.timesnews.net/article/3721477/retired-postal-worker-sentenced-t... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts
California Gary Sabara, Jr M 2012 City Council Ineligible district voting 1 Gary Sabara, Jr. voted in the Vernon City Council election, but his ballot was disallowed because it was determined that he actually lived in Buena Park. http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/10/local/la-me-0411-vernon-elections-201204...
Michigan Frank Fields Bobbie Baker Zedora Miller Angela Smith M 2001-01 Ecorse City Council 2003-01 Absentee Ballot Fraud 3 Felony charges were filed against Angela Smith, Frank Fields, Zedora Miller and Bobbie Baker. The four were accused of handling and tampering with absentee voter ballots stemming from the January 9, 2001, election for Ecorse City Council. Fields was charged with 1 count of tampering with an Absentee Voter Ballot, 1 count of improper return of an Absentee Voter Ballot, and 1 count of conspiracy to improperly return Absentee Voter Ballot. http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-46849_47203-58997--,00.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826964/posts
Georgia Ludwig Medlin M Registration Fraud Non-citizen voting Ludwig Medlin was not a U.S. citizen when he voted. OSAH hearing https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Kentucky John L. Turner (former sheriff) Arch Turner M 2010 Primary Vote buying Former Breathitt County sheriff John L. Turner pleaded guilty in a vote-buying scheme. He admitted he distributed money to be used in buying votes in the May 2010 primary. Former county schools Superintendent Arch Turner provided the money and directed him to pass it on to a vote-buyer involved in the conspiracy Plea Deal: 2 years probation http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44364261.html https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2012/former-breathitt-county-sheri... http://buzznewskentucky.blogspot.com/2012/10/former-sheriff-gets-probation.html
Connecticut Mary Oleynick (former member of Democratic Town Committee) F D Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Oleynick, a campaign volunteer, was accused of violating procedures for assisting people with absentee ballots and applications. The accusations were raised by a candidate who complained that fraud had taken place because more people voted absentee than usual. Received a civil penalty of $5,000. Lost eligibility for certain election jobs. Ordered to resign from the Democratic Town Committee. Agreed not to solicit or assist with absentee ballots in the future.
Virginia William Tanner M 2003-12 Ineligible Voting 2 William Tanner was charged with unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Mecklenburg County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-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-...

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