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 Brent Cole 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...
Washington Jeremy Westerman M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Jeremy Westerman was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Mississippi Jasper Buggs, Sr. M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Jasper Buggs, Sr. was charged with 1 count of voter fraud and 2 counts of bribery in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to two counts and one was dismissed. (Case #BK2008-005, Circuit Court, Benton County) 5 years, with first year under house arrest and 4 years post-release supervision. Pay $3,522.50 http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo... http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas...
Indiana Terrance Lay M 2003 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Voter intimidation/coercion 10 Terrance Lay pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor count of procuring but intentionally failing to return his brother-in-law's ballot, after being charged with 10 counts of inducing others to vote outside their home precincts and conspiracy in the 2003 Democratic primary. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 120 hours community service http://www.wndu.com/news/indiana/headlines/29736854.html http://www.wibc.com/blogs/final-defendant-east-chicago-vote-fraud-case-gets-comm...
Missouri Golden Gibson 2006 Registration Fraud Golden Gibson was one of eight individuals from ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate, investigated by the FBI and arrested in 2007 for violation of election laws. All eight pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud. http://www.semissourian.com/story/1322558.html http://dailycaller.com/2010/06/10/acorn-employees-tell-fbi-of-deliberate-electio... http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-ne...
Kansas Finney County - Name Unknown 2008 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud 1 Non-citizen was accused of registering and voting. Prosecuted by county attorney; resulted in diversion. Diversion http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
New Hampshire Mark William Ross M 2006-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Mark William Ross because he reportedly registered and voted on Election Day for the first time without photo identification, and the United States Post Office returned a verification letter sent to his address as undeliverable. His identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Ross was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/372490-new-hampshire-cases.html
Missouri Clara Moretina John Moretina F 2010-03 Democrat Primary - 2010 D 1 1 John and Clara Moretina, aunt and uncle of Democrat State Rep. J.J. Rizzo, pleaded* guilty to voter fraud - one count each of state misdemeanor charges of Committing Class Three Election Offenses - in Jackson County. According to County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, they willfully provided to Kansas City Board of Election officials false information as to their addresses and residences in order to vote. The Moretinas admitted they attempted to cast an improper ballot in the Aug. 3, 2010, Missouri House primary in the 40th district. Rizzo won the primary by one vote. Kansas City Police Department detectives began to investigate voter fraud allegations after John C. Moretina pleaded* guilty in U.S. District Court to voter fraud by registering to vote on or about July 9, 2010, using a false address. Moretina, who actually resided in Gladstone in Clay County, voted in the 40th District primary in Jackson County on Aug. 3, 2010, using the false address. The Moretinas told an FBI Special Agent in May 2012 that they registered to vote in the 40th District primary because their nephew was a candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives in the 40th District. In addition to a fine, both will forfeit their voting rights. *Plea deal/state: $250 fine plus forfeiture of voting rights, for 1 misdemeanor charge of Committing Class Three Election Offense. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article322182/M... http://www.kshb.com/news/political/relatives-of-mo-lawmaker-plead-guilty-to-vote...
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-...
Connecticut Elizabeth McCormack F D Absentee/Mail Elizabeth McCormack was accused of misrepresenting eligibility requirements for voting absentee in a democratic primary in which she was a candidate. She was also accused of neglecting to provide information about herself required by law, when she assisted people with absentee ballot applications. First allegation dismissed. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law for assisting people with absentee ballots in the future. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law

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