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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Michigan Rita Smith F 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.,4534,7-164--269660--,00.html
Georgia Eldridge Harris M 2007-06 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385 (a), § 21-2-385 (b) and § 21-2-574, pertaining to absentee ballots. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2006-27, Lamar County) $600 fine, cease and desist order and a reprimand
Illinois Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick F 2006-11 General 2008-01 Non-citizen voting 1 Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick, a citizen of Peru, registered to vote in Illinois using the federal “Motor Voter” registration form in August 2005, when she applied for an Illinois driver’s license and signed a voter registration application in which she checked a box indicating she was a United States citizen. Fitzpatrick was caught when she submitted her application for naturalization in 2007 and indicated that she had registered and illegally voted in a U.S. election in November 2006. By law, voting by a non-citizen is a deportable offense, and there is no intent requirement. The Department of Justice Board of Immigration Appeals upheld a decision to deport Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick for voting in a federal election. Deportation
Illinois Deidra Humphrey F 2008 2009-01 Registration Fraud 2 Humphrey, who worked for the Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition (MPVC) and the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN), was charged for turning in forged and incorrect voter registration applications in order to get money for the falsified registrations. Pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud.
Kentucky Bullitt County - Name Unknown 2008 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Dismissed. Dismissed
Oregon Chris Frison M 2003-11 Petition Fraud 2 Chris Frison submitted forged signatures on two separate petitions. Plead guilty to 2 counts of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony. 11 months in jail, 2 years post-prison supervision for count 1; 3 years probation for count 2. Also drug treatment.
Florida Raven Simona Williams "Madison 9" F 2010 Madison school board 2011-11 Absentee/Mail Perjury 5 2 Raven Simona Williams, one of the "Madison 9." was charged with two counts of felony fraud in connection with casting a vote, two counts of perjury by false written declaration, and one count of providing a false report to law enforcement authorities, as part of a scheme to illegally request, distribute, and collect absentee ballots in the 2010 Madison school board election. Charges against Williams were dismissed. Dismissed
Wisconsin Caitlin B. Haycock Jenny Wanasek F 2011-11 Recall 2013-03 Petition fraud 1 0 Caitlin B. Haycock pleaded* guilty to misdemeanor election fraud for illegally signing her parents' names to a petition seeking a recall election for Gov. Scott Walker. Her parents also signed separately. Haycock was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and fined $500 as conditions of a year's probation. Jenny Wanasek, the petition circulator who let Haycock sign her parents' names, also pleaded guilty to the same charge and received the same sentence. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 40 hours of community service, $500 fine
Washington Kendra Thill 2007-07 Registration Fraud 1 Felony charges were filed against 7 individuals who submitted about 1,800 registration cards on behalf of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. The organization agreed to keep a better eye on its employees and pay $25,000 to defray costs of the investigation. Kendra Thill was charged with 1 count of providing false information on a voter registration, a felony Dismissed
Washington Travis Bingisser 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.


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