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 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Michigan Zedora Miller (former city council member) Bobbie Baker Frank Fields Angela Smith F 2001-01 2001-11 Ecorse City Council General 2003-01 Absentee Ballot Fraud Voter coercion 5 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. Miller, a member of the Ecorse City Council, was charged with 1 count of improper return of an Absentee Voter Ballot, 1 count of conspiracy to improperly return Absentee Voter Ballot, and 1 count of tampering with an Absentee Voter Ballot or, alternatively, attempting to influence an Absentee Voter. Miller was also charged with 1 count of tampering with an Absentee Voter Ballot and 1 count of improper return of an Absentee Voter Ballot in the November 6, 2001, general election. http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-46849_47203-58997--,00.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826964/posts
Indiana Randall Blue Artis M 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-03 Voter intimidation/coercion 7 Randall Blue Artis was charged with seven felony counts including inducing an East Chicago woman to vote outside of her home precinct and commit other voting violations in connection with the May 2003 Democratic mayoral primary in East Chicago. Longtime Mayor Robert Pastrick narrowly defeated challenger George Pabey in that primary, but the Indiana Supreme Court overturned Pastrick's victory due to widespread voter fraud and ordered a new election. http://www.wbez.org/story/news/local/more-indictments-east-chicago-voter-fraud-c... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1601469/posts http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/artis-brothers-enter-guilty-pleas/article_8dd...
Missouri Cortez Cowan 2006 Registration Fraud Cortez Cowan 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...
Ohio Daniel "Tate" Hausman Amy Little Yolanda Hippensteele M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting Absentee/Mail 1 1 Daniel "Tate" Hausman (New York native, staff member for Vote Today Ohio, and out-of-state campaigner for Barak Obama) was one of several people who came to Franklin County, Ohio, registered to vote after 30 days and voted, eventhough he did not intend to remain a resident of the county and state. He and his co-defendants chose to vote in Ohio over their home states, because Ohio is a swing state and Obama was expected to easily win in their home states. Charged with a violation under Title 35 of Ohio Code, casting an absentee ballot despite not meeting residency requirement. Pleaded guilty. (Case #09-CR-04-2466, Franklin County) 60-day suspended jail sentence, 1 year of probation and a $1000 fine http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2009/04/29/three_voters.ART_ART_04... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396676-ohio-franklin-county-daniel-hausma...
Mississippi Terrance Watts M 2009-05 2009-06 Municipal Elections Ineligible felon voting Absentee Ballot Fraud 2 2 Accused of having voted by absentee ballot in May 19 and June 2, 2009 elections, despite having been disenfranchised after a previous felony conviction. Charged with 2 counts voter fraud. Pleaded guilty. (Case #2010-0681, Madison County) 10 years in prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400863-mississippi-madison-county-with-ca... http://www.daguest.com/canton-man-receives-maximum-sentence-for-voter-fraud/
Indiana Douglas Campbell Terry Danner M 2011 2012-05 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 2 2 Douglas Campbell, the mayor of Austin, pleaded* guilty to misdemeanor electioneering in exchange for prosecutors dismissing felony voter fraud and conspiracy charges. Campbell and Terry Danner were accused of going to at least four homes in 2011 to illegally collect absentee voter ballots. According to one statement, Campbell filled out one of the ballots himself. *Plea deal: 1 year (suspended) http://www.wave3.com/story/20968288/mayor-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fraud http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/indiana-news/Austin-mayor-city-employee-char... https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/CaseSummary/eyJ2Ijp7IkNhc2VUb2tlbiI6Ilp...
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2008 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud 1 A non-citizen was accused of registering and voting in 2008. No actions taken. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Georgia Chattooga County Board of Registrars 2006/11 General Absentee Ballot Fraud The Chattooga County Board of Registrars was accused of improper assistance, delivery and possession of absentee ballots for the November 2006 general election. Cease and desist order and public reprimand
Wisconsin Brittany M. Rainey F 2012-11 General 2013-03 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Brittany M. Rainey pleaded* guilty to voting as a felon and was sentenced to 45 days in the House of Correction. *Plea deal: 45 days in the House of Correction http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/milwaukee-man-pleads-guilty-to-five-counts-of... http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/prosecutors-charge-10-with-voter-fraud-4t...
Mississippi Dona Jones Ann Reed Margie McNair Dona Jones Prentiss Harris Gloria Smith F 2015-11 State General 2015-11 Illegal assistance In February 2016, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office took over the prosecution in a voting fraud case filed against five Franklin County pollworkers charged with election fraud during the Nov. 3, 2015 general election at the Bude precinct. Circuit Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson issued the warrants for their arrests. Dona Jones and Ann Reed of Meadville, and Margie McNair of Bude, were charged with violating a state elections law forbidding “dishonest decisions by managers” of polling places “concerning qualifications of voters.” The women allegedly did not check voter qualifications. State law says if an election manager knowingly permits an unqualified person to vote or prohibits a qualified person from voting, the manager may face jail time of up to three months, a fine of up to $200 or both. Anita Leonard and Carl Cupit, both Republican Party poll observers at the Bude precinct, filed the charges on Nov. 13. Leonard said she saw pollworkers going beyond what is allowed in helping voters and alleged that the pollworkers weren’t properly checking voters’ identification. Sen. Melanie Sojourner, R-Natchez, contested her close loss to former Sen. Bob Dearing in the Senate District 37 race. Dearing, a Democrat, won the seat back from Sojourner by a 62-vote margin. Charges dismissed https://mississippipep.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/franklin-county-poll-workers-arr... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/b113715bcd3745eca3352936439d5364/MS--Vote... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/24b8c1cc5dbd4ba38d83910a01f74b81/MS--Elec...

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