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
Washington Beth Jenkins F 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 Shane Peters M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Shane Peters was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Kentucky Donnie Newsome (former Knott County Judge-Executive and former state representative) Willard Smith M 1998-05 Primary D 2003-04 Vote buying Knott County Judge-Executive Donnie Newsome was convicted of leading a conspiracy to buy votes in the May 26, 1998 Knott County primary election. The jury found that Donnie Newsome and Willard Smith, working together and with other conspirators, approached and paid numerous impoverished, handicapped, illiterate or otherwise impaired persons to vote for Newsome and others by absentee ballot, resulting in a large increase in the rate of absentee voting 26 months in prison and $20,000 fine http://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/pr/2004/March/04_crm_164.htm http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/900460/posts
Mississippi Carl Mickens (Noxubee County Circuit Clerk) Noxubee County 2003 2005-02 Section 11(b), Voting Rights Act violation Voter intimidation/coercion Carl Mickens, individually and in his official capacity as Circuit Clerk of Noxubee County, and Noxubee County were sued by the U.S. along with Ike Brown and the NDEC, for violating Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act. A consent decree was entered with these defendants contemporaneously with the filing of the Ike Brown complaint, which they were removed from. Consent decree - effective through December 2012 https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/crt/legacy/2010/12/15/noxubee_comp_0... https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/crt/legacy/2010/12/15/noxubee_cd_0.p...
Missouri Kenneth Williams M 2006 Registration Fraud Kenneth Williams 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...
Connecticut CT ACORN 2008 Registration Fraud Two Republican registrars of voters brought complaints to the State Elections Enforcement Commission that hundreds of registration applications ACORN submitted to them were "problem cards." The Commission investigated ACORN's actions near the registrars' cities, Bridgeport and Stamford. An investigation found there was not enough evidence to "determine that CT ACORN had an institutional or systemic role in designing and implementing a scheme or strategy to fraudulently register or enroll electors" in the two cities. The Commission took no further action. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/fd_2008_131%20&135.pdf
Maryland Julius Henson M 2010 2011 Voter intimidation/coercion 5 Political consultant to incumbent Republican Maryland governor Robert Ehrlich, accused of masterminding a misleading robocall to suppress the African-American vote in the 2010 election, which Ehrlich ultimately lost. Charged with 3 counts conspiracy to violate election laws, 1 count election fraud, and 1 count authority a line. Convicted of 1 count conspiracy to violate election laws. Acquitted of 1 count conspiracy, and the counts of election fraud and authority line violation. 1 count conspiracy dismissed. Convicted. 60 days in jail, 3 years supervised probation and he and his company were ordered to pay $1 million in damages. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/civil-penalty-adds-to-fallout-f... http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-06-16/news/bs-md-henson-indictment-2011061...
Iowa Beth Ann Gallagher F 2012 Impersonation Multiple voting 1 Beth Ann Gallagher pleaded* guilty to false representation of records after casting an absentee ballot on behalf of her daughter, who had recently moved to Minnesota and who also voted in Minnesota in the 2012 election. Gallagher reported the incident to the Delaware County auditor’s office, which ultimately triggered an investigation and criminal charges. *Plea deal: $147 fine http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2013/12/16/guilty-pleas-res...
New Jersey Steve Fulop campaign 2013-05 Jersey City municipal Absentee/mail Ballot tampering The re-election campaign of Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy accused rival City Councilman Steve Fulop’s campaign of sending out mail-in ballot applications that use a Fulop P.O. box, not the Hudson County clerk, as a return address. “Fulop is attempting to trick people into sending their ballots to the wrong place in order to suppress the vote in Ward F a ward Fulop knows he will lose,” says Jermaine Robinson, Healy’s Ward F council hopeful. New Jersey’s administrative code reads that the return address on mail-in ballot applications “shall not be altered or changed by any person or entity.” Fulop’s campaign insists it has the legal right to send out the applications with its address on it. A state Division of Elections spokesman referred comment to Hudson County Clerk Barbara Netchert. The state Election Law Enforcement Commission declined to comment. Netchert responded with a statement that she issued on Friday urging voters to use the county’s official application for mail-in ballots. http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2013/05/jersey_city_mayors_re-election...
California Misty Marie Lambert F 2016-09 California Valley CSD 2016-09 Registration fraud - ineligible district Perjury 4 0 Misty Marie Lambert, a member of the California Valley Community Services District Board of Directors, was charged with felony election fraud, including voter registration fraud, filing a false declaration of candidacy document, perjury by declaration, and offering a false instrument for recording, by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office. Lambert filed a Declaration of Candidacy for reelection to the Board claiming she was a resident of California Valley when she actually lived elsewhere and was ineligible to serve on the Board. http://www.ksby.com/story/33097645/election-fraud-charges-filed-against-californ...

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