True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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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 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Ohio Yolanda Hippensteele Amy Little Daniel "Tate" Hausman F 2008 General D Ineligible district voting Absentee/Mail 1 1 Yolanda Hippensteele (California 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 she did not intend to remain a resident of the county and state. She and her 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-04-2467, 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/396677-ohio-franklin-county-yolanda-hippe...
Iowa John Benedict Davis M John D. Davis was charged with 2nd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Texas Hazel Brionne Woodard F 2011-06 Democratic primary D 2012-05 In person Impersonation 1 1 Hazel Brionne Woodard, a 2011 Democratic precinct chair candidate, pleaded* guilty to having her son vote on behalf of his father on June 18, 2011. Voter fraud allegations arose after the boy’s father showed up to cast his own ballot later that same day. Woodward was sentenced to two years of deferred adjudication probation. *Plea deal: Deferred adjudication, 2 years probation http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article23415846.htm... http://www.star-telegram.com/living/family/moms/article3831207.html
Minnesota Adam Charles Bromander M 2011 Ineligible felon voting 1 Bromander, a convicted felon, reportedly voted when his civil rights had not been restored. http://www.twincities.com/2011/08/17/richfield-man-among-6-accused-of-illegal-vo... http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/6-face-charges-illegal-voting-duluth-ir...
Washington Anne Malmevik 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...
Georgia Steve Chappelear Carleton Vines Albert Palmour Dorothy Gilreath Sidney Johnson Lois Reed Anthony Sparks M 2006 General Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Carleton Vines and his accomplices (Albert Palmour, Dorothy Gilreath, Steve Chappelear, Sidney Johnson, Lois Reed, and Anthony Sparks) ran an absentee ballot fraud operation designed to rig the 2006 election in which Vines won election as a State Court Judge. Vines’s co-conspirators acted as “runners,” illegally “assisting” voters in filling out their absentee ballots. In many cases, ballots were transported by the conspirators to Vines’s law office before being subsequently mailed. The group signed a consent decree with the state board of election, acknowleding their actions and accepting a public reprimand. Ordered to cease and desist from further violations of the Election Code, publicly reprimanded. http://www.atlantaunfiltered.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Carleton-Vines-conse...
Ohio Marquetta Corn F Petition Fraud Marquetta Corn worked for Ohioans for a Fair Minimum Wage. Was accused of petition fraud while collecting signatures to get a question about raising Ohio's minimum wage on the ballot. Charged with 1 count prohibited acts concerning declarations or petitions, 1 count false signatures. Pleaded guilty to prohibited acts concerning declarations and petitions. Other count dismissed. 1 year of probation https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-151346850.html
Kentucky Kenton County - Name Unknown 2004 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with fraudulent registration. Charge was dismissed - diverted. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Texas Guadalupe Escamilla Francisco “Frankie” Garcia Rebecca Gonzalez Diana Balderas Castaneda F 2012-11 Donna ISD school board D 2014-01 Vote buying (federal) 1 1 Guadalupe Escamilla was one of three campaign workers who pleaded guilty to vote-buying charges stemming from the November 2012 Donna school board election. *Plea deal: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/13/us/politics/texas-vote-buying-case-casts-glare... https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/three-campaign-workers-charged-buying-votes-donna...
Connecticut Jack D. Rehm M 2009-11 Ineligible district voting 1 The Town of Darien Registrar of Voters brought a complaint against Jack D. Rehm pertaining to his proper residence after an election. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that although Rehm had voted when not legally qualified, no further action was taken due to mitigating circumstances. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_036.pdf

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