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
California Roger Treskunff (former Hayward County school board candidate) M Registration Fraud 40 0 Roger Treskunff, a former Hayward County school board candidate, pleaded* guilty to registering fictitious voters and falsifying ballot initiatives, both felonies. Treskunoff was intially charged with over 40 felonies. *Plea deal: 1 year in prison, 5 years probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403779-california-alameda-county-response... https://web.archive.org/web/20100306035327/http://www.sos.ca.gov/admin/press-rel...
Connecticut Barbara Morehead F Ineligible district voting Barbara Morehead was accused of voting from Hartford when she was legally a resident of East Hartford. $1,000 fine -which was reduced to $250 because of her financial circumstances. Ordered to comply with the law in the future and to cancel her voter registration in Hartford.
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Clemme Black Absentee Ballot Fraud Clemme Black was accused of unlawful assistance with absentee ballots. Dismissed for lack of evidence. Dismissed for lack of evidence. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Ohio Heather Halstead Joel Speyer Marc Gustafson Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle Michael Anne Kyle +7 others 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Heather Halstead was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they are already registered in New York. *Plea deal: No charges filed http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2008/10/rich-new-york-democrats-commit...
Idaho Thomas Gordon Stevens M 2010 Primary Registration fraud Ineligible voting 2 1 Thomas Gordon Stevens was found guilty of illegal registration (Idaho Code 18-2322) and ineligible voting (IC 18-2307) in the 2010 primary election. 180 days in jail (suspended), 2 years probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/392488-idaho-bonneville-county-response-w... https://legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title18/T18CH23SECT18-2322.htm http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title18/T18CH23SECT18-2307.htm
Washington Susan M. Bishop F 2005-11 General Multiple Voting Absentee Ballot Fraud 1 Susan M. Bishop, of Jefferson County, Washington, reportedly signed the outside envelopes of two ballots in a 2005 election; one for herself and one for Randy S. Harder. There was no proof she intended to vote twice, so criminal charges were not filed. Name was kept on file for likely criminal prosecution if she repeated the action. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370216-washington-jefferson-county.html
Wisconsin Gladys Huber F OTHER Gladys Huber was accused of falsifying information pertaining to candidacy or nomination. She reportedly was a "fake" candidate for the Democratic party, hired by Republicans to ensure there would be a primary before the general election.
Connecticut George Cabrera, Jr. (former candidate) M 2000-03 Democratic Town Council primary D Absentee/Mail George Cabrera, Jr. was one of several candidates vying for election to the Bridgeport Town Council. He participated in an absentee ballot mobilization effort with several other candidates. As part of his actions, he broke the law by being present when people filled out their ballots and then again when he took possession of the ballots for submission to election officials. Cabrera settled with the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission in order to avoid litigation and additional expense. Fined $750. http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
New Mexico Unknown impersonator M 2004 Impersonation 1 Dwight Adkins, a frequent voter, took a special interest in the 2004 election; donating money, attending rallies and volunteering for a candidate. When he presented to vote that year, election officials informed him that someone had already cast a ballot in his name. He was allowed to vote a provisional ballot, but his vote was ultimately not counted. http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/08/11/another-new-mexico-voter-disenfranchis...
Virginia Jennifer Derrebery Adam Dustin Ward F 2011-12 Republican primary R Petition Fraud Perjury Forgery 2 0 Jennifer Derrebery, of Bassett, pleaded* guilty in Augusta County to felony counts of election fraud and perjury after falsifying hundreds of signatures on campaign petitions for Republican candidate Newt Gingrich in Virginia's 2012 presidential primary. Derrebery, working for election contractor Stillwater LLC, submitted signed and notarized forms to the Virginia Board of Elections containing roughly 400 signatures - nearly all of them fraudulent. She was sentenced to 10 years in jail on each offense, to run concurrently (suspended), placed on 5 years’ probation, and ordered to pay $1,266 in court costs. *Plea deal: 10 years in jail for each offense (suspended), 5 years probation, $1,266 court costs http://www.nbc29.com/story/20780721/augusta-grand-jury-indicts-two-on-election-f... http://www.nbc29.com/story/21893927/woman-pleads-guilty-to-felony-election-fraud...

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