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
Kansas Decatur County - Names Unknown Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Nursing home residents' ballots voted by adult children. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Washington Dan Millikan 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. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
Mississippi Kenny Ray Bowen M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Kenny Ray Bowen was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 2 counts of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts of voter fraud. (Case #BK2008-007A, Circuit Court, Benton County) 5 years, with 4 years and 6 months suspended. First 6 months under house arrest and then 4 years and 6 months of post-release supervision. Pay $1,922.50. http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo...
Connecticut Amparo Castaneda F 2008-11 Presidential Multiple Voting A complaint was brought against Amparo Castaneda alleging that she voted twice during the 2008 presidential election. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that the matter should be dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_034.pdf
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Theresa J. Byas F Multiple Voting Registration Fraud 2 1 Theresa J. Byas was accused of filling out two registration cards and voting twice. Byas agreed to plead to a misdimeanor. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Connecticut Barbara A. Cohen F Ineligible district voting Stanley and Barbara Cohen were accused of voting using the address of a place they did not reside. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that the matter should be dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/2008_047.pdf
Illinois Joan Fortner F Multiple Voting Joan Fortner pleaded guilty to voting twice in the same election. Charged with disregard of election code. Charged with disregard of election code. Received supervision. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403882-illinois-lake-county-response.html
Washington Justin Black 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. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
Washington Phineas F. Porter M 2004-11 General Multiple Voting Absentee Ballot Fraud 1 Phineas F. Porter, of Jefferson County, Washington, reportedly voted at the polls as well as voting an absentee ballot from Snohomish County, Washington, in the November 2004 general election. Criminal charges were not filed on the assumption that Porter "made an honest mistake." Name kept on file for likely criminal prosecution if he repeated the action; Snohomish County registration cancelled. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370216-washington-jefferson-county.html
Washington Debra Stadler F 2008 Absentee/Mail 1 Debra Stadler was charged with absentee ballot fraud, a felony case. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370961-washington-island-county-2.html

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