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 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Iowa Denise Cooper F 2008-11 General Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Denise Cooper pleaded* guilty to voting in the 2008 election despite being a convicted felon who had not had her voting rights restored. *Plea deal: 5 years in prison http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/election-misconduct-defendant-pleads-guilty/art...
Mississippi Clint Moffitt (former candidate for Benton County Sheriff) Lillie Jean Norton Ada Tucker M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff D Vote Buying 2 Clint Moffit, candidate for Benton County Sheriff, was charged with 1 count of voter fraud and 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud. 5 year sentence with the first two years to be served in a Mississippi Department of Corrections facility, the third year under house arrest and two years of post-release supervision. $5,000 fine. http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://djournal.com/news/benton-county-voter-fraud/ http://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO66689.pdf
Texas Lupe Rivera Jr. Lupe Rivera Sr. Graciela Sanchez M 2013-11 Weslaco municipal D 2015-10 Absentee/mail 2 2 Lupe Rivera Jr. was charged with two counts of voter fraud for possessing a ballot and not providing his name and address on the carrier envelope in the November 2013 race for Weslaco City Commission District 5. Rivera's father Lupe Rivera Sr., then-incumbent City Commissioner, and Graciela Sanchez were also charged. The election was successfully contested due to fraud. Dismissed http://m.themonitor.com/mvtc/news/ag-files-charges-against-rivera/article_3c54d4... http://www.krgv.com/story/32419876/former-weslaco-city-commissioner-pleads-guilt...
Washington William Arnold Davis M 2004-11 2005-06 Absentee/Mail - Impersonation Forgery Multiple Voting 1 William Arnold Davis was charged with casting an absentee ballot in the name of his recently deceased spouse, Sonoko Davis. 1 year in jail (suspended) and $5,000 fine (suspended $4,900) http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20050622&slug=vote22m http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395994-washington-king-county-cases.html
Kentucky Whitley County - Name Unknown 2002 Registration Fraud 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of destruction of registration records. Charge dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Texas Mark Homero Almaraz Benito Aranda Jr. M 2012-05 Primary 2014-04 Ineligible ? 1 1 Mark Homero Almaraz of San Diego and Benito Aranda Jr. of Alice were arrested for illegally voting in Jim Wells County in the May 2012 Primary Election, an election in which they knew they were not eligible to vote, a second degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in jail, as well as a fine of up to $10,000. https://web.archive.org/web/20140917211814/http://www.alicetx.com/news/article_a...
Georgia Elaine Haynes F 2006-03 OTHER - failure to check ID Accused of violating laws to adequately check voters’ IDs. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2005-000060, City of Hampton) Cease and desist order and ordered to complete further training https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Washington Richard Lindblom 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...
Connecticut Beatrice Sabatino F Absentee Ballot Fraud Sabatino, who worked at her assigned polling place on Election Day, filled out an absentee ballot for the election. She was accused of not withdrawing the absentee ballot after learning of her polling place work assignment. $100 fine, ordered to comply with the law in the future and lost eligibility to work certain election jobs
Washington Jane Kay Balogh F 2007-08 Absentee Ballot Fraud Registration fraud 1 Jane Kay Balough was convicted of absentee ballot fraud after registering her dog to vote and using his paw print for a signature. She claimed she did it to "point out that the system is flawed" and that she considered herself a "whistle-blower." She was charged with making a false or misleading statement to a public servant. Later found in violation of court sentence. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395994-washington-king-county-cases.html

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