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 Source1sort descending Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Gilbert Tejada M Gilbert Tejada was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Texas Noelia Lopez F 2006-11 General Illegl voting 1 1 Noelia Lopez was charged with one count of illegal voting (TEC 64.012) in the 2006 general election. Dismissed Starr/Brooks: 07-07-09767 CR
Connecticut Nancy Harding (town council member) F Absentee Ballot Fraud Harding, a town council member, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when she could have voted in person. $500 fine, ordered to comply with the law in the future and lost eligibility for certain election jobs
Mississippi Brenda Wiggs (circuit clerk) F Brenda Wiggs, Circuit Clerk of Monroe County, was charged with voter fraud.
Illinois John Jay Bieschke M Petition Fraud Forgery John Jay Bieschke pleaded guilty to forged nominating petitions.
Florida Joann Snelson F 2010 Registration fraud 20 Accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Charges: 10 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 10 counts of submission of false voter registration information.
Connecticut Michael Mele M Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was made that Michael Mele didn't return a list of people to whom he gave absentee ballot applications. No further action taken on complaint.
Texas Gilda Hernandez F 2010-03 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 7 7 Gilda Hernandez pleaded* guilty to two counts of illegal assistance (TEC 64.036) and four counts of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) for illegally possessing other voters' ballots and failing to provide identifying information while assisting voters. She was also alleged to have unlawfully obstructed a watcher and provided false information on a ballot application. *Plea deal: 1 year deferred adjudication, $250 fine Dallas/Rockwall: 11082011CCL-B
Connecticut Maricelys Maldonado F Registration Fraud Maricelys Maldonado was accused of forging 80 voter registration cards to fulfill her duties for the regional Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration. Maldonado was hired to register people to vote, but admitted to taking names from the phone book to complete her work. Maldonado admitted to the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission that she forged the cards. Ordered to write letters of apology to 13 Connecticut towns and pay a $2,000 civil penalty.
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.

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