True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort ascending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Massachusetts Mark Evangelous M, 2011-10 Marlborough municipal 2012-01 Absentee/Mail Impersonation-deceased Forgery 3 0 Mark Evangelous, a candidate for councilor-at-large in the 2011 Marlborough city election, was indicted in February 2012 on voter fraud charges for submitting a fraudulent absentee ballot application in the name of a deceased voter. A grand jury returned a “true bill” indicting Evangelous, age 51, with charges of forgery, uttering and violating absentee voting laws. He has also been charged with lying to the police during an investigation of the allegations. The charges relate to a fraudulent absentee ballot application that was submitted to the City Clerk's office by Evangelous, on the Friday before the November 1, 2011 election, for a person he said was his aunt. The clerk's office subsequently determined the woman was deceased.  In November 2012, after Evangelous admitted to sufficient facts, a Middlesex Superior Court judge continued the case without a finding, placing Evangelous on probation for a year and assigning 200 hours of community service, after which the forgery and uttering charges would be dismissed.  *Plea deal:1 year probation plus 200 hours community service, for forgery, uttering a false document and violating absentee voting laws (forgery and uttering to be dropped on completion of sentence). https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/02/16/marlborough-city-council-candidate-... http://middlesexda.com/news/press-release.php?reference=529 http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20121005/News/310059325
California Donald Dewsnup M 2015-11 San Francisco Supervisory Council 2016-04 Registration fraud - false address Ineligible district voting 7 1 Donald Dewsnup was charged with registering to vote using a false address, which allowed him to illegally vote in San Francisco Supervisorial District 3, in which he didn’t live. Dewsnup faces three felony counts of filing a false document with a government agency, two felony counts of perjury and two felony counts of false voter registration. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Pro-development-advocate-Donald-Dewsnup-ch... http://hoodline.com/2016/04/pro-development-activist-arrested-on-suspicion-of-vo...
Washington John Doe1 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...
Indiana Florentino Guillen (city employee) M 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D 2006 Absentee Ballot Fraud Ineligible district voting Perjury 3 1 Florentino Guillen, city school custodian, charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Admitted in court that he listed a false address on his absentee ballot application, the address of his cousin, Ray Guillen, and that he picked up his absentee ballot application from the mayor's campaign headquarters. Charged with 1 count of fraudulent application for ballots, 1 count voting in other precinct, 1 count perjury. Pleaded guilty to voting in other precinct, a misdemeanor. Other counts dismissed. 1 year of probation https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1132898961.html https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-0FF62EAC45EB8421.html http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=2214
California Robert Mariette (campaign official) M 2005-11 2006-06 2006-11 2007-11 2008-02 2008-06 2008-11 2009-02 2010 Frauduent Voting Registration Fraud Perjury 13 8 Robert Mariette voted and held office in a district in which he did not reside. He cast votes and was on the board of directors in the Mountain Gate Community Services District, a district in which he did not reside. Mariette was charged with 13 counts. 8 counts of fraudulent voting, 2 counts of registration fraud, and 3 counts of perjury. He reportedly registered to vote using his girlfriend's address. He pleaded no contest to 1 count of fraudulent voting and 1 count of fraudulent registration. All other charges were dismissed. (Shasta County - Case # F-10-07895-01) 36 months of conditional/revocable release and 30 days on adult work program http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/406815-california-shasta-county-with-case... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/406811-california-shasta-response-with-ca... http://www.redding.com/news/mariette-pleads-no-contest-to-voter-fraud-ep-3756461...
Arkansas Scott Montgomery (sheriff and candidate) M 2008-05 Democratic Primary for Sheriff D Voter intimidation/coercion Sheriff Scott Montgomery faced allegations of political intimidation, including bribing people to change votes in a sheriff's race to receive favors and/or not receive punishment from law enforcement. Allegations regarded violations of the Political Practices Act related to the May 20, 2008 election for sheriff of Perry County. The circuit court entered an order on June 27, 2008, dismissing the complaint. Dismissed https://cases.justia.com/arkansas/supreme-court/40305.pdf
Connecticut Michael Weinberg M Ineligible district voting Michael Weinberg and wife Helene Barbara Weinberg lived in a home in Roxbury while simultaneously maintaining a home in New York City. A neighbor accused the couple of not living in Roxbury, and therefore illegally voting in the 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 elections. The neighbor also accused the couple of attempting to disenfranchise the votes of other Roxbury residents by sending out an email indicating that one could register and vote in Roxbury if they paid taxes there, and that they didn't necessarily have to live there. The State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that the couple did qualify as residents of Roxbury, and didn't send out the email with the intent of disenfranchising anybody's vote, despite the incorrect legal advice. The matter was dismissed Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_122.pdf
Georgia Timothy Godsey M 2008-06 Vote Buying Compensation offered to individuals to register and to vote. (State Elections Board Case #2007-00211080074, City of Chickamauga) $2,000 fine, cease and desist order and a public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Iowa Brandon James Dean M 2008-11 General Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Brandon James Dean pleaded* guilty to voting in the 2008 election despite being a convicted felon who had not had his voting rights restored. *Plea deal: 5 years in prison (suspended), 5 years probation http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/election-misconduct-defendant-pleads-guilty/art...
Kentucky Earl Young Naomi Johnson Jackie Jennings M 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy 4 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html

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