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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Chris De Leon Irene Rodriguez F 2014-06 Mercedes municipal runoff Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Chris De Leon, the owner of the adult daycare that disabled senior Yolanda Gonzales attended, and Irene Rodriguez, the wife of Mercedes City Commissioner and mayoral candidate Rudy Rodriguez, entered Gonzales' home, opened mail-in ballots for the June 2014 City Commission runoff, and instructed Gonzales how to complete her own ballot. The two women then instructed Gonzales to complete and sign the ballots of her mentally-impaired brother Rene Gonzales and her 88-year-old bedridden father Jose Gonzales, who weren’t home. It’s illegal to cast someone’s vote for them without their knowledge and to instruct someone how to vote as they are voting. It is also against the law to mark their ballot or take it to the mail for them without signing as a voter assistant. Describing the incident, Yolanda Gonzales — who, at 64, suffers from various disabilities — didn’t seem to understand that what she had done was wrong. She said she had just followed the instructions of the campaign workers, who told her she was allowed to mark votes for her father and brother. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/mercedes-man-alleges-campaign-workers-took-...
Washington Carol Dersham F 2005-09 Primary Multiple Voting Absentee Ballot Fraud 1 Carol Dersham, of Jefferson County, Washington, reportedly signed the outside envelopes of two ballots in a 2005 election. There is no proof she intended to vote twice, so criminal charges were not filed. No charges filed; name kept on file for likely criminal prosecution if she repeated the action. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370216-washington-jefferson-county.html
Georgia Ludwig Medlin M Registration Fraud Non-citizen voting Ludwig Medlin was not a U.S. citizen when he voted. OSAH hearing https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Kansas Decatur County - Names Unknown 2004 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Voters were incapable of voting but ballots were voted anyway. Accused of perjury and forgery, and the ballots were challenged. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Connecticut Manolis Sfinarolakis M Ineligible district voting The Democratic and Republican Registrars of Voters brought a complaint against Manolis Sfinarolakis for claiming his parent's home as his residence. Information showed that the claimed address was not actually his primary residence. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded there was insufficient evidence that Sfinarolakis had abandonded a claim to bona fide residence at his parent's home. Matter was dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_005.pdf
Kentucky Pike County - Name Unknown 2010 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Charge was amended. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Kentucky Tony Gumm Jeffrey Newport Martha Hughes William Proffitt Corey Page Michael Page M 2006-11 General Vote buying Tony Gumm pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election, along with Jeffrey Newport, Martha Hughes, William Proffitt, Corey Page, and Michael Page. From October to November 7, 2006, the group conspired to pay voters to cast walk-in absentee ballots. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 8 months home detention, $4000 fine http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/tompkinsville-man-sentenced-i... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty...
Idaho Nancy Elaine White F Registration Fraud Charged with illegal registrations by voter. Pleaded guilty. $200 fine and 3 months probation. The case was later dismissed.
Texas Federico Reyes M Federico Reyes was not formally charged with anything and the case was dismissed because there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Norma McCloud F OTHER Norma McCloud was accused of permiting sister-in-law of candidate to work as poll worker. Dismissed https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...

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