True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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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 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Jose A. Garza M 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2015-03 Absentee/mail Ballot tampering 10 10 Brownsville residents Jose A. Garza and Rafael Elizondo were indicted for possessing marked ballots without the consent of the voter, in violation of Section 86.006 of the Texas Election Code. Elizondo was indicted for possessing more than ten marked ballots without the consent of the voter during a 2012 primary runoff election. The charge is a third-degree felony, punishable by confinement in state jail from 180 days to two years and a fine of up to $10,000. https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/attorney-general-paxtons-offi... http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_dce579c6-cdb2-11e4-ae75-97cd...
California Jason Holley Jessica Sundell M 2006 2006-10 Registration Fraud 1 0 Jason Holley and Jessica Sundell pleaded* guilty to one count of felony voter registration fraud for unlawfully registering voters without their knowledge. They acquired victims’ personal information by checking their IDs and forging voter party registration information in the victims’ name without the victims’ knowledge or consent. They were paid $10 by petition companies and campaign coordinators for each new voter form, as well as being paid separately for gathering petition signatures on statewide ballot initiatives. *Plea deal: 3 years probation http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2007/07_001.pdf http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
Virginia Malcolm Cash M 2005-01 Ineligible Voting 2 Malcolm Cash was charged with unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Prince Edward County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Connecticut Nancy Hill F Multiple Voting The Ridgefield Registrar of Voters brought a complaint against Nancy Hill alleging she attempted to vote more than once in the same election. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that due to mitigating circumstances, Hill had not intentionally voted twice and recommended no further action be taken. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_009.pdf
Wisconsin David Lewis M 2010 Ineligible felon voting 2 1 David Lewis pleaded guilty to Voting by a Disqualified Person (Felon) and Providing False Information to an Election Official (both Class I Felonies). http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
New York John Thompson (former undersheriff) M R 2003 Petition Fraud 13 Former Undersheriff John Thompson was charged with 7 felonies and 6 misdemeanors, with counts ranging from forgery to conspiracy, related to falsifying campaign petitions to get candidates on the ballot. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of misconduct with campaign petitions. http://www.recordonline.com/article/20091103/News/911030314 http://www.recordonline.com/article/20031019/News/310199995
Iowa Dannielle Viola Williams F Danniella Williams was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
North Carolina Nancy Pasewicz Lever F 2008-11 Multiple Voting Absentee/mail 1 Nancy Pasewicz Lever was charged with voting twice, once with an absentee ballot and once in person. She then reportedly called a radio station to talk about it. It was reported that she was testing the system. Deferred prosecution http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370371-north-carolina-iredell-county.html http://www.electionjournal.org/2009/02/21/exposing-ease-of-double-voting-could-l...
Maryland Elsie Virginia Schildt F 2012-11 General 2013-07 Absentee/Mail Impersonation - deceased Multiple voting 3 1 Maryland state prosecutors indicted a Frederick County woman, Elsie Virginia Schildt, for attempting to cast an absentee ballot for her mother, who died two months before Election Day. Schildt, 46, was charged with impersonating another person in an attempt to vote, attempting to vote under a false name and attempting to vote more than once in the same election.  In September 2013, Schildt pleaded* guilty to attempting to vote more than once. Schildt and her mother, who had the same first and last name, requested absentee ballots on March 26, 2012. The mother died Sept. 24. In October, Schildt returned her own absentee ballot. On Nov. 3, she mailed a ballot for her mother, whose signature she had forged. The ballot, received Nov. 7, was not counted “because an employee of the Frederick County Board of Elections had prior knowledge of Elsie Mae Schildt’s death.” Judge Julie Stevenson Solt sentenced Schildt to probation before judgment and ordered her to complete 40 hours of community service. *Plea deal: Probation, plus 40 hours community service for 1 count of attempting to vote twice http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bs-md-illegal-voting-ind... http://www.fredericknewspost.com/locations/local/frederick_county/article_910f25...
Louisiana Tyrell Mathews Braud M 2002 Registration Fraud 3 Tyrell Mathews Braud was indicted on 3 counts of making false declarations to a grand jury in connection with a 2002 fabrication of 11 voter registration applications. Pleaded guilty on all counts. (United States v. Braud, Middle District of Louisiana, 3:03-CR-00019) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html

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