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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
New York Vincent Sculco (former town Republican Chairman) M 2007 Town Board R Petition Fraud Vincent Sculco allegedly submitted 42 forged signatures on designating petitions for a Republican primary in North Greenbrush, New York. Pleaded to a misdemeanor for misconduct in relation to petitions. 30 days in the Rensselaer County sheriff's work order program http://blog.timesunion.com/localpolitics/1067/north-greenbush-gop-operative-admi... http://news10.com/2007/08/10/alleged-voter-fraud-involving-missing-chairman-the-...
Connecticut Francis McArthur Lori McArthur F 2008-11 2009-11 2010-11 General General General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting Francis McArthur and Lori McArthur registered to vote using as their address, the business address for a private mail facility. An investigation by the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission concluded that both women had violated the law by registering to vote using the business address, by affirming they were bona fide residents when they presented themselves to vote and by casting votes. Due to mitigating circumstances, the Commission ordered the removal of the names from the voter rolls under the business address, but ordered no further action be taken. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_061.pdf
New Jersey Rigo Rodriguez Rigo Rodriguez Lissette Rodriguez Juan Jimenez Belkis M. Cespedes Ana Vely-Gomez Lucia A. Guzman Inocencio Jimenez Jose Ramon Ruiz Dalila Rodriguez Octavio A. Dominguez Juana A. Gil Jose E. Gonzalez Loudes Inoa Ricardo A. Fermin-Cepeda Wilson A. Torres M 2010-05 Paterson city council D 2010-12 Absentee/mail Forgery Witness tampering Pre-Trial Intervention http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases10/pr20101202b.html http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/2014/10/ex-paterson_councilman_wife_i...
Michigan Darlene Frances Branham F 2002 2004 2006 2008 Multiple Voting 4 Willie and Darlene Branham (husband and wife) were accused of voting both in Michigan and in Florida in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.
Texas Veronica Saldivar Belinda Solis F 2012-05 Democratic primary General Donna ISD D 2014-08 Vote buying (federal) 1 29 Veronica Saldivar and Belinda Solis pleaded* guilty in federal court to buying votes during the May 2012 Democratic primary and the 2012 general election. A campaign manager for a Hidalgo County Commissioner bought cocaine and gave it to the two women so they could use it to entice voters. Saldivar pleaded guilty to one count of vote-buying after she admitted to buying 17 to 29 votes with cash, cocaine, beer, and cigarettes. Both women were part of a large year and a half long FBI investigation into election corruption in Hidalgo County that began in January 2013. The women were paid campaign workers, also known as politiqueras, who targeted low income areas and elderly individuals enticing them to vote for a particular candidate. Saldivar was sentenced to eight months in prison and two years of supervised release. *Plea deal: 8 months in prison plus 2 years of supervised release https://www.scribd.com/doc/238315278/Politi-Quera https://www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2014/two-campaign-workers-admit-to... http://www.breitbart.com/Texas/2014/09/1/Court-Records-Accuse-Democrats-Of-Using... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/donna-politiqueras-sentenced-after-buying-v...
Missouri Rogell Coker Jr. Keven Hayes Tracy Renee Jones Danny Lawrence Williams M 2014 General 2015-05 Petition fraud Forgery 0 Felony forgery warrants were issued for Rogell Coker Jr., Danny Lawrence Williams, and Tracy Renee Jones. Keven Hayes was also arrested in Columbia on three felony counts of forgery over fraudulent signatures on a 2014 initiative petition that unsuccessfully sought to put an early-voting proposal on the Missouri ballot. Secretary of State Jason Kander turned its investigative findings over to Boone County law enforcement officials, who filed the charges. There were 1,000 questionable signatures flagged in Boone County alone, including those of deceased individuals. Investigators allege that Hayes submitted petitions with 363 signatures from Boone County, including names of deceased individuals and three people who when contacted said they hadn't signed the petition. Hayes collected signatures on behalf of Buzzard Bay Strategies, which paid bonuses to those collecting the most signatures. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/felony-charges-filed-in-frau...
Kansas Bourbon County - Name Unknown 1998 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation 1 Mother forged her son's signature and voted in his place. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Illinois Sheila Thomas Charles Powell Jesse Lewis Kelvin Ellis Yvette Johnson F 2004-11 General D Vote buying East Saint Louis precinct committeemen Sheila Thomas, Charles Powell, Jesse Lewis, and Kelvin Ellis, as well as precinct worker Yvette Johnson, were convicted for conspiracy to commit election fraud after participating in vote buying activities in the 2004 election, including submitting budgets that would allow city funds to pay voters to vote for Democratic candidates. 18 months in prison, 2 years supervised release, $400 fine http://archive.ksdk.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=81280 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1414782/posts http://madisonrecord.com/stories/510559878-east-st-louis-vote-buying-case-goes-t...
Colorado Katherine Anne Blair F Multiple voting 2 1 Katherine Anne Blair pleaded* guilty to voting twice. A second charge of providing false residency information was dismissed. *Plea deal: 12 months in jail (suspended), 48 hours community service, $5,138.50 fine, court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Connecticut Linda L. Moore F Absentee/Mail Moore was accused of helping union members fill out absentee ballot applications but failing to provide information about herself as required by law. $500 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future

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