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 ascending Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Ruth Turner F Absentee Ballot Fraud Ruth Turner was accused of nursing home absentee ballot fraud. Dismissed http://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/documents...
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Sandra Shirley F Petition Fraud Sandra Shirley was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in the presence of a notary. Notaries did not notarize in the presence of affiants. Case closed. http://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/documents...
Illinois Michael Collins (former Democratic precinct committeeman and former city council member) M 1995 D 1996 Michael Collins was found to have violated Illinois Election Code (10 ILCS 5/29-6) (from Ch. 46, par. 29-6) Sec. 29-6. regarding knowingly destroying, mutilating, defacing, falsifing or forging election materials. He was also found to have violated Illinois Election Code10 ILCS 5/29-10(a), regarding perjury in the election code. 18 months probation, 125 hours community service, court costs and fines https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20in%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20... St. Clair Circuit Court: 96CF0035701, 96CF0035703, 96CF0035705, 96CF0035706
Virginia ? 2012-11 General Multiple voting The Virginia attorney general’s office investigated several possible cases of multi-state duplicate voting uncovered after a comparison of the commonwealth’s registration rolls against voter lists in 21 other states. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-politics/virginia-ag-to-investigate-poss...
Maryland Paul Schurick M 2010 R 2011 Voter intimidation/coercion 6 Campaign manager to incumbent Republican Maryland governor Robert Ehrlich, accused of approving a misleading robocall to suppress the African-American vote in in the 2010 election, which Ehrlich ultimately lost. Charged with 3 counts conspiracy to violate election laws, 1 count election fraud, 1 count authority line violation, and 1 count obstruction of justice. Convicted of 1 count conspiracy to violate election laws, merged with other counts; convicted of 1 count election fraud and 1 count authority line violation. 1 count of conspiracy dismissed, as was obstruction of justice. 30 days home monitoring, 4 years supervised probation, and 500 hours community services. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/paul-schuricks-sentence-in-ehrl... http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-06-16/news/bs-md-henson-indictment-2011061...
Maryland Julius Henson M 2010 2011 Voter intimidation/coercion 5 Political consultant to incumbent Republican Maryland governor Robert Ehrlich, accused of masterminding a misleading robocall to suppress the African-American vote in the 2010 election, which Ehrlich ultimately lost. Charged with 3 counts conspiracy to violate election laws, 1 count election fraud, and 1 count authority a line. Convicted of 1 count conspiracy to violate election laws. Acquitted of 1 count conspiracy, and the counts of election fraud and authority line violation. 1 count conspiracy dismissed. Convicted. 60 days in jail, 3 years supervised probation and he and his company were ordered to pay $1 million in damages. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/civil-penalty-adds-to-fallout-f... http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-06-16/news/bs-md-henson-indictment-2011061...
Texas Lorenzo Antonio Almanza, Jr. Reyna Almanza M 2009-05 Progreso school board In person Impersonation Multiple voting 2 1 Lorenzo Antonio Almanza, Jr. pleaded* guilty to voter impersonation and voting twice in the 2009 Progreso school board election, once in his own name, and again hours later by impersonating his incarcerated brother, Orlando Almanza, to vote a second time. His mother, Reyna Almanza, was also convicted for enabling his fraud by vouching for him. Almanza was sentenced to 5 years' probation for illegal voting *Plea deal: 2 years in state prison (probated?), 5 years probation, $313 court costs https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/06/a-comprehensive-inve... http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/voter-fraud-real-rare/story?id=17213376 Hidalgo/Brooks: 10-03-10343-CR
Maryland Wendy Rosen F 2006 2008 2010 Generals, Presidential primary D 2012 Ineligible district voting Multiple voting Multi-state voting 2 2 The Maryland Democratic Party discovered that Wendy W. Rosen, a Democratic candidate for Maryland's 1st Congressional District, "has been registered to vote in both Florida and Maryland since at least 2006; that she in fact voted in the 2006 general election both in Florida and Maryland; and that she voted in the presidential preference primaries held in both Florida and Maryland in 2008,” based on a September 2012 examination of the voter files from both states, according to Yvette Lewis, the state party chair.  In 2013, Rosen pleaded* guilty to voting illegally in two elections, casting ballots in 2006 and 2010 in Baltimore County even though her legal residence was in Florida. Her plea agreement with the Maryland State Prosecutor's Office sentences Rosen to serve five years’ probation, pay a $5,000 fine, and serve 500 hours of community service.  *Plea deal: 5 years' probation, plus $5,000 fine, plus 500 hours community service, for 2 counts of illegally voting in Maryland https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/maryland-politics/post/maryland-democrat-qu... http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-03-08/news/bal-wendy-rosen-reaches-plea-ag... http://chestertownspy.org/2013/03/08/wendy-rosen-peads-guilty-to-illegal-voting/
Texas Rosa Maria Ortega F Multiple R 2015-10 Non-citizen voting In person 2 5 Rosa Maria Ortega, a non-citizen legally residing in Tarrant County, Texas, was charged with two felony counts of illegal voting. Ortega was charged for voting in person during the November 2012 general election and in the May 2014 primary runoff election in Dallas County. Ortega applied to vote in Tarrant County and acknowledged on the application form that she was not a citizen. The county rejected her application and notified her she was not qualified to vote. Five months later, she applied again and claimed she was a citizen. Ortega never did vote in Tarrant County, but investigators learned she had voted in Dallas County. Dallas County Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole said records showed that Ortega had voted a total of five times. The first was in the Republican primary in 2004 and the most recent was the Republican primary runoff in May 2014. A jury found Ortega guilty of voting while not being a citizen and she was sentenced to eight years in prison. 8 years in prison https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/texas-ags-office-and-tarrant-... http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Woman-Jailed-on-Charge-of-Illegal-Voting-342158... http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/02/09/grand-prairie-woman-sentenced-to-8-years-in-p...
Texas Rafael Elizondo M 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2015-03 Absentee/mail Ballot tampering 5 5 Brownsville residents Rafael Elizondo and Jose A. Garza were indicted for possessing marked ballots without the consent of the voter, in violation of Section 86.006 of the Texas Election Code. Garza was indicted on five counts of possession of a marked ballot without the consent of the voter during a 2012 primary runoff election. https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/attorney-general-paxtons-offi... http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_dce579c6-cdb2-11e4-ae75-97cd...

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