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/Rsort ascending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Virginia Jennifer Derrebery Adam Dustin Ward F 2011-12 Republican primary R Petition Fraud Perjury Forgery 2 0 Jennifer Derrebery, of Bassett, pleaded* guilty in Augusta County to felony counts of election fraud and perjury after falsifying hundreds of signatures on campaign petitions for Republican candidate Newt Gingrich in Virginia's 2012 presidential primary. Derrebery, working for election contractor Stillwater LLC, submitted signed and notarized forms to the Virginia Board of Elections containing roughly 400 signatures - nearly all of them fraudulent. She was sentenced to 10 years in jail on each offense, to run concurrently (suspended), placed on 5 years’ probation, and ordered to pay $1,266 in court costs. *Plea deal: 10 years in jail for each offense (suspended), 5 years probation, $1,266 court costs http://www.nbc29.com/story/20780721/augusta-grand-jury-indicts-two-on-election-f... http://www.nbc29.com/story/21893927/woman-pleads-guilty-to-felony-election-fraud...
Massachusetts Courtney Llewellyn Jack Villamaino F 2012-09 Republican primary R 2012-10 Registration fraud Absentee/Mail 5 285 Courtney Llewellyn pleaded guilty to voter fraud charges in Hampden Superior Court. Llewellyn was accused of conspiring with former East Longmeadow Selectman Jack Villamaino in a scheme to change the party affiliations of hundreds of voters to help his chances of winning the Republican Primary. Villamaino was running for State Representative at the time. He pleaded guilty to similar charges last month and sentenced to four months in jail. Llewellyn pleaded guilty to a lesser misdemeanor charge and will serve a of year probation. Four of the charges were "continued without a finding." Those charges include larceny, forgery and felony counts of interfering with an election official. She has been ordered to do community service. Villamaino pleaded guilty in Hampden County Superior Court to charges of larceny under $250, interfering with an election official, four counts of forgery of a document, four counts of perjury, and conspiracy to commit an unlawful act. Villamaino and his wife, Courtney Llewellyn, were charged in 2012 with changing the party affiliations for about 280 East Longmeadow voters. *Plea deal: 1 year probation plus community service, for one misdemeanor charge http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/16491-two-sentenced-in-massac...
Virginia Adam Ward M 2011-12 Republican primary R Petition fraud Forgery 36 0 Adam Ward pleaded* guilty to 36 counts of voter fraud and perjury after forging thousands of signatures on petitions to get Newt Gingrich on the ballot in Virginia’s 2012 presidential primary. In December 2011, Ward collected more than 11,000 signatures, but investigators could not verify more than 4,000 of them. *Plea deal: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/jun/19/virginia-man-ple...
Kentucky Kenneth Day (former Clay County Republican commissioner of Board of Elections) M R Vote buying Kenneth Day serving 18 years in federal prison for multimillion-dollar drug trafficking. Prosecutors say he dealt in "millions of dollars in drugs, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine” and “had developed one of the most successful drug trafficking businesses in the whole entire region.” Day admitted on the stand to “selling tons of marijuana” and hundreds of thousands of dollars of cocaine every other week. He also dealt in votes. "I bought my first vote with half a pint of liquor," Day testified. He described how that mushroomed to a seemingly routine method to buy protection from politicians and win their elections. He said he even bought votes for the sheriff. "That showed people on the ground who had the power and who had the money to buy the votes," Day testified. "As time went on, $5 a vote, $10 a vote. I have paid as high as $800 a vote. ... Election after election, day in and day out, every election I ever worked, it went on." Day was not only an admitted drug trafficker, but he also had served as the longtime Clay County Republican commissioner of the Board of Elections. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu...
Connecticut Jean Winkler (registrar of voters) F R Jean Winkler, a Republican Registrar of Voters and registrar at a voting district, was accused of violating procedures for dealing with a person who wasn't on official voter registry lists. $350 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
New Mexico Eugene Victor M R Impersonation Multiple Voting 1 Eugene Victor wanted to prove a point about the need for voter ID at the polls, so he voted under his son's name, to prove that it could be done. He also voted under his own name. After double voting and impersonation, he turned himself in to authorities. He was charged with false voting, forgery and fraudulent and double voting. Victor pleaded “no contest” to the charge, a fourth-degree felony. 18 months of unsupervised probation https://www.abqjournal.com/564321/protest-vote-ends-in-plea-deal.html
Indiana Charlie White M 2010-05 Primary R 2011-03 Registration fraud 6 1 Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White was convicted of six felonies, including three counts of voter fraud, two counts of perjury and one count of theft for registering to vote and running for office at an address where he didn't reside. 1 year of electronic home monitoring (appealed - 3 of 6 convictions vacated) http://www.cbsnews.com/news/indiana-sec-of-state-convicted-of-voter-fraud/ http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/12291402nhv.pdf http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/29/appeals-court-throws-conv... http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/12291402nhv.pdf
California Mark Jacoby M 2006 2007 R 2008-10 Registration fraud - ineligible district Perjury 4 0 Mark Jacoby, owner of a voter-registration company who collected signatures for petition drives, pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor count of voter fraud after he twice illegally registered to vote at an address where he didn't live, in 2006 and again in 2007. He faced four felony charges: two counts of voter registration fraud and two counts of perjury. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 30 days community service http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/06/owner-of-registration-company-plea... http://www.cbsnews.com/news/signature-gatherer-arrested-in-voter-fraud/
Tennessee Shirley Ward (president of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women) F 2006-03 Tipton County Commission R 2006-08 Ineligible district voting 1 Shirley Ward, the president of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women, was arrested on charges of voter fraud. She reportedly turned herself in and was accused of knowingly voting in the wrong district of the county during early voting. http://www.nashvillepost.com/home/article/20400398/gop-leader-arrested-by-tbi-fo...
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...

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