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 Source3 Source4 Source5sort ascending Follow Up
Mississippi Ike Brown (former chair of the Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee) Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee M 2003 Democratic primary D 2005-02 Section 2, Voting Rights Act violation Vote dilution Absentee/Mail Ike Brown, along with the Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee which he chaired starting in 2000 and the Noxubee County Election Commission, were found to have violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act by systematically and intentionally disenfranchising white voters. The U.S. proved that Brown and his co-defendants rigged the Democratic primary voting process against white voters by manipulating voter rolls, tampering with absentee ballots, making threats to ban some whites from voting, miscounting ballots to ensure white candidates lost, and committing other discriminatory acts. The landmark case marked the first time the federal government used the 1965 Voting Rights Act to protect the rights of white voters. When violations continued during the August 2007 Democratic primary, the court appointed a Referee-Administrator to organize the county’s Democratic primary elections until November 20, 2011; limited the role that defendants could play in supervising future primary elections; and directed poll managers to apply Mississippi’s election laws in counting ballots and preventing improper voter assistance. The 2007 ruling and remedial order were affirmed by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2009. Referee-Administrator appointed to organize county Democratic primaries through November 20, 2011; defendants' role in supervising future primaries limited; poll managers directed to apply Mississippi’s election laws in counting ballots and preventing improper voter assistance. http://www.leagle.com/decision/2007934494FSupp2d440_1892/U.S.%20v.%20BROWN http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions%5Cpub%5C07/07-60588-CV0.wpd.pdf https://www.justice.gov/crt/cases-raising-claims-under-section-11b-voting-rights... https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/crt/legacy/2010/12/15/noxubee_comp_0... https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/crt/legacy/2010/12/15/noxubee_remedi...
Alabama Gay Nell Tinker (aka Gay Nell Singleton) F 2004-11 2005-05 Democratic primaries D 2008-03 Absentee/Mail Forgery 13 5 Gay Nell Tinker [Singleton], a former circuit clerk for Hale County, pleaded* guilty to five misdemeanor counts of absentee ballot fraud, after her scheme to orchestrate fraudulent absentee ballots for the benefit of multiple candidates during November 2004 and May 2005 Democratic primaries was uncovered. She admitted to falsifying the ballots of five voters to benefit certain candidates, including her brother, Circuit Court Judge Marvin Wiggins, and her husband, Senator Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro). As part of her plea deal, prosecutors dropped 13 felony voter fraud charges. *Plea deal: Barred from serving as Hale County's absentee ballot manager for at least six years http://www.wsfa.com/story/13078107/former http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20090915/news/909149917?p=3&tc=pg http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20100901/news/100839921?p=2&tc=pg http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/FraudTrial_HaleCountyAlabama.pdf http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20100901/news/100839921
Texas Rebecca Gonzalez Francisco “Frankie” Garcia Diana Balderas Castaneda Guadalupe Escamilla F 2012-11 Donna ISD school board D 2014-01 Vote buying (federal) 1 1 Rebecca Gonzalez was one of three campaign workers who who pleaded* guilty to federal vote-buying charges stemming from the November 2012 Donna school board election. The women gave residents cash, drugs, beer and cigarettes, which the candidates they worked for and their campaign managers would give them for that purpose, In exchange for their votes in the 2012 primary and general elections. Gonzalez pleaded guilty to one count of vote-buying and was sentenced to four months in prison and two years of supervised release. *Plea deal: 4 months in prison plus two years of supervised release https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/campaign-worker-pleads-guilty-buying-votes-donna-... http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/13/us/politics/texas-vote-buying-case-casts-glare... http://m.themonitor.com/news/local/article_79bc9700-95da-11e3-8512-0017a43b2370.... https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/three-campaign-workers-charged-buying-votes-donna... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/donna-politiqueras-sentenced-after-buying-v...
Florida Election contest: Bruce Guyton v. Lynne Hubbard 2016-03 Riviera Beach municipal 2016-04 Election contest Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 3 Incumbent Bruce Guyton challenged the results of the March 2016 Riviera Beach City Council race that ended in a tie between him and Lynne Hubbard, claiming that three absentee ballots casts by relatives of Hubbard should be thrown out. Guyton says there is proof that Hubbard’s nephew and two brothers don’t live at her house, as listed in their voter registration. Hubbard won a scheduled runoff election in May 2017, ending the contest. Runoff election: Guyton lost http://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/riviera-beach/hearing-set-fo... http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/riviera-beach-counc... http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/election-fraud-trial-starts-i... http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/news/documents/2016/04/21/4-14-16_Complaint.p... http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/hubbard-tops-guyton-ending-bitter...
Indiana Indiana Voter Registration Project 2016 General D Registration fraud Indiana State Police are investigating fraudulent voter registration forms submitted in Marion and Hendricks counties by the Indiana Voter Registration Project, a group backed by Patriot Majority USA that is run by Democratic strategist Craig Varoga. Secretary of State Connie Lawson said the group turned in forged voter registration applications and was found to be altering the information of voters who were already registered, changing the voter's address to an address not associated with the voter without the voter's knowledge. http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2016/09/15/state-police-investigatin... http://www.wthr.com/article/indiana-secretary-of-state-investigating-forged-vote... http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2016/09/23/whos-behind-group-police-... http://www.heraldbulletin.com/news/local_news/isp-investigating-local-voter-regi... http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2016/10/04/state-police-raid-indy-offic...
West Virginia Perry French Harvey, Jr. (former United Mine Workers official) M 2004-05 Primary D 2005-08 Vote Buying 1 Perry French Harvey, Jr. was indicted for conspiring with others to get a House of Delegates candidate elected. Harvey was accused of accepting $2,000 to pay for votes. Indicted on one count of conspiracy to buy votes. Pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe voters. 3 years of probation, a $1,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/us/election-fraud-is-the-target-of-fbi-sting.h... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1549361/posts http://www.leagle.com/decision/In%20FDCO%2020150304G81/U.S.%20v.%20HARVEY http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/01/AR2005120101724_... http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-71.htm
New Jersey Election contest: Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman v. Shahin Khalique 2016-05 Paterson municipal 2016-05 Election contest Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 7 Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman sued for a recount of the May 2016 Paterson council 2nd Ward election, which challenger Shahin Khalique won by just 19 votes, 1,400 to 1,381. Khalique had 1,009 mail-in votes while Akhtaruzzaman had 523. The number of mail ballots issued in the 2nd Ward almost doubled the total for the rest of the five wards combined. The recount increased Khalique's lead by one vote, to 20. Passaic County Superintendent of Elections Sherine El-Abd investigated allegations of mail-in voter fraud in the election and at the recount told the County Board of Elections her investigation uncovered seven confirmed incidents of mail-in voters who cast ballots but were not eligible to vote in the 2nd Ward. She said a minimum of 60 ballots were under question. Akhtaruzzaman’s campaign flagged 65 mail ballots as invalid. Allegations that voters received gifts for filling ballots were also referred to prosecutors. <see Source 5 for update> http://www.northjersey.com/news/election-official-says-she-is-probing-deluge-of-... http://patersontimes.com/2016/05/23/paterson-councilman-akhtaruzzaman-files-in-c... http://patersontimes.com/2016/05/26/judge-orders-recount-in-patersons-2nd-ward-e... http://patersontimes.com/2016/06/02/khalique-gains-1-vote-in-patersons-2nd-ward-... http://patersontimes.com/2016/09/12/majority-of-witnesses-in-patersons-2nd-ward-...
Pennsylvania Thomas Keefer William Geary, Walter "Deb" Wiltrout M 2011-11 General D 2013-10 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Conspiracy 8 6 Thomas Keefer and William Geary, Democratic Bullskin Township supervisors, were charged with voter fraud for soliciting absentee votes from elderly residents who weren't eligible to cast such ballots. Keefer was charged with five violations of the election code relating to absentee ballots. Geary was charged with seven violations of the same provision. In addition, both men were charged with one count of unlawful assistance in voting and two counts of conspiracy. Former supervisor Walter "Deb" Wiltrout was charged with three counts related to unlawful assistance of two voters. Keefer, Geary, and Wiltrout visited elderly voters' homes to help them complete ballots despite knowing the voters were physically able to vote in-person on Election Day, and also failed to fill out declarations of physical disability with the ballots, which certify that the voters wouldn't be able to vote in-person. Keefer obtained six votes that way, Geary obtained seven, and Wiltrout two. All three were admitted into a pretrial diversionary program in Fayette County Court. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) http://www.heraldstandard.com/law_and_order/courts/bullskin-supervisors-accused-... http://triblive.com/news/fayette/4868381-74/keefer-presentment-ballots http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/2015/03/14/fayette-county-grand-jury-one-sealed-pr... http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/files/2015/03/1stPresentment1.pdf http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/files/2015/03/2ndPresentment1.pdf
Pennsylvania William Geary Thomas Keefer, Walter "Deb" Wiltrout M 2011-11 General D 2013-10 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Conspiracy 10 7 William Geary and Thomas Keefer, Democratic Bullskin Township supervisors, were charged with voter fraud for soliciting absentee votes from elderly residents who weren't eligible to cast such ballots. Keefer was charged with five violations of the election code relating to absentee ballots. Geary was charged with seven violations of the same provision. In addition, both men were charged with one count of unlawful assistance in voting and two counts of conspiracy. Former supervisor Walter "Deb" Wiltrout was charged with three counts related to unlawful assistance of two voters. Keefer, Geary, and Wiltrout visited elderly voters' homes to help them complete ballots despite knowing the voters were physically able to vote in-person on Election Day, and also failed to fill out declarations of physical disability with the ballots, which certify that the voters wouldn't be able to vote in-person. Keefer obtained six votes that way, Geary obtained seven, and Wiltrout two. All three were admitted into a pretrial diversionary program in Fayette County Court. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) http://www.heraldstandard.com/law_and_order/courts/bullskin-supervisors-accused-... http://triblive.com/news/fayette/4868381-74/keefer-presentment-ballots http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/2015/03/14/fayette-county-grand-jury-one-sealed-pr... http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/files/2015/03/1stPresentment1.pdf http://notenoughsaid.blog.com/files/2015/03/2ndPresentment1.pdf
Texas Carlos Medrano Frank Medrano III Racquel Medrano Ricardo Medrano Sr. Rolando Medrano Sylvia Medrano Robert Edward Medrano M 2010-03 Democratic primary D 2011-09 Ineligible district voting Voter intimidation/coercion 2 1 Former Dallas County Justice of the Peace Carlos Medrano was found guilty of one count of illegal voting for illegally soliciting the vote of his niece Veronica Medrano, who lived in Mesquite and was not eligible to vote in Dallas, in the March 2010 Democratic primary. Six members of the Medrano family, one of Dallas County’s most influential Democratic families, and another associate were indicted in the case, including Medrano's brother, Federal Reserve police lieutenant Frank Medrano, and his daughter Racquel Medrano, charged with making false statements; Sylvia Medrano, Dallas County clerk’s office employee, charged with seven counts of illegally voting in precincts where she did not reside; and Robert Edward Medrano, Dallas County detention services officer, charged with three counts of illegally voting in a precinct in which he did not reside. Judge Richard Mays presided over the bench trial in Rockwall County. 180 days in county jail, five years probation, $2500 fine http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/local-politics/20120227-defense-suddenly... http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/09/13/members-of-dallas-political-family-indicted-o... http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20110915-editorial-get-to-the-botto... Dallas/Rockwall: 2-11-418 | Ricardo Medrano Sr., 67: former Dallas City Council member, charged with knowingly helping a felon on parole vote. Son of Pancho Medrano Sr. Rolando Medrano, 55: charged with making false statements before a grand jury. Son of Pancho Medrano. Frank Medrano III, 47: lieutenant in the Federal Reserve Bank police force, charged with making false statements. Grandchild of Pancho Medrano. Sylvia Medrano, 36: Dallas County clerk’s office employee, charged with seven counts of illegally voting in precincts where she did not reside. Grandchild of Pancho Medrano. Carlos Medrano, 34: elected Dallas County justice of the peace in 2010, charged with soliciting illegal votes from nieces. Grandchild of Pancho Medrano. Raquel Medrano, 22: charged with making false statements. Great-grandchild of Pancho Medrano. Robert Edward Medrano, 22: Dallas County detention services officer, charged with three counts of illegally voting in a precinct in which he did not reside. Great-grandchild of Pancho Medrano.

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