True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Cynthia Gonzalez 2016-05 Democratic Primary Runoff Absentee/Mail The Texas Attorney General's office is investigating potential voter fraud in Nueces County during the May 2016 primary runoff election. One voter, Juan Castellanos, told elections officials that ballot havester Cynthia Gonzalez had filled out his ballot in the Constable Precinct 5 race for incumbent Frank Flores III instead of for his preferred candidate Gilbert Gomez. Patricia Franklin, who has been working Nueces County elections for about 15 years, said a relative of Flores "brought in people every day that she didn't seem to know." In 2006, a 65-year-old Robstown woman pleaded guilty to two counts of felony voter fraud in Robstown for voting for residents. http://archive.caller.com/news/politics/elections/local/nueces-county-clerk-anno...
Kentucky Corey Page Jeffrey Newport Martha Hughes Tony Gumm William Proffitt Michael Page M 2006-11 General Vote buying Corey Page pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election, along with Jeffrey Newport, Tony Gumm, William Proffitt, Martha Hughes, and Michael Page. From October to November 7, 2006, the group conspired to pay voters to cast walk-in absentee ballots. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, 6 months home detention, $2000 fine http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty...
Georgia Ronald D. Wilson, Sr. M Absentee Ballot Fraud Ronald D. Wilson, Sr. was accused of being in violation of Georgia law § 21-2-574, which deals with unlawful possession of ballots. Cease and desist order https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Tennessee Election contest: Terry Roland v. Ophelia Ford 2005-09 Special - state Senate District 29 D Ineligible district voting Impersonation - deceased Forgery In Tennessee, a September 2005 special election for state Senate District 29 that was decided by only 13 votes led to the expulsion of the winner, Ophelia Ford, from the legislature after it was found that votes had been cast by individuals who were dead at the time of the election, felons whose voting rights had not been restored, voters whose residences were vacant lots, and voters who actually lived outside of the district. Investigator John Harvey found at least 43 voters who did not live in the district but had voted in the election. Three election workers in one precinct were convicted of 12 felonies for faking votes by making false entries on election documents and other misconduct, including forging the signatures of deceased voters on ballot forms and falsely certifying vote totals. Election overturned by state Senate https://books.google.com/books?id=90DYC6nfi9gC&pg=RA2-PA2020&lpg=RA2-PA2020&dq=t...
Pennsylvania George Edgar Rheam Jr. M Forgery George Edgar Rheam Jr. was charged with forgery and false swearing under the crimes code, as well as election code perjury and false signatures and statements under the election code. He pleaded guilty to both election code offenses and was sentenced to probation and fined. Probation and fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374717-pennsylvania-mifflin-county-respon...
Connecticut Jeannette Nadrizny F Absentee Ballot Fraud Nadrizny, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when she could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Connecticut Nancy Pilon F 2008-11 Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting 1 A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf
New Mexico Candidate petition challenge: Carlos Villanueva v. Jacob Candelaria (Southwest Political Services hired by Candelaria campaign) 2012 Democratic primary D Petition fraud Forgery 31 people responsible for collecting signatures to get Democrat Jacob Candelaria on the June 2012 ballot were named in a criminal investigation, accused of falsifying voter records and voter fraud. The Candelaria campaign said the suspects are former canvassers for a company called "Southwest Political Services". That company was paid by Candelaria's campaign to gather the needed 75 signatures to get his name on the ballot for the District 26 State Senate seat. A number of voters say they never signed the petition and that their signature was forged. At one household, a man found his name on the petition twice with two different style signatures and also found his wife's signature. "She never signed at all." Another voter said more of the same. "Not even the print is her handwriting," a woman said of what was supposedly her mother's signature. "And that is not even how you spell her name." At another address, a woman said the voter listed on the petition moved out years ago. The Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office said it was reviewing the case, and complaints were also files with the Secretary of State's Office and with state police concerning the forged signatures. Petition challenge dismissed http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/State-Senate-candidate-accuses-o... http://www.abqjournal.com/106249/abqnewsseeker/ballot-the-main-fight-in-senate-d... http://www.nmtelegram.com/2012/04/12/dems-in-state-senate-bernco-da-race-stay-on...
Georgia Don McCranie (former county commissioner) Jackson Jones Doyce Mullis M 1996-07 Democratic primary D 1997-06 Vote buying Dodge County Commissioner Don McCranie, sheriff Jackson Jones, and Doyce Mullis were convicted of conspiracy to buy votes in the 2006 Democratic primary. They were the last of 27 people to be sentenced in the election fraud case, which state investigators said also included cases of double voting, felon voting, and at least one ballot being cast in the name of a dead person. 30 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, 150 hours community service, $5,000 fine http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/09/met_218766.shtml#.Vqmc4-ZLXO9
Kansas Sedgwick County - Names Unknown 2006 Intimidation There were reports that poll agents representing a political party intimidated poll workers and told them they would "go down" for activities happening at the poll. Referred to law enforcement. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html

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