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 Type2sort ascending Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kansas Douglas County - Names Unknown 2004 Registration Fraud Voter Suppression Multiple cases of a party voter registration drive screening applications and then failing to deliver some. Accused of voter registration suppression; ballots were challenged. Investigated by district attorney. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kansas Shawnee County - Names Unknown 2005 Absentee Ballot Fraud Voter Suppression Campaign workers were accused of picking up voted ballots and not delivering them to the election office. Referred to law enforcement, not pursued. (4 cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kansas Shawnee County - Names Unknown 2005 Absentee Ballot Fraud Voter Suppression Voters allegedly had their voted ballots taken from a mail box. No action taken. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kansas Shawnee County - Names Unknown 2005 Absentee Ballot Fraud Voter Suppression Voted ballots were allegedly picked up from Tyler Towers, Jackson Towers and Polk Plaza but not delivered. No action taken. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kansas Shawnee County - Name Unknown 2005 Absentee Ballot Fraud Voter Suppression Ballots were allegedly taken to a dark room and a flashlight was used to determine how they were marked. Crimes alleged: advance voting suppression. No action taken. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
New York Anthony DiFiglio Anthony DiFiglio William McInerney Anthony Renna John Brown Clement Campana Gary Galuski Michael LoPorto Ed McDonough Kevin McGrath M 2009-09 Working Families Party Primary D Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion Forgery 1 2 Anthony DeFiglio, a Democratic political operative who used to work for the Troy Housing Authority where much of the fraud occurred, claimed the process of ballot forgery was simply a “normal political tactic” and an accepted way of winning elections. DeFiglio pleaded* guilty to first-degree falsifying business records in connection with the 2009 Working Families Party primary in Troy, NY. The WFP was founded by key members of ACORN, and shares many of its political strategies. The WFP has listed ACORN as an affiliate program directly on their Web site. DeFiglio was identified as being one of three men who convinced two mentally disabled men to sign absentee ballots which were later filled in for them. DeFiglio was ordered to stay out of trouble for three years and complete 100 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 3 years deferred adjudication, 100 hours community service. https://web.archive.org/web/20130316033640/http://menrec.com/four-ny-democrats-s... https://web.archive.org/web/20130416075913/http://menrec.com/new-york-democrats-... http://insider.foxnews.com/2011/12/21/dems-plead-guilty-to-felony-charges-in-vot... http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20111221/NEWS/312219994
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.
New York Election contest: Maribel Toure v. Betty Cross 2014-05 Hempstead school board 2015-06 Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion The Hempstead school district was ordered to hold a new election for a contested seat held by incumbent board president Betty Cross and challenged by Maribel Toure, NY State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. ruled after annulling that portion of the May 20, 2015 election. Challenger Touré accused Cross and her supporters of “fraudulent and improper activity” during the election, including “voter intimidation and voter fraud,” coercion and abuse of the absentee balloting process. Roger Tilles, who represented Long Island on the Board of Regents, said King had to throw out results for the contested seat because it was impossible to determine which of the absentee ballots cast for Cross and Touré were valid. Touré had 712 votes on election night, compared with Cross' 691. The next day, dozens of contested absentee ballots were included in the totals, putting Cross ahead by six votes, beating Touré 719 to 713. New election ordered http://www.newsday.com/long-island/education/king-orders-special-election-for-co... http://www.examiner.com/article/state-orders-hempstead-school-board-race-annulle...
Alabama Melvin Lightening Aaron Evans M 1995-11 Greensboro special municipal 1996-09 Absentee/Mail Voter intimidation/coercion Impersonation 1 1 Melvin Lightening was convicted of absentee ballot fraud after admitting to casting an absentee ballot in someone else's name in the November 1995 Greensboro special election. The ballot application was completed by co-defendant Aaron Evans, and the ballot was signed by Lightening, who delivered the ballot to the city clerk. Evans was also convicted on multiple counts of absentee ballot fraud. 12 months in prison (suspended), 12 months probation, barred from participation in political campaigns/activity http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=4&tc=pg http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html
Indiana Terrance Lay M 2003 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Voter intimidation/coercion 10 Terrance Lay pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor count of procuring but intentionally failing to return his brother-in-law's ballot, after being charged with 10 counts of inducing others to vote outside their home precincts and conspiracy in the 2003 Democratic primary. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 120 hours community service http://www.wndu.com/news/indiana/headlines/29736854.html http://www.wibc.com/blogs/final-defendant-east-chicago-vote-fraud-case-gets-comm...

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