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 Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Texas Jose A. Garza M 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2015-03 Absentee/mail Ballot tampering 10 10 Brownsville residents Jose A. Garza and Rafael Elizondo were indicted for possessing marked ballots without the consent of the voter, in violation of Section 86.006 of the Texas Election Code. Elizondo was indicted for possessing more than ten marked ballots without the consent of the voter during a 2012 primary runoff election. The charge is a third-degree felony, punishable by confinement in state jail from 180 days to two years and a fine of up to $10,000. https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/attorney-general-paxtons-offi... http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_dce579c6-cdb2-11e4-ae75-97cd...
California Jason Holley Jessica Sundell M 2006 2006-10 Registration Fraud 1 0 Jason Holley and Jessica Sundell pleaded* guilty to one count of felony voter registration fraud for unlawfully registering voters without their knowledge. They acquired victims’ personal information by checking their IDs and forging voter party registration information in the victims’ name without the victims’ knowledge or consent. They were paid $10 by petition companies and campaign coordinators for each new voter form, as well as being paid separately for gathering petition signatures on statewide ballot initiatives. *Plea deal: 3 years probation http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2007/07_001.pdf http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
Indiana Ezequiel Godinez M 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-09 Ineligible district voting 1 Ezequiel Godinez voted in a precinct other than his own in the May 2003 Democratic primary, in which longtime East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick narrowly defeated challenger George Pabey. The Indiana Supreme Court overturned Pastrick's victory due to widespread voter fraud and ordered a new election. 1 year probation, 100 hours community service http://advanceindiana.blogspot.com/2007/03/east-chicago-vote-fraud-prosecutions.... http://www.wbez.org/story/news/local/more-indictments-east-chicago-voter-fraud-c... http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/eight-more-charged-with-vote-fraud/article_5641de...
Virginia Malcolm Cash M 2005-01 Ineligible Voting 2 Malcolm Cash was charged with unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Prince Edward County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
California Richard Alarcon (former Los Angeles City Councilman) Flora Montes de Oca M 2007 Municipal D 2010-08 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 16 1 Richard Alarcon was convicted on three counts of voter fraud and one count of perjury for illegally claiming, along with his wife, to have lived at 14451 Nordhoff St. in Panorama City during his run for City Council in 2007 and his bid for re-election in 2009. During the summer of 2007, Alarcon unsuccessfully tried to have the 7th District boundaries redrawn to include his wife’s Sun Valley home, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. 120 days in county jail, 600 hours community service, 5 years probation, barred from holding public office http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-alarcon-guilty-20140723-story.html http://losangelescriminallegalblog.com/2010/08/richard-alarcon-charged-with-perj... http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Former-LA-City-Councilman-Sentenced-to-1...
Connecticut Nancy Hill F Multiple Voting The Ridgefield Registrar of Voters brought a complaint against Nancy Hill alleging she attempted to vote more than once in the same election. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that due to mitigating circumstances, Hill had not intentionally voted twice and recommended no further action be taken. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_009.pdf
Wisconsin David Lewis M 2010 Ineligible felon voting 2 1 David Lewis pleaded guilty to Voting by a Disqualified Person (Felon) and Providing False Information to an Election Official (both Class I Felonies). http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
New York John Thompson (former undersheriff) M R 2003 Petition Fraud 13 Former Undersheriff John Thompson was charged with 7 felonies and 6 misdemeanors, with counts ranging from forgery to conspiracy, related to falsifying campaign petitions to get candidates on the ballot. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of misconduct with campaign petitions. http://www.recordonline.com/article/20091103/News/911030314 http://www.recordonline.com/article/20031019/News/310199995
Iowa Dannielle Viola Williams F Danniella Williams was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
West Virginia Thomas Ramey, Jr. (former Lincoln County commissioner) Jerry Bowman Donald Whitten M 2010 Municipal - Democratic primary 2012-07 Absentee/Mail Thomas Ramey Jr. was a Lincoln County commissioner when he lied to an FBI agent about his handling of fraudulent absentee ballots. Ramey was part of a conspiracy to flood the 2010 Democratic primary with absentee ballots. Ramey directed another person to alter applications and was present when the alterations were made. Ramey admitted he completed many false absentee ballot applications for would-be voters, providing false reasons to claim those voters were eligible to vote absentee. Pleaded guilty after resigning from office. The plea agreement required Ramey to resign his seat on the Lincoln County Commission and bars him from holding public office or being involved in any campaign for public office for a period of 10 years. http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/WVa_Election_Fraud_Probe_to_Become_Public__13... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/pittsburgh/press-releases/2012/two-former-linc... http://lincolnjournalinc.com/commissioner-ramey-charged-for-making-false-stateme... http://www.wvalways.com/story/19231152/former-lincoln-county-commissioner-pleads...

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