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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
North Carolina Contested Election: Tommy Johnson vs. Linda Gantt 2015-11 Trinity municipal Contested Election Ineligible district voting 1 Five towns in North Carolina will repeat 2015 municipal elections when voters head to the polls for the March 15 primary. The State Board of Elections ruled this week in favor of municipal election challenges in Benson, Trinity, Lumberton, Pembroke and Ahoskie. In each of those towns, a second-place town council candidate complained of possible election law violations that could have cost them the election. The board’s general counsel, Josh Lawson, said board members found “evidence of irregularities sufficient to cast doubt on the outcome.” In Trinity, two city council candidates, Tommy Johnson and Linda Gantt, were tied with 168 votes each. The board ruled that one of the voters, a former council member, had sold her Trinity home and moved to Morehead City, so she couldn’t participate. State law calls for a new election if officials find an election law violation that could swing the outcome. The county election board holds an initial hearing on complaints; the state board gets the final say and schedules a new vote. New election ordered. http://courier-tribune.com/news/local/trinity-may-have-hold-new-election http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article55722...
Indiana Jose Arroyo M 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting 1 Jose Arroyo pleaded* guilty to voting 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. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 50 hours community service http://advanceindiana.blogspot.com/2007/03/east-chicago-vote-fraud-prosecutions.... http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_89a08182-5249-5367-9a0d-8d152a4c689b....
Iowa Martia Yvonne Phillips F 2008 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Martia Yvonne Phillips pleaded* guilty to voting in the 2008 election despite being a convicted felon who had not had her voting rights restored. Phillips had a 2006 felony drug conviction and was on probation during the election. *Plea deal: 5 years in prison (suspended), 2 years probation http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/election-misconduct-defendant-pleads-guilty/art...
Indiana Dwaine Lay M 2003 Democratic Mayoral Primary Perjury 2 Dwaine Lay was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Charged with 2 counts perjury. All charges dismissed Dismissed
Mississippi Steven Lamont Bennett M Ineligible voting 1 Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor voting by unqualified person. (Case #2010-0754, Madison County) 6 months in county jail, with release after 1 day and unsupervised probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400863-mississippi-madison-county-with-ca...
Connecticut Carlos Lopez Luz Lopez M 2004-11 2006-11 2007-11 Ineligible District Voting 3 Carlos Lopez and his wife, Luz S. Lopez, were accused of registering to vote and voting in Hartford during the course of 3 elections (Nov. 2, 2004; Nov. 6, 2006; Nov. 7, 2007) when they were residents of Farmington. Lopez said he thought he could register and vote in Hartford because he owned a business there for more than 30 years. He reported himself to the state elections commission. He was arrested as part of a grand jury investigation of Mayor Eddie Perez. The Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission found that the Lopezes had violated the law by registering to vote in a town where they didn't live and illegally voting in three elections. They were each fined $2,000 and ordered to follow state law in the future. Fined $2,000 and ordered to follow state law in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/fd_2009_096.pdf
Connecticut Angela Harwood F Registration Fraud 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 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
Washington Theresa R. Dedeaux F 6 Theresa R. Dedeaux forged signatures on multiple ballot initiative petitions while working as a paid signature gatherer. She was charged with 6 counts under "violations by signers." Dedeaux pleaded and found guilty to all counts. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403920-washington-spokane-response-2-with...
Washington Jane Doe1 F 1 Records received from Snohomish County Washington did not indicate the specific accusation. From a list of almost 200 voter fraud cases that occurred since June 2007, only one person was charged. According to the prosecutor's office, the remainder of the cases were not prosecuted and no records were kept on the type of specific charge for the unprosecuted cases. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
Texas Norma Lopez F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail 8 8 Norma Lopez pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud after being charged with eight counts of illegally returning marked ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (suspended), 12 months probation, 40 hours community service, $200 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Jim Wells/Live Oak: 20067

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