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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Damon B. Smith M 2004-11 Multiple Voting A complaint was made that Damon Smith may have voted in two towns during the November 2004 state election. Smith was registered in two towns simultaneously since 1985 because he did not provide registrars with his prior voting address when he moved. He was removed from the list in the town where he no longer lived. Complaint was dismissed. Dismissed
Connecticut Loretta A. Sarro F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Sarro was accused of helping union members fill out absentee ballot applications but neglected to provide information about herself required by law, such as a signature. Civil penalty of $500 and ordered to comply with the law in the future.
Kentucky John Mac Combs Randy Thompson Phillip Champion Ronnie Adams M 2006-11 General Vote buying John Mac Combs was convicted of scheming to buy votes in the November 2006 election by using public funds to improve driveways and build bridges on private property. Jurors also convicted Judge-Executive Randy Thompson and Phillip G. Champion, assistant to the judge-executive, and Ronnie Adams, a former magistrate who worked for the county, with taking part in the scheme. 36 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, $200 fine, $238,793 restitution, barred from holding public office or owning a firearm http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article43989903.html http://www.topix.com/forum/city/hindman-ky/TKENEUPLGHN6CDRO5 http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article44376504.html
Mississippi Dale Berry Dale Berry's name was included on a list by Mississippi Attorney General's Office.
Texas Maria Vallejo F Marie Vallejo was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Iowa Lawrence Altman M Lawrence Altman was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
New York Haig Minassian M 2016 Democratic primary D Petition fraud 0 Haig Minassian, a campaign canvasser for Tom Suozzi, the Long Island Democrat seeking to replace retiring Rep. Steve Israel in Congress, attested to and submitted candidate petitions with the names and forged signatures of at least two deceased voters. http://nypost.com/2016/08/09/long-island-democrat-relying-on-dead-voters-to-make...
New Mexico Idalia Lechuga-Tena (state legislator) F 2003-11 Albuquerque municipal D 2015-11 Non-citizen voting (+registration) New Mexico state legislator Rep. Idalia Lechuga-Tena admitted that she committed voter fraud, casting ballots before she became a naturalized U.S. citizen. According to the voting records obtained through the County Clerk, Lechuga-Tena first voted in an Albuquerque election in 2003 when she was 20, when she was not a citizen, and again in a 2014 Democratic primary election after becoming a citizen. Lechuga-Tena said that when she was 18, a group registered her to vote while she was at the University of New Mexico and that she didn’t know at the time that she had to be a U.S. citizen in order to vote. “I was a complete victim of the process,” she said. The case was referred to the district attorney in Bernalillo County in 2015, but the statute of limitations appeared to have expired. Lechuga-Tena also faced questions whether she actually lives within the district she represents. County records show that in 2007, Lechuga-Tena registered at an address within District 19, represented by state Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton, D-Albuquerque. In December 2014 Lechuga-Tena submitted a voter registration card with a new address within House District 21, but with a mailing address the same as her previous residence. The registration card she submitted was dated December 5, almost ten days before the County Commission appointed Maez. Two months later, Lechuga-Tena filed a new registration card with an address back in House District 19. In November 2015, she submitted a registration card with the same House District 21 address. Statute of limitations expired http://nmpoliticalreport.com/19599/voting-history-of-new-rep-sent-to-da-for-poss... http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/da-reviews-newly-minted-legisla... http://nmpoliticalreport.com/19389/heres-who-wants-to-fill-the-vacancy-in-house-...
Georgia James Parker M 2008-09 Registration fraud Accused of using a nonresidential address when registering to vote. (State Elections Board Case # 2008-00061085221, McIntosh County) Public reprimand and a cease and desist order https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Florida Velrine Palmer F Non-citizen voting Velrine Palmer was one of 15 non citizens charged with voting in various elections. Four of the defendants were also charged with making false claims of citizenship. Ten defendants were convicted, one was acquitted and charges against the remaining four defendants were dismissed. The case against Palmer was dismissed. Dismissed https://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF

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