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 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Georgia Mohammad Shafiq M 2012 County Sheriff Race 2012 Registration fraud 2 0 Mohammad Shafiq pleaded* guilty to two counts of voter fraud for altering information on two voter registration cards that weren’t his own. Shafiq dropped off numerous voter registration cards at the county elections office in 2012; two were proven fraudulent. Shafiq later presented affidavits that were shown to include fraudulent information, and additional charges of subornation of perjury and tampering with evidence were added to Shafiq’s two counts of illegal acts regarding election documents. *Plea deal: 10 years probation, $6750 fines
Texas Mary Comparin F 2008 General 2010-10 Impersonation Multiple Voting Registration Fraud 1 According to the arrest warrant, Mary Comparin's sister committed suicide in San Antonio in 1963, but Comparin allegedly used her late sister's name and driver's license information to vote in 2008.
Georgia William Curry M Petition Fraud William Curry was accused of being and unnamed circulator for nomination petition. $200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand
Missouri Golden Gibson 2006 Registration Fraud Golden Gibson was one of eight individuals from ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate, investigated by the FBI and arrested in 2007 for violation of election laws. All eight pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud.
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 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.
Iowa Dennis Dale Simpson M Dennis Simpson was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine
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.
Hawaii Clifford Uwainewas (former State Senator) Ross Segawa Debra Kawaoka Brian Minaai M 1982 Democratic primary D 1983-02 Registration fraud - ineligible district 1 State Sen. Clifford Uwaine was convicted of conspiring to illegally register voters in the 1982 Democrat primary. Prosecutors found that 27 participated in a scheme to illegally register Honolulu voters in order to boost Democrat candidate Ross Segawa, a student in the University law school, into the District 19 state House seat that encompassed Manoa, where the university’s main campus is located. The students, including some working in the Legislature or attending the university’s law school, were caught when Segawa’s opponent noticed that some of Segawa’s youthful supporters claimed they lived at the Arcadia Retirement Residence on their voter registration forms. They recruited people from outside the 19th district – a total of 32 known names – and used false addresses to register them on the 19th district rolls. 3 months in jail
Ohio Melowese Richardson (poll worker) F 2009 2011 2012 General D Absentee/Mail Impersonation Multiple voting 8 5 Melowese Richardson pleaded no contest to four counts of illegal voting in 2009, 2011 and 2012. One count charged her with voting for her sister, who is in a coma. Four other counts were dropped in exchange for Richardson's plea. Hamilton County Judge Robert P. Ruehlman laid out a laundry list of past charges against Richardson - from witness harassment to theft to assault. 5 years in prison
Washington Nancy Bulle 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.


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