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 Source5 Follow Upsort ascending
Texas Oscar Rios Jose Rene Gomez Oralia Frausto Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) M 2006-03 Democratic primary D 2006-06 Registration fraud - fake Absentee/Mail 12 12 Oscar Rios pleaded* guilty to 12 counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegally possesing other voters' ballots. Oralia Frausto, Jose Rene Gomez, and Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) - Starr and Hidalgo county political operatives - were also indicted for voter fraud in a large-scale effort to submit mail-in ballots for imaginary people in 2006’s March Democratic primary election. The four were indicted by a grand jury in Brooks County on charges related to the scheme, which involved registering fake voters to vacant lots in Starr County and having mail-in ballots sent to several Hidalgo County addresses. *Plea deal: 2 years deferred adjudication/community supervision, $300 fine http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/FiveIndicted_StarrCountyTexas.pdf Starr/Brooks: 07-05-09741 CR
Texas Oralia Frausto Jose Rene Gomez Oscar Rios Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) F 2006-03 Democratic primary D 2006-06 Registration fraud - fake Absentee/Mail 15 15 Oralia Frausto was charged with 15 counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegally possessing other voters' ballots (TEC 86.006). Jose Rene Gomez, Oscar Rios,and Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) - Starr and Hidalgo county political operatives - were also indicted for voter fraud in a large-scale effort to submit mail-in ballots for imaginary people in 2006’s March Democratic primary election. The four were indicted by a grand jury in Brooks County on charges related to the scheme, which involved registering fake voters to vacant lots in Starr County and having mail-in ballots sent to several Hidalgo County addresses. Fausto entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 1 year http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/FiveIndicted_StarrCountyTexas.pdf Starr/Brooks: 07-05-09738 CR
Illinois Michael Collins (former Democratic precinct committeeman and former city council member) M 1995 D 1996 Michael Collins was found to have violated Illinois Election Code (10 ILCS 5/29-6) (from Ch. 46, par. 29-6) Sec. 29-6. regarding knowingly destroying, mutilating, defacing, falsifing or forging election materials. He was also found to have violated Illinois Election Code10 ILCS 5/29-10(a), regarding perjury in the election code. 18 months probation, 125 hours community service, court costs and fines https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20in%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20... St. Clair Circuit Court: 96CF0035701, 96CF0035703, 96CF0035705, 96CF0035706
Mississippi Lessadolla Sowers F 2007-08 Democratic primary D Absentee/mail Impersonation 31 10 Lessadolla Sowers, a Tunica County NAACP executive committee member, was found guilty of fraudulently casting 10 absentee ballots; 21 additional counts were dropped for various reasons. Sowers was found guilty of voting in the names of Carrie Collins, Walter Howard, Sheena Shelton, Alberta Pickett, Draper Cotton and Eddie Davis; and in the names of four dead persons: James L. Young, Dora Price, Dorothy Harris, and David Ross. Mississippi Bureau of Investigations officers seized ballot boxes from the Tunica County Courthouse the evening of the Aug. 7, 2007, primary elections. Seventeen absentee ballots pulled from sealed ballot boxes listed the Sowers' post office box address. Eight Tunica County residents testified at trial that they did not sign the applications or absentee ballots cast in their names and showing Sowers' P.O. box. A forensic scientist identified Sowers’ DNA on the inner seals of five envelopes containing absentee ballots. Sowers received a five-year prison term for each of the 10 counts, to be served concurrently. 5 years in prison (10 concurrent 5-year terms) http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/29/mississippi-naacp-leader-sent-to-prison-for-10... http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/voter-fraud-conviction-upheld-against-tunic... http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2012/08/lessadolla-sowers-naacp-ex... Sowers died in prison
Texas Ronald Marsh M 2009 Municipal Ineligible district voting 1 1 Ronald Marsh pleaded* guilty to one count of illegally voting while ineligible (TEC 64.012) in a 2009 municipal election. *Plea deal: 4 years deferred adjudication, 100 hours community service, $1000 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Smith: 241-1682-11
Texas Ann Marie Marsh F 2009 Municipal Ineligible district voting 1 1 Ann Marie Marsh was charged with one count of illegally voting while ineligible (TEC 64.012) in a 2009 municipal election. Dismissed Smith: 241-1681-11
Texas Raymond Villarreal M 2006 Primary Illegal assistance 7 4 Raymond Villarreal pleaded* guilty to one count of tampering with a government record after being charged with four counts of illegal voting and three counts of tampering in the 2006 primary. *Plea deal: 2 years (suspended), 90 days in jail, 5 years community supervision, $1500 fine, $2090 restitution http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Refugio: 2007-2-4809, 2007-2-4810
Texas Anita Baeza F 2004 Primary Absentee/Mail 5 5 Anita Baeza was charged with five counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegally possessing other voters' ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2004 primary election. Baeza entered pre-trial diversion in 2006. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Reeves: 25,186
Texas Trine Villalobos 2004 Primary Absentee/Mail 4 4 Trine Villalobos was convicted of four counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegal possession of other voters' ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2004 primary election. 6 months probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Reeves: 25,185
Texas Maria Dora Flores F 2006 Primary Illegal assistance Voter intimidation/coercion 2 2 Maria Flores pleaded* guilty to two counts of illegal voting for marking voters' ballots without the voters' consent (TEC 64.012). *Plea deal: 2 years deferred probation, $750 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Nueces: 06-CR-2166-B

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