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 Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Gary Bartley Wilbur Graves Ronald Muse Wanda Moore M 2006-11 General 2010-06 Vote buying Gary Bartley pleaded* guilty to conspiracy to buy votes during the 2006 Monroe County general election. Former Monroe County Judge-Executive Wilbur Graves and Tompkinsville residents Ronald Muse and Wanda Moore were also charged in the conspiracy. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, $2000 fine http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty... http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/96184809.html
Georgia Jessica Madden F Registration Fraud Jessica Madden was accused of deliberately registering to vote with a false address to vote in her college town's contested election. $500 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Pennsylvania Mark V. Cosentino M 2002-08 Mark V. Cosentino was charged with unlawful voting according to Pensylvania Statue 25 Section 3533. "Any person who votes or attempts to vote at any primary or election, knowing that he does not possess all the qualifications of an elector..." Pleaded guilty. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404431-pennsylvania-state-cases-1.html
New York Richard Saint Angel M 2005 Municipal 2006-01 Petition Fraud Forgery Richard Saint Angel was accused of filing 158 forged nominating petitions in an attempt to get on the 2005 ballot for the position of town supervisor in Poughkeepsie, New York. Charged with multiple counts of Perjury in the First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree. Pleaded guilty to some charges. 1 year in jail concurrent on each charge http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395972-new-york-dutchess-county-response-...
Illinois 2016-11 General Absentee/Mail Vote buying Kankakee officials announced an investigation into voter fraud, including allegations that “individuals from Chicago” were offering gifts in exchange for votes, and prompting a visit by the top federal attorney for central Illinois and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Illinois Attorney General’s office is also “actively monitoring” the situation. The probe is centered on a hotly contested race between Democratic State Rep. Kate Cloonen and her Republican challenger Lindsay Parkhurst. The investigation was sparked by complaints of people being bribed for votes and several fraudulent voter applications bring filed. http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/kankakee-county-investigates-vote-buying-al... http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago/feds-state-officials-go-to-kankakee-to-look-...
Nebraska Eddie Pierce M 2010-03 Registration Fraud Pierce reportedly worked for a third-party voter registration organization, Project 10,000 Voters, and earned $1 for each registration he completed. He reportedly created and turned in 195 fictitious documents. He was charged with 3 counts of election falsification, 2 of which were dropped. He pleaded guilty to 1 charge. 24 months of probation and $903 in fees http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/88296137.html?storySection=story
Iowa Terry Hambrick M 2003 Democratic primary D 2012 Registration fraud Perjury 4 Terry Hambrick pleaded* guilty to two counts of perjury, including one in connection with his voter registration, and identity theft. Hambrick, who previously served time in prison, applied in 2012 for driver’s licenses under the name of his deceased brother Aaron Hambrick, and in the process registered to vote. He was charged with four counts of felony perjury and other charges. *Plea deal: 10 years in prison http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2013/12/16/guilty-pleas-res...
Texas Juan Peña Juan Jose Garza Johnn Alaniz M 2014-11 La Joya ISD school board 2014-11 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Impersonation Juan Peña, Juan Jose Garza, and Johnn Alaniz were charged with bribing postal workers and illegally manipulating voters during their November 2014 re-election campaign to the La Joya ISD school board. The three, who ran as a slate, were accused of buying lists of mail-in voters from two U.S. postal workers in Mission in July, which they used to visit voters’ homes and either assist them in filling out the ballots or fill them out without the voters’ consent. Prosecutors also said La Joya ISD employees were intimidated to vote for their bosses, and slate supporters were changing out voting cards of those they assisted at the polls. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/trial-starts-for-la-joya-isd-board-members-... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/turn-of-events-on-last-day-of-la-joya-isd/a... http://valleycentral.com/news/local/la-joya-school-board-candidates-federal-empl...
Washington Stephen Jasso M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Stephen Jasso was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Connecticut Lori McArthur Francis McArthur F 2008-11 2010-11 General General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting Francis McArthur and Lori McArthur registered to vote using as their address, the business address for a private mail facility. An investigation by the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission concluded that both women had violated the law by registering to vote using the business address, by affirming they were bona fide residents when they presented themselves to vote and by casting votes. Due to mitigating circumstances, the Commission ordered the removal of the names from the voter rolls under the busienss address, but ordered no further action be taken. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_061.pdf

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