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 Source2sort descending Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Michigan Rita Smith F 2010 Democrat Primary OTHER Rita Smith and her son, Forrest Smith, were accused of submitting false elections paperwork in connection with the 2010 primary for a state senate seat. The goal was to inflate the unknown candidates on the ballot to benefit candidate Lamar Lemmons Jr. http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164--269660--,00.html
Connecticut Hector Riollano M D Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Riollano, who assisted the Democratic Party with a "pull out the vote" effort, helped people fill out absentee ballot applications, but neglected to provide information about himself, as required by law, such as a signature. He was also present while a couple filled out their absentee ballots, which was not allowed under law because he was an agent of a political party. Civil penalty of $350. Ordered to comply with the law in the future.
Washington Ryan Patridge M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Ryan Patridge was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Texas Christine Thomas Shank F 2010-11 General Illegal assistance 1 1 Christine Thomas Shank pleaded* guilty to one count of unlawful assistance (TEC 64.036) in the 2010 general election. *Plea deal: 1 year deferred adjudication/community supervision, 20 hours community service, $500 fine, $332 court costs, prohibited from assisting voters http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Brazos: 11-05590-CRM-CCL1
Texas Maria Esparza F Marie Esparza was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
California Unknown impersonator used identity of John Neibert (deceased 1995) 2012-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of John Neibert to vote by mail in 2012, even though Mr. Neibert died in 1995. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Georgia Evelyn Williams (campaign worker) F 2010 Petition Fraud Accused of nomination petition fraud. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00661094981, Appling County) $100 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Texas Isabel Lisa Rice Gonzalez F 2005-05 School board Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 2 2 Isabel Gonzalez pleaded* nolo contendre to 2 counts of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) in the 2005 school election. *Plea deal: 1 year deferred adjudication, 12 months community supervision, $500 fine Nueces: 05-CR-9808-3
Iowa Dannielle Viola Williams F Danniella Williams was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Connecticut Craig Nadrizny M Absentee Ballot Fraud Nadrizny, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future

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