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 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
South Dakota Becky Red Earth Villeda F D 2002-11 Absentee Ballot Fraud 19 Becky Red Earth Villeda was reportedly charged with 19 counts of forging absentee ballot applications. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/793928/posts http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/woman-charged-in-voter-fraud-case/article...
Alabama Rosie Lyles Valada Paige Banks F 2004-10 2005-05 Democratic primaries D 2007-08 Absentee/Mail Forgery 5 1 Rosie Lyles and Valada Paige Banks pleaded* guilty to third-degree possession of a forged absentee ballot affidavit with intent to defraud during October 2004 and May 2005 Democratic primaries related to special elections in Hale County. The two were also charged with four counts of promoting illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal: 12 months in jail (suspended), 2 years probation, $400 court costs http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20090915/news/909149917 http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/WomanPleadsGuilty_HaleCountyAlabama.pdf
Mississippi Adrian Garth According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00081, Adrian Garth, manager of Aberdeen County Electric Department, was suspected of voter fraud. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Clarence Oliveria (deceased 2005) 2012-06 Absentee/Mail Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Clarence Oliveria to vote by mail in 2012, even though Oliveria died in 2005. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Georgia Pamela Pickren F OTHER Pamela Pickren was accused of voting by an unqualified elector. Pickren could not be located, so the case was closed. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
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 Lorenzo Antonio Almanza, Jr. Reyna Almanza M 2009-05 Progreso school board In person Impersonation Multiple voting 2 1 Lorenzo Antonio Almanza, Jr. pleaded* guilty to voter impersonation and voting twice in the 2009 Progreso school board election, once in his own name, and again hours later by impersonating his incarcerated brother, Orlando Almanza, to vote a second time. His mother, Reyna Almanza, was also convicted for enabling his fraud by vouching for him. Almanza was sentenced to 5 years' probation for illegal voting *Plea deal: 2 years in state prison (probated?), 5 years probation, $313 court costs https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/06/a-comprehensive-inve... http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/voter-fraud-real-rare/story?id=17213376 Hidalgo/Brooks: 10-03-10343-CR

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