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 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Virginia Rick Harris M 2011-02 Registration Fraud Ineligible Voting 2 Rick Harris was charged with false statement on voter form and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Nottoway County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Washington Dan Millikan M 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. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
Kansas Finney County - Name Unknown 2008 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud 1 Non-citizen was accused of registering and voting. Prosecuted by county attorney; resulted in diversion. Diversion http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Indiana Tonya Bronaugh F 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D Impersonation Forgery 4 1 Tonya Bronaugh was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Charged with 2 counts forgery, 1 count of voting in false name, 1 count conspiracy to vote in another’s name. Pleaded guilty to voting in false name, a felony, other charges dismissed. 18 months of probation
Texas Estela Cruz Saenz F 2006 Primary Absentee/Mail Forgery 7 7 Estela Cruz Saena was charged with seven counts of absentee ballot fraud for knowingly providing false information on ballot applications (TEC 84.0041) in the 2006 primary election. Saenz entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months, $60 fee http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Dimmit/LaSalle: 08-12-00063 CRL
Indiana Pam Brunette F 2008 Democratic primary D 2012-04 Petition fraud Forgery 3 0 Pam Brunette pleaded* guilty to one count of felony forgery, one count of felony official misconduct and one count of felony falsifying a petition. Charges were filed against four St. Joseph County Democratic officials and deputies as part of a multiple-felony case involving the alleged forging of Democratic presidential primary petitions in the 2008 election, which put then-candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Indiana ballot. The officials were accused of taking part in a scheme to fake signatures and names on the primary petitions needed to run for president. Brunette was employed as the Democrat board member in the voter registration office, appointed by former St. Joseph County Democratic party chair Butch Morgan. Page after page of the petitions were clearly in the same handwriting, but the petitions sailed through the Board of Elections without any problems, "because election workers in charge of verifying their validity were the same people faking the signatures." Prosecutors said that nine of the Obama petition pages were apparently forged. Each petition contains up to 10 names, making a possible total of 90 faked names, which could have brought the Obama total below the legal limit that was required for him to qualify for the ballot. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, testified against Morgan and Blythe http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/17/indiana-dem-official-sentenced-to-pri... http://articles.southbendtribune.com/2013-04-25/news/38825647_1_morgan-and-blyth...
Hawaii Ross Segawa (former Democrat state representative candidate) Clifford Uwainewas Debra Kawaoka Brian Minaai M 1982 Democratic primary D 1983-02 Registration fraud - ineligible district 10 Ross Segawa was convicted on 10 counts of election fraud, criminal solicitation and evidence tampering in the 1982 Democrat primary. Prosecutors found that 27 participated in a scheme to illegally register Honolulu voters in order to boost Democrat candidate 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. 1 year in prison, expelled from law school http://www.hawaiireporter.com/university-of-hawaii-procurement-officer-involved-... http://www.nytimes.com/1983/02/13/us/around-the-nation-hawaii-state-senator-accu... http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2001/Sep/03/ln/ln02a.html
Connecticut Liz Piel F 2009-11 D Absentee/Mail An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Piel violated rules related to distributing unsolicited absentee ballot applications. (Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission - File #2009-154) Consent Order required Piel to comply with rules in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_154.pdf
Texas Unknown impersonator M 2012-11 General 2012-12 In person Multiple voting 1 Starr County Elections Administrator Rafael Montalvo said that during the November 2012 general election, one person voted twice in one day. The man was able to vote twice, at two different polling locations during early voting,because the county did not use electronic poll books. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/starr-county-eyes-tool-for-a-smoother-elect... http://www.alipac.us/f12/man-caught-voting-twice-starr-county-tx-258837/
California Donald Dewsnup M 2015-11 San Francisco Supervisory Council 2016-04 Registration fraud - false address Ineligible district voting 7 1 Donald Dewsnup was charged with registering to vote using a false address, which allowed him to illegally vote in San Francisco Supervisorial District 3, in which he didn’t live. Dewsnup faces three felony counts of filing a false document with a government agency, two felony counts of perjury and two felony counts of false voter registration. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Pro-development-advocate-Donald-Dewsnup-ch... http://hoodline.com/2016/04/pro-development-activist-arrested-on-suspicion-of-vo...

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