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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia Richard Johns M 2008-09 Registration fraud Accused of using a nonresidential address when registering to vote. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00061085221, McIntosh County) Cease and desist order order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Michigan Antonio Johnson M Registration Fraud Forgery Antonio Johnson, a convicted felon and ACORN worker, was charged with 6 counts of forging a public document as a result of his signing and submitting six voter registration applications, using the names of at least two Jackson residents’ names, without their knowledge. http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/10/14/another-acorn-employee-indicted-for-fo...
Oregon Paul Frankel M 2001-11 Petition Fraud Paul Frankel gathered signatures for five different initiative petitions, but misled voters about their content and effect, forged signatures, gathered signatures from non-voters, and duplicated signatures. Charged with signature fraud. Pleaded guilty. 2 years probation, unknown hours of community service and was barred from gathering signatures during probation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Washington Alfred Parker 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...
Washington Tyson Jones M Registration Fraud Charges of voter registration violation against Tyson Jones were dismissed per "officer's request." http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Kansas Butler County - Name Unknown 2006 Multiple Voting 1 Person was accused of voting twice in the same election. Referred to county attorney. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Connecticut Melissa Engel F 2010-11 Municipal Referendum Absentee Ballot Fraud Douglas Logan and Melissa Engel were alleged to have impermissibly handled absentee ballot applications and/or absentee ballots. An investigation by the The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission concluded Logan and Engel's assisted "family", which is permissible. Matter was dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_113.pdf
North Carolina Wayne Shatley Ross "Toogie" Banner Carlos Hood Anita Moore Valerie Moore M 2002-11 General R 2003-07 Vote Buying 4 Wayne Shatley was accused of organizing and engaging four others to buy votes for Gary Clark, the Republican candidate for sheriff in the 2002 general election in Caldwell County. He financed it with $5,000 to $6,000 of his own money. Charged with 1 count with conspiracy to buy votes and 3 counts with actually buying votes. Convicted by a jury on all counts. 33 months' imprisonment http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/955845/posts http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366806-north-carolina-reporter-from-news2... http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Published/054118.P.pdf
Texas Elida Garza Flores F 2005-05 School board Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 1 1 Elida Garza Flores entered pre-trial diversion in 2006 after being charged with one count of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) in the 2005 school election. *Pre-Trial Intervention: 12 months comunity supervision http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Nueces: 05-CR-9805-4
California Angel Perales M 2007 2009 Absentee/Mail Ballot tampering 20 Angel Perales pleaded* guilty to voter fraud in Cudahy's 2007 and 2009 elections, admitting to tampering with mail-in ballots in city elections by resealing and submitting votes for incumbent candidates and discarding votes for challengers. The exact number of ballots tampered with is not known, but all mail ballots for both elections were "routinely and systematically opened". Perales also helped voters from outside the district illegally register to vote at an address at which they did not reside. The voter fraud was part of a widespread corruption scheme that also included accepting cash bribes and abusing drugs at City Hall. *Plea deal: 5 years probation http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Cudahy-Officials-Corruption-Bribery-Ball... http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/07/cudahy-corruption-election-fraud.h... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/398989-perales-plea-agreement-filed.html http://media.nbclosangeles.com/documents/perales+plea+agreement+-+filed.pdf

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