True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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Statesort descending Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Alabama Connie Tyree (former county employee and deputy registrar) Pinto Smith F 1994-11 General 1997-01 Absentee/Mail Impersonation Forgery 13 Connie Tyree, a county employee and deputy registrar, and Greene County Commissioner Pinto Smith were convicted of absentee ballot fraud stemming from the 1994 general election. Tyree and Smith falsified absentee ballot applications and voter registrations, falsely signed as witnesses, provided false address information and forged signatures. 33 months in prison followed by two years' supervised release http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=pg http://www.justice.gov/osg/brief/smith-and-tyree-v-united-states-opposition
Alabama Venustiano Hernandez-Hernandez M Multiple Non-citizen voting Registration fraud 5 Venustiano Hernandez-Hernandez, a Mexican citizen living illegally in Alabama since the 1970s under a stolen identity, pleaded guilty in 2012 to federal Social Security fraud charges, and records show he committed voter fraud as well. Hernandez-Hernandez stole the Social Security number and assumed the name of Severo Benavidez, under which he illegally voted in the 1996 and 2008 general elections, the 2002 primary election, and special elections in 2003 and 2009. http://blog.al.com/live/2012/03/baldwin_man_convicted_of_fraud.html
Alabama William F. Bailey Mary Jo Ingram Eugene Emerson David Sutherland Jimmy F. Richardson Scotty D. Cole Denita Lee Idas L. Neal, Jr. M 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 2 1 Eight Alabamans were convicted on federal and state charges of vote buying and absentee ballot fraud in Winston County in the June 2000 Republican primary. All eight entered guilty pleas, admitting their roles in the voter fraud conspiracy that involved using cash, beer and liquor to buy votes. William Bailey pleaded* guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and one state felony count of illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal/Federal: 3 years probation (4 months under electronically monitored home detention), 250 hours community service, $1,000 fine *Plea deal/State: 1 year + 1 day in jail (suspended if federal sentence served), 3 years probation, $50 fee plus court costs, barred from holding public office http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=ar http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.timesdaily.com/archives/two-plead-guilty-in-vote-fraud-case/article_2...
Alabama Melvin Lightening Aaron Evans M 1995-11 Greensboro special municipal 1996-09 Absentee/Mail Voter intimidation/coercion Impersonation 1 1 Melvin Lightening was convicted of absentee ballot fraud after admitting to casting an absentee ballot in someone else's name in the November 1995 Greensboro special election. The ballot application was completed by co-defendant Aaron Evans, and the ballot was signed by Lightening, who delivered the ballot to the city clerk. Evans was also convicted on multiple counts of absentee ballot fraud. 12 months in prison (suspended), 12 months probation, barred from participation in political campaigns/activity http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=4&tc=pg http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html
Alabama Daniel Webster Reynolds III Lesa Coleman Janice Hart Olivia Reynolds M 2013 Dothan municipal D 2014-07 Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 3 3 Daniel Webster Reynolds III pleaded* guilty to three counts of absentee ballot fraud, a class C felony, as part of a scheme to falsify absentee ballots in the 2013 Dothan city commission election on behalf of District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome. Newsome won the election by just 14 votes. Co-defendants Olivia Reynolds, Lesa Coleman, and Janice Hart were also found guilty in the scheme. *Plea deal: 2 years probation http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/fourth-person-connected-to-amos-news... http://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Final-defendant-in-Dothan-voter-fraud-case-plea...
Alabama Valada Paige Banks Rosie Lyles F 2004-10 2005-05 Democratic primaries D 2007-08 Absentee/Mail Forgery 5 1 Valada Paige Banks and Rosie Lyles 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.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html
Alabama Idas L. Neal, Jr. William F. Bailey Mary Jo Ingram Eugene Emerson David Sutherland Jimmy F. Richardson Scotty D. Cole Denita Lee M 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 2 1 Eight Alabamans were convicted on federal and state charges of vote buying and absentee ballot fraud in Winston County in the June 2000 Republican primary. All eight entered guilty pleas, admitting their roles in the voter fraud conspiracy that involved using cash, beer and liquor to buy votes. Idas Neal Jr. pleaded* guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and one state felony count of illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal/Federal: 3 years probation (6 months under electronically monitored home detention), 250 hours community service, $2,500 fine *Plea deal/State: 1 year + 1 day in jail (suspended if federal sentence served), 3 years probation, $50 fee plus court costs, barred from holding public office http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=ar http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.timesdaily.com/archives/two-plead-guilty-in-vote-fraud-case/article_2...
Alabama Mary Jo Ingram William F. Bailey Eugene Emerson David Sutherland Jimmy F. Richardson Scotty D. Cole Denita Lee Idas L. Neal, Jr. F 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 2 1 Eight Alabamans were convicted on federal and state charges of vote buying and absentee ballot fraud in Winston County in the June 2000 Republican primary. All eight entered guilty pleas, admitting their roles in the voter fraud conspiracy that involved using cash, beer and liquor to buy votes. Mary Jo Ingram pleaded* guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and one state felony count of illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal/Federal: 2 years probation (6 months under electronically monitored home detention) *Plea deal/State: 1 year + 1 day in jail (suspended if federal sentence served), 3 years probation, $50 fee plus court costs, barred from holding public office http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=ar http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.timesdaily.com/archives/two-plead-guilty-in-vote-fraud-case/article_2...
Alabama Aaron Evans (former Greensboro policeman) Melvin Lightening M 1995-11 Greensboro special municipal 1996-09 Absentee/Mail Impersonation Forgery 15 7 Aaron Evans, a former Greensboro policeman, was convicted in Hale County of absentee ballot voter fraud in the November 1995 Greensboro special election. Evans was found guilty of seven counts of casting illegal absentee ballots, seven counts of forging absentee ballot documents, and one count of possession of forged documents. Co-defendant Melvin Lightening was also convicted of absentee ballot fraud. Evans was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, of which 8 years were suspended. 10 years in prison (8 years suspended) http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=4&tc=pg http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html
Alabama Lesa Coleman Olivia Reynolds Janice Hart Daniel Reynolds F 2013 Dothan municipal D 2014-05 Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 20 7 Lesa Coleman was convicted of seven felony counts of absentee ballot fraud. Coleman illegally obtained absentee voter ballots during the 2013 Dothan city commission election on behalf of District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome. Newsome won the race by just 14 votes. Co-defendants Olivia Reynolds, Janice Hart, and Daniel Reynolds were also found guilty in the absentee ballot fraud scheme. 3 year split sentence split - 180 days in Houston County Jail, 3 years probation http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/olivia-reynolds-found-guilty-of-coun... http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/lesa-coleman-guilty-in-dothan-voter-... http://www.cbs46.com/story/25479135/3-charged-with-voter-fraud-in-houston-county

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