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
Texas Rolando Medrano Frank Medrano III Racquel Medrano Ricardo Medrano Sr. Sylvia Medrano Robert Edward Medrano Carlos Medrano M 2010-03 Democratic primary D 2011-09 Perjury 6 Rolando Medrano pleaded* guilty to two counts of aggravated perjury after being charged with six counts of perjury related to a voter fraud scheme in the 2010 Democratic primary involving six members of the Medrano family, one of Dallas County’s most influential Democratic families, and another associate, who were all indicted in the case. Carlos Medrano was found guilty of illegal voting. *Plea deal: 45 days in jail, 4 years community supervision, $5000 fine, $219 court costs Dallas/Rockwall: 2-11-416
Connecticut Emmett J. McDonough (Democratic Registrar of Voters) M D 2002 Registration Fraud Petition Fraud McDonough, the registrar of voters, was accused of violating Sec. 9-410(c) by showing favoritism and having double standards when processing primary petitions. The Commission called McDonough's actions "one of the worst transgressions of public trust it has seen by an election official." $7,500 fine and ordered to resign as the Democratic Registrar of Voters http://www.ct.gov/seec/lib/seec/agency_units/report_of_complaints_fy_02-03.pdf
Wisconsin Paul Anthony Vargas M 2008-11 Registration Fraud Paul Anthony Vargas was accused of voter registration fraud, pleaded guilty and received a sentence of 1-year penitentiary, which was suspended, 1 year of probation and a fine. The fine is unknown. 1 year penitentiary (suspended), 1 year probation and fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394268-wyoming-hot-springs-with-case.html
New Mexico Unknown impersonator M 2004 Impersonation 1 Dwight Adkins, a frequent voter, took a special interest in the 2004 election; donating money, attending rallies and volunteering for a candidate. When he presented to vote that year, election officials informed him that someone had already cast a ballot in his name. He was allowed to vote a provisional ballot, but his vote was ultimately not counted. http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/08/11/another-new-mexico-voter-disenfranchis...
Connecticut Carlos Reinoso (brother of brother of state Rep. Felipe Reinoso) M Absentee/Mail 1 1 Carlos Reinoso voted by absentee ballot when he was not eligible to do so. $250 fine http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
Texas Pauline Cusack (election official) F There were reportedly voting irregularities in a Gillsepie County election that Pauline Cusack oversaw. Case declined for prosecution. Letter sent to Secretary of State.
New Jersey Jason Aviles M Jason Aviles was charged with voter fraud under NJSA 19:34-11. Fraudulent voting; interference with election or canvass; third degree crime.
Iowa Theodore Cody Perez Esteban Ricardo Carrasco M Theodore Carrasco was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Virginia Brenda Lee Harris 2007 2008 2013-04 Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 0 In April 2013, a grand jury indicted Brenda Lee Harris and five other convicted felons on charges of giving false statements when registering to vote. The registrations occurred in 2007 and 2008. The six were each indicted on a felony count of election fraud: Mark Winfield Atwater of Portsmouth; James Edward Dorsey of Portsmouth; Brenda Lee Harris of Virginia Beach; Tyrone Stith of Chesapeake; Lisa Charlotte White of Portsmouth; and Delphine Williams of Portsmouth. Nearly 20 cases were referred to the office of Commonwealth's Attorney, but the office is prosecuting only those that were clearly intending to deceive. http://pilotonline.com/news/local/crime/six-felons-indicted-on-voter-fraud-alleg...
Washington Cindy Koyama F 2005-11 2006-02 General ? Multiple Voting 2 Cindy Koyama was convicted of voting in both Snohomish County and Walla Walla County in 2005 and 2006. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370636-washington-walla-walla-responses-w...

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