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
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
California Unnamed Ventura voter M 2014-11 General Absentee/Mail Impersonation - deceased 1 1 A Ventura man pleaded* no contest to misdemeanor voter fraud after voting twice in the November 2014 general election, once by absentee ballot, then a second time by turning in an absentee ballot under the name of his recently deceased father-in-law. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, $1,000 fine http://www.vcstar.com/news/local/ventura/ventura-man-sentenced-for-fraud-after-v...
California Richard Alarcon (former Los Angeles City Councilman) Flora Montes de Oca M 2007 Municipal D 2010-08 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 16 1 Richard Alarcon was convicted on three counts of voter fraud and one count of perjury for illegally claiming, along with his wife, to have lived at 14451 Nordhoff St. in Panorama City during his run for City Council in 2007 and his bid for re-election in 2009. During the summer of 2007, Alarcon unsuccessfully tried to have the 7th District boundaries redrawn to include his wife’s Sun Valley home, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. 120 days in county jail, 600 hours community service, 5 years probation, barred from holding public office http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-alarcon-guilty-20140723-story.html http://losangelescriminallegalblog.com/2010/08/richard-alarcon-charged-with-perj... http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Former-LA-City-Councilman-Sentenced-to-1...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Angela Cooney (deceased 2008) 2012-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Angela Cooney to vote in person in 2012, even though Ms. Cooney died in 2008. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
California Flora Montes de Oca (wife of Richard Alarcon) Richard Alarcon F 2007 Municipal D 2010-08 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 3 1 Flora Montes de Oca was convicted on two counts of voter fraud and one count of perjury for illegally claiming, along with her husband Richard Alarcon, to have lived at 14451 Nordhoff St. in Panorama City during his run for City Council in 2007 and his bid for re-election in 2009. During the summer of 2007, Alarcon unsuccessfully tried to have the 7th District boundaries redrawn to include his wife’s Sun Valley home, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. 400 hours community service, 5 years probation, barred from holding elected office http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-alarcon-guilty-20140723-story.html http://losangelescriminallegalblog.com/2010/08/richard-alarcon-charged-with-perj... http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Former-LA-City-Councilman-Sentenced-to-1...
California Ricardo Lopez-Munguia M 2008-11 General 2012 Non-citizen voting 3 1 Ricardo Lopez-Munguia, a Mexican who was deported decades ago for drug trafficking, pleaded* guilty to living illegally in Escondido under a false identity, making a false claim to U.S. citizenship, and fraudulently voting in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Lopez-Munguia assumed the identity of Gustavo Carranza-Madrigal, a U.S. citizen, and obtained a fraudulent California driver's license, a Social Security card and a U.S. passport. Lopez was set to be deported to Mexico upon completion of his sentence. *Plea deal: Deportation http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2012/Sep/07/escondido-mexican-man-admit... https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/previously-deported-criminal-alien-pleads-guil...
California Name Not Disclosed Petition Fraud Forgery An individual in Santa Cruz County (name not disclosed) was charged under the California Election Code/California Penal Code. The charges pertained to making a false affidavit concerning a petition or the petition signatures; Subscribing fictitious names or the name of another to a petition; forgery. Pleaded no contest to making a false affidavit concerning a petition or the petition signatures. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404433-california-fresno-county-cases.htm...
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...
California Molly Morales F 2009 St. Helena school board 2010-02 Multiple voting 2 1 Molly Morales pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor count of voter fraud after receiving two mail-in ballots for the Fall 2009 St. Helena school board election, one addressed to her and the other addressed to “Molly LaPointe,” and filling out and submitting both ballots. In exchange for her plea, a felony count of fraudulently signing a ballot was dismissed. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 150 hours community service, $1,100 fine, $4,080 restitution http://napavalleyregister.com/star/news/local/morales-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fra... http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/st-helena-recall-leader-charged-with-vo...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Evan Dixon (deceased 2001) 2012-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Evan Dixon to vote in person in 2012, even though Mr. Dixon died in 2001. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...

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