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 Mark Homero Almaraz Benito Aranda Jr. M 2012-05 Primary 2014-04 Ineligible ? 1 1 Mark Homero Almaraz of San Diego and Benito Aranda Jr. of Alice were arrested for illegally voting in Jim Wells County in the May 2012 Primary Election, an election in which they knew they were not eligible to vote, a second degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in jail, as well as a fine of up to $10,000. https://web.archive.org/web/20140917211814/http://www.alicetx.com/news/article_a...
Virginia Malcolm Cash M 2005-01 Ineligible Voting 2 Malcolm Cash was charged with unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Prince Edward County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Texas Karen Hall F 2013-12 Multiple Bryan municipal 2014-09 Ineligible district voting The Bryan City Council voted to ask the Texas Attorney General's office to investigate Karen Hall, who helped secure voter signatures to place an ethics-related charter amendment before voters in November. Hall doesn't live at or own the address in Bryan at which she is registered to vote, but has voted in several city elections, most recently in December 2013. Hall listed her address on her voter registration as 5918 Texas 21 East in Bryan, which is the address of Bruders Electric. According to Hall, the building's former owner, Edward Wayne Kelly, offered to let Hall live in part of the building, but she never moved in. Hall thought the agreement was still in place when Kelly passed away several years ago, but Malcolm Hein, the owner of Bruder's Electric, who is renting the building, signed an affidavit saying he's never allowed anyone to live on the property. It is a felony under Texas law for a person to vote in an election where they know they are not eligible to vote. http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/calling-for-voter-fraud-investigation-is-a-ra...
Ohio Brenda Griffin F 2012-02 Petition Fraud Brenda Griffin was charged with multiple counts of election falsification, multiple counts prohibitions relating to petitions and multiple counts false signatures. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts election falsification, 2 counts Prohibitions relating to petitions, 13 counts false signatures. (Case #2011-CR-03657, Montgomery County) 5 years of probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/392963-ohio-montgomery-county-brenda-grif...
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Enrique C. Sanders M Multiple Voting 1 Enrique C. Sanders was accused of voting twice in the same election. Mistrial declared. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
North Dakota Mary E. Zikmund F 2010 General 2011-04 Multiple Voting 1 Mary E. Zikmund, then a student at North Dakota State University, pleaded guilty to voting twice in the fall 2010 general election. She voted by absentee ballot in Walsh County in October 2010 and then voted again in person in November at a polling place in Cass County. Zikmund pleaded guilty to and was charged with N.D.C.C. 16.1-01-12(3), voting more than once in an election. Ordered to pay $300 in fees and placed on 6 months unsupervised probation. The charge was later deferred under N.D.C.C. 12.1-32-07.1 and 12.1-32-07.2 after she completed probation. It was ordered that the guilty verdict be set aside, the case be dismissed and the file be sealed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/369793-north-dakota-2nd-response.html
Texas Isabel Lisa Rice Gonzalez F 2005-05 School board Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 2 2 Isabel Gonzalez pleaded* nolo contendre to 2 counts of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) in the 2005 school election. *Plea deal: 1 year deferred adjudication, 12 months community supervision, $500 fine Nueces: 05-CR-9808-3
Kentucky Martin County - Name Unknown 2003 Registration Fraud 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of fraudulent registration and found guilty. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Georgia Delorise Loughry (campaign official) F 2010-02 Petition Fraud Accused of nomination petition fraud. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00661094981, Appling County) $400 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Indiana Edwin Aviles (city employee) M 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D 2006 Ineligible district voting 1 1 Edwin Aviles, city truck operator, 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 1 count voting in other precinct. Pleaded guilty to voting in precinct in which he did not live. 18 months of probation http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/list-of-people-indicted/article_dad5024d-a3bc...

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