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
North Carolina Brandon Earl McLean 2008-11 General D 2011-08 Multiple voting 1 1 Three Wake County residents were charged with, and admitted to, voter fraud in connection with the 2008 presidential election. Twenty-six-year-old Kierra Fontae Leache of Pheiffer Drive in Raleigh, 46-year-old Shelia "Sheilia" Romona Hodges, also of Pheiffer Drive in Raleigh, and 25-year-old Brandon Earl McLean of Bethune Drive in Raleigh, admitted casting two votes in 2008. All three are registered Democrats. Leache filed a no-excuse absentee application on Oct. 29, 2008, as well as voted at the polling place on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Raleigh on Nov. 4. Leache later admitted to authorities that she did vote twice in the presidential election. Hodges and McLean both each participated in early voting at Chavis Heights Community Center in Raleigh and later voted on Election Day at their local polling place. They also admitted to the charges. All three have been placed under a $10,000 bond. The Wake Board of Elections uncovered the fraud and turned it over to the Wake County DA and got the SBI involved to investigate.
Texas Carlos Medrano Frank Medrano III Racquel Medrano Ricardo Medrano Sr. Rolando Medrano Sylvia Medrano Robert Edward Medrano M 2010-03 Democratic primary D 2011-09 Ineligible district voting Voter intimidation/coercion 2 1 Former Dallas County Justice of the Peace Carlos Medrano was found guilty of one count of illegal voting for illegally soliciting the vote of his niece Veronica Medrano, who lived in Mesquite and was not eligible to vote in Dallas, in the March 2010 Democratic primary. Six members of the Medrano family, one of Dallas County’s most influential Democratic families, and another associate were indicted in the case, including Medrano's brother, Federal Reserve police lieutenant Frank Medrano, and his daughter Racquel Medrano, charged with making false statements; Sylvia Medrano, Dallas County clerk’s office employee, charged with seven counts of illegally voting in precincts where she did not reside; and Robert Edward Medrano, Dallas County detention services officer, charged with three counts of illegally voting in a precinct in which he did not reside. Judge Richard Mays presided over the bench trial in Rockwall County. 180 days in county jail, five years probation, $2500 fine Dallas/Rockwall: 2-11-418 | Ricardo Medrano Sr., 67: former Dallas City Council member, charged with knowingly helping a felon on parole vote. Son of Pancho Medrano Sr. Rolando Medrano, 55: charged with making false statements before a grand jury. Son of Pancho Medrano. Frank Medrano III, 47: lieutenant in the Federal Reserve Bank police force, charged with making false statements. Grandchild of Pancho Medrano. Sylvia Medrano, 36: Dallas County clerk’s office employee, charged with seven counts of illegally voting in precincts where she did not reside. Grandchild of Pancho Medrano. Carlos Medrano, 34: elected Dallas County justice of the peace in 2010, charged with soliciting illegal votes from nieces. Grandchild of Pancho Medrano. Raquel Medrano, 22: charged with making false statements. Great-grandchild of Pancho Medrano. Robert Edward Medrano, 22: Dallas County detention services officer, charged with three counts of illegally voting in a precinct in which he did not reside. Great-grandchild of Pancho Medrano.
New Mexico Luz Vargas Mary Ann O'Brien F 2012-03 Sunland Park municipal 2012-06 Ineligible district voting 4 1 Authorities say 56-year-old Luz Vargas registered El Paso, Texas, resident Mary Ann O'Brien to vote in Sunland Park's municipal election in March. They were charged with false voting, conspiracy to commit false voting, registration offenses, falsifying election documents and false swearing.
New York Luis Vargas Elbin Lopez Betty Julien Luis Vargas (campaign workers for Democrat Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo) M 2013-09 Bronx Assembly special - Democrat primary D 2014-03 Petition fraud Forgery Luis Vargas, Elbin Lopez, and Betty Julien - former campaign workers for Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo's 2013 reelection bid - were charged with forging nearly 100 signatures on the candidate's primary ballot petitions, including celebrities' names as well as fake addresses, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office. The three were charged with multiple felony counts, including falsifying business records and forgery. They were hired to gather signatures to get Arroyo's name placed on the September 2013 Democratic primary election and were paid a dollar for each signature they collected. 81% of the 3,339 signatures filed by the campaign were deemed invalid.
Texas Unknown (multiple) 2016-11 General Absentee/Mail The Nueces County Sheriff's Office, the County Attorney and the County Clerk began investigating claims of voter fraud following the November 2016 general election, including multiple cases of voters being told at the polls that someone else had voted in their name and six requests for absentee mail-in ballots from one address at a vacant house in Robstown.
Connecticut Wayne Baker M R Absentee/Mail Wayne Baker, chairman of a Republican town committee, was accused of not providing information required by law on unsolicited absentee ballot applications. Ordered to comply with laws for disseminating unsolicited absentee ballot applications in the future
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Lula Gilliam (wife of candidate) F Absentee Ballot Fraud Lula Gilliam, wife of candidate Donald Gilliam, was accused of absentee ballot fraud for taking a neighbor's ballot and giving it to her husband to hand in. Case was dismissed. Dismissed
Kansas ADDED SOURCE Sedgwick County - Names Unknown Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Often receive advance ballot applications signed by someone other than the voter, such as a college student's parent, a spouse, a secretary or a relative. Provisional ballots not counted. (multiple cases)
Ohio Christine Freshour F 2007-09 Petition Fraud 2 Christine Freshour was charged with 1 count election fraud and 1 count forgery. Pleaded guilty to election fraud. Other count dismissed. 6 months in prison
Virginia Melvin Jones M 2011-02 Registration Fraud Ineligible Voting 2 Melvin Jones was charged with false statement on voter form and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Nottoway County)


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