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 Kevin Keegen Emidy M 2004 Forgery Petition Fraud Registration Fraud Kevin Keegen Emidy pleaded guilty to signing fictitious or forged name to petition and fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration. 3 years of probation, 312 days in jail and restitution
California Christopher Kavanagh M 2006-06 2007-09 Registration fraud - ineligible district 3 1 Christopher Kavanagh pleaded* no contest to registering to vote in Berkeley when he lived in Oakland. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped charges of voter fraud, filing false nomination papers, perjury by declaration, fraudulently voting in a June 2006 election in Berkeley, and grand theft. *Plea deal: 6 months in jail, 5 years probation, $10,835 fine, barred from holding public office in California during probation http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Berkeley-ex-official-gets-6-month-sentence... http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2007-09-21/article/28065
California James Conway M 2008 2010-11 Registration fraud Perjury 6 James Conway was charged with 1 count illegal registration; 1 count filing a false nomination or declaration of candidacy; 3 counts perjury. Convicted on all 6 counts. Received probation. Probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403779-california-alameda-county-response...
California Gary Sabara, Jr M 2012 City Council Ineligible district voting 1 Gary Sabara, Jr. voted in the Vernon City Council election, but his ballot was disallowed because it was determined that he actually lived in Buena Park. http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/10/local/la-me-0411-vernon-elections-201204...
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 pertain to subscribing fictitious names or the name of another to a petition; person signs petition known to be false or fraudulent or not the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be; forgery;knowingly procuring or offering false or forged instrument to be filed, registered, or recorded in any public office, which instrument, if genuine, might be filed, registered, or recorded under any law. Charges dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404433-california-fresno-county-cases.htm...
California Roderick Wright (former state senator) M 2007 Multiple D 2010-09 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud Perjury 8 5 Roderick Wright was convicted on 5 counts of fraudulent voting, 2 counts of perjury, and one count of filing a false declaration of candidacy for registering, voting, and filing for office at the address of an Inglewood property he owned but didn't reside at so he could run in what was then the 25th Senate District in 2008. His true home or "domicile" was a home in Baldwin Hills, outside the district he sought to represent. 90 days in jail, 3 years probation, 1,500 hours community service, barred from holding public office http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-convicted-felon-roderick-wright-... http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-rod-wright-jury-20140124-story.html...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of John Neibert (deceased 1995) 2012-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of John Neibert to vote by mail in 2012, even though Mr. Neibert died in 1995. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
California Matthew Carhart M 2004 Multiple Voting 1 Matthew Carhart was accused of voting or attempting to vote more than once in an election. Case dismissed "in the interest of justice." (San Mateo County - Docket #NM333114a) Case dismissed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403793-california-san-mateo-county-respon...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Clarence Oliveria (deceased 2005) 2012-06 Absentee/Mail Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Clarence Oliveria to vote by mail in 2012, even though Oliveria died in 2005. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
California Jose Fragozo M 2012 Escondido school board Registration fraud Perjury 13 1 Jose Fragozo pleaded* guilty to one felony count of voter fraud after being charged with 13 felony counts including perjury, false voter registration and filing false election documents, stemming from allegations that he lied about where he lived in order to win election to the Escondido Union School District Board in 2012. The judge declined to reduce Fragozo’s felony count to a misdemeanor, but left that option for a later time. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 15 days public work service, fines/restitution http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/sd-no-fragozo-sentencing-2016...

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