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 Regino Cantu Salinas 2008 Primary Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Regino Cantu Salinas pleaded* guilty to one count of illegal voting for voting while an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in the 2008 primary election. *Plea deal: 90 days in jail, 2 years probation, $2000 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Duval/Jim Wells: 11-02-13251 CR
Washington Connie Southey F 1 Records received from Snohomish County Washington did not indicate the specific accusation. From a list of almost 200 voter fraud cases that occurred since June 2007, only one person was charged. According to the prosecutor's office, the remainder of the cases were not prosecuted and no records were kept on the type of specific charge for the unprosecuted cases. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
Virginia Slick Dickerson 2011-02 Registration Fraud Ineligible Voting 2 Slick Dickerson was charged with false statement on voter form and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Nottoway County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Ohio Elaine Buchanan F 2009-04 Petition Fraud 1 Elaine Buchanan was charged with 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions. Pleaded guilty to prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations, felony. 6 months incarceration (suspended), 1 year of probation and $500 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395896-ohio-summit-county-with-cases.html
Ohio Danielle Phillips F 2007-01 Petition Fraud 2 Danielle Phillips was charged with 1 count voter fraud and 1 count forgery. Pleaded guilty to 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Other counts dismissed. 3 years of probation, 75 hours of community service and a $50 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396680-ohio-hardin-county-danielle-philli...
Indiana Tonya Bronaugh F 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D Impersonation Forgery 4 1 Tonya Bronaugh 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 2 counts forgery, 1 count of voting in false name, 1 count conspiracy to vote in another’s name. Pleaded guilty to voting in false name, a felony, other charges dismissed. 18 months of probation
New York Clement Campana Anthony DiFiglio William McInerney Anthony Renna John Brown Clement Campana Gary Galuski Michael LoPorto Ed McDonough Kevin McGrath M 2009-09 Working Families Party Primary D Absentee/mail Clement Campana, Troy City Council President, was indicted on five felonies and one misdemeanor for his allegedly defrauding voters during the 2009 Working Families Party primary. Campana was charged with four felony counts of illegal voting, one felony count of falsifying business records in the first degree as well as one count of conspiracy to promote or prevent election, a misdemeanor. He pled* not guilty to all charges in front of Judge George Pulver. The indictment states that Campana worked with other Democrats to conspire to help candidates win the primary. Many of the allegations involve talking voters into accepting and signing absentee ballot applications, and then filling in the rest of the application with fraudulent information like why the voter couldn't vote and then filing them with the Board of Elections. Campana turned down a deal that would have required him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and serve 60 days of house arrest, said his attorney E. Stewart Jones, Three others pleaded guilty to felonies for their role in the scandal, including Councilman John Brown, who will likely spend six months in jail. http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20111221/NEWS/312219994
Connecticut Rosemary Blade F Absentee Ballot Fraud Blade, who worked as a checker at her polling place on Election Day, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when she could have voted in person. $100 fine, ordered to comply with the law in the future and lost eligibility for certain election jobs
Michigan Rita Smith F 2010 Democrat Primary OTHER Rita Smith and her son, Forrest Smith, were accused of submitting false elections paperwork in connection with the 2010 primary for a state senate seat. The goal was to inflate the unknown candidates on the ballot to benefit candidate Lamar Lemmons Jr. http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164--269660--,00.html
Texas Jose Rene Gomez Oralia Frausto Oscar Rios Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) M 2006-03 Democratic primary D 2006-06 Registration fraud - fake Absentee/Mail Multiple voting 1 1 Jose Rene Gomez pleaded* guilty to one count of illegal voting for voting twice in the 2006 general election (TEC 64.012). Oralia Frausto, Oscar Rios, and Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) - Starr and Hidalgo county political operatives - were also indicted for voter fraud in a large-scale effort to submit mail-in ballots for imaginary people in 2006’s March Democratic primary election. The four were indicted by a grand jury in Brooks County on charges related to the scheme, which involved registering fake voters to vacant lots in Starr County and having mail-in ballots sent to several Hidalgo County addresses. *Plea deal: 2 years deferred adjudication/community supervision, $300 fine http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/FiveIndicted_StarrCountyTexas.pdf Starr/Brooks: 07-05-09743 CR

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