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 Source1sort descending Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Florida Benita Teal F Registration fraud 46 Accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Teal was charged with 23 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 23 counts of submission of false voter registration information.
Mississippi Steven Thompson (former candidate for sheriff) M Vote Buying Thompson, candidate for sheriff of Benton County, reportedly paid undercover police officers $30 per vote and pleaded guilty to attempted bribery. 1 year house arrest and $500 fine
Connecticut Hector Riollano M D Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Riollano, who assisted the Democratic Party with a "pull out the vote" effort, helped people fill out absentee ballot applications, but neglected to provide information about himself, as required by law, such as a signature. He was also present while a couple filled out their absentee ballots, which was not allowed under law because he was an agent of a political party. Civil penalty of $350. Ordered to comply with the law in the future.
Georgia Tommie Eskew (election official/member of the Chattooga County Board of Registrars) M 2006/11 Absentee Ballot Fraud Tommie Eskew, a member of the Chattooga County Board of Registrars, was accused of improper assistance, delivery and possession of absentee ballots for the November 2006 general election. Cease and desist order and public reprimand
Texas Maria Esparza F Marie Esparza was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
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
Connecticut Craig Nadrizny M Absentee Ballot Fraud Nadrizny, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Iowa David Thomas Borgman M Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Voting without restored rights due to felony conviction. Charged with 4th Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Pleaded and received suspended jail and fines.
Ohio Tokya Davis Petition Fraud Tokya Davis was charged with prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Pleaded guilty to prohibited acts concerning declarations and petitions, felony. 6 months of probation
Connecticut Killingly Kids Count Voter intimidation/coercion Citizens for Limited Taxation filed a complaint against Killingly Kids Count (KKC), a registered political committee, with the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission that alleged the group tried to intimidate voters through its flyers for two separate elections. It also alleged that a school official had "advocated a position on a referendum using public funds," when he called a radio station and told listeners to vote against a measure. After an investigation, the commission found there was no evidence that the group had posted the flyers. The commission also concluded that the school principal made the call during his break and was not guilty of any wrongdoing. The complaint was dismissed. Dismissed

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