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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
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...
Illinois James Haywood, Jr. M 2013-04 Municipal D 2013-04 Absentee/Mail 1 1 James Haywood Jr. of Cahokia was charged with one count of violation of absentee ballots in St. Clair County. Dismissed http://www.bnd.com/news/local/crime/article20547705.html http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/04/30/3-metro-east-men-charged-with-election-fr... https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20by%20... http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article25749658.html
New York William Connors (former county economic development director) Joseph Conners M Primary D 2005-08 Absentee Ballot Fraud William Connors, a county economic development director, allegedly filed fraudulent absentee ballots to secure the Conservative Party nomination for a Democrat. Pleaded guilty to primary election violations. 2 weekends in jail, $5,000 fine and forced to resign as custodian of voting machines http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395980-new-york-saratoga-county-response-...
Missouri Nonaresa Montgomery F 2001 Mayoral Primary D Registration Fraud Nonaresa Montgomery, the head of Operation Big Vote, was found guilty of perjury in a trial in St. Louis Circuit Court. The matter involved the submission of thousands of fraudulent voter registration cards before a 2001 mayoral primary. Instead of allowing a jury to recommend a sentence, a plea deal was made between the attorneys. 2 years of probation, 80 hours community service and banned from organized political activity and voter registration efforts https://business.highbeam.com/435553/article-1G1-128482308/jury-finds-montgomery... http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2006/07/scandal-plagued-missouri-democrats-sue-t... http://electionlawblog.org/archives/002919.html
Indiana Michael Lopez M 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D 2005 Ineligible district voting 4 Michael Lopez 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. Son of contractor and "political insider" Mickey Lopez and brother of Christopher Lopez. Charged with 3 counts voting in other precinct and 1 count unauthorized entries at polls. Pleaded guilty to unauthorized entries at polls, a misdemeanor. Other counts dismissed. $1000 fine https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-10F441B1C90C6800.html
Missouri Joel Neal M 2008 D Absentee/Mail Impersonation 1 Joel Neal requested an absentee ballot using his deceased mother's identity and voted using that ballot. He also voted under his own name in the Democratic primary. 1 month of home confinement and a $2,000 fine http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/07/18/st-louis-man-sentenced-after-voting-fo...
Tennessee Brenda Woods Yolanda Giles, Taletha McNeal Traylor, Amos Watkins F 2009-05 Bolivar municipal D In person Procuring illegal voters ineligible felon voting 3 3 Former Bolivar City Council member Brenda Woods was convicted of three counts of procuring illegal voters in the city's May 2009 municipal elections. Yolanda Giles, Taletha McNeal Traylor, and Amos Watkins said that during early elections Woods took them to the polls to vote for her. They testified they told Woods they had felony convictions, but she assured them they could still vote. An investigation by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation revealed the three felons had cast ballots illegally since their voting rights had not been restored. The three were granted immunity for testifying. Woods was convicted on the same charges in 2011, but was awarded a new trial on appeal two years later. As a result of her convictions, Woods can no longer vote or run for elected office. Woods was sentenced to two years of community corrections, which entails intensive community-based supervision and treatment provided by agencies contracted by the state. 2 years of community corrections http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/25029628/former-bolivar-city-official-convic... http://wreg.com/2014/05/20/former-boliver-city-councilwoman-sentenced-for-voter-...
Texas Hazel Brionne Woodard F 2011-06 Democratic primary D 2012-05 In person Impersonation 1 1 Hazel Brionne Woodard, a 2011 Democratic precinct chair candidate, pleaded* guilty to having her son vote on behalf of his father on June 18, 2011. Voter fraud allegations arose after the boy’s father showed up to cast his own ballot later that same day. Woodward was sentenced to two years of deferred adjudication probation. *Plea deal: Deferred adjudication, 2 years probation http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article23415846.htm... http://www.star-telegram.com/living/family/moms/article3831207.html
Indiana Terrance Artis Randall Blue Artis (former East Chicago Councilman) M 1999 East Chicago municipal D 2004-05 Vote buying Terrance Artis pleaded* gulity to a federal obstruction of justice charge after he and and his brother Randall "Blue" Artis were charged with multiple felony counts of fraud, conspiracy and misappropriation of funds in connection with the sidewalks-for-votes scandal. http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/artis-brothers-enter-guilty-pleas/article_8dd...
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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