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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Barnaby Horton (former state representative) M 2002 General D 2003-08 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 10 10 Barnaby Horton pleaded* guilty to felony absentee ballot fraud after being charged with seven felony counts of unlawful possession of another person's absentee ballot and three counts of being present, as a candidate, when absentee ballots were completed. The former state representative was charged with absentee ballot fraud after he was caught inducing elderly residents to cast absentee ballots for him. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, $10,000 fine, 1,000 hours of community service, barred from running for public office for 2 years and from ever soliciting, distributing or assisting with absentee ballots http://articles.courant.com/2004-07-15/news/0407150839_1_absentee-ballots-shawn-... http://articles.courant.com/2003-08-26/news/0308262194_1_ballots-felony-counts-g... http://articles.courant.com/2003-08-26/news/0308262194_1_ballots-felony-counts-g...
Illinois Kenneth Davison Jerry Knight M D 2008-08 Petition Fraud Perjury Forgery 11 Kenneth Davison and Jerry Knight were working for Democratic state Sen. Terry Link in 2007. Indictments alleged that both men forged signatures and included dead voters on the nominating petition. Charged with 9 counts of perjury and 2 counts of forgery. Pleaded guilty to nine counts of perjury for signing a sworn statement on petitions that signatures were legitimate. (08CF3380) Sentenced to probation, 60 days in jail when not working and barred from campaign activity while on probation. http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/08/sen-link-campai.html http://prev.dailyherald.com/story/print/?id=313603 http://prev.dailyherald.com/story/?id=267738&src=329
California Rabboni Selah 2002 2003 Registration Fraud 11 Rabboni Selah was charged with violating California Elections Code sections 18101(a), 18660 and 18613. Charged with felony. Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor. (Alameda County - Case #492508) Credit for time served in county jail. Probation and ordered to pay restitution. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403779-california-alameda-county-response...
Florida Ora Bell Rivers "Madison 9" F 2010 Madison school board 2011-11 Absentee/Mail Perjury 11 7 Ora Bell Rivers, one of the "Madison 9," was charged with seven counts of felony fraud in connection with casting a vote, three counts of perjury by false written declaration, and one count of providing a false report to law enforcement authorities, as part of a scheme to illegally request, distribute, and collect absentee ballots in the 2010 Madison school board election. Rivers entered pre-trial intervention. Pre-Trial Intervention http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Madison_County_Officials_Arrested_for_Voter_Fr...
Nevada Tina Marie Parks F 2016-06 Primary 2016-07 Registration fraud 11 0 Tina Marie Parks was charged with 11 felony counts for falsifiying party affiliations while registering voters on behalf of Engagae Nevada before the June 2016 Nevada primary. Parks was charged with four counts of perjury for allegedly signing four registration forms for herself on which she attests she had no felony conviction or other loss of civil rights that would make it unlawful for her to vote. The other charges include two counts of attempted intimidation of voters; one count of intimidation of voters; three counts of acts concerning registration of voters for allegedly falsifying registrations; and one count of prohibited acts of employees of voter registration agencies. http://www.reviewjournal.com/politics/election-2016/pahrump-woman-arrested-falsi... http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article894...
Tennessee Gayle Copeland F Registration Fraud 11 Gayle Copeland was accused of 11 counts of illegal voter registration, false entries, criminal impersonation and food stamp fraud. One count each of illegal registration, false entries and criminal impersonation were dismissed, as well as three counts of food stamp fraud. Copeland pleaded guilty to and was charged with two counts of illegal registration or voting, one count of criminal impersonation and one count of food stamp fraud. 2 years suspension and restitution in the amount of $4,694 to the Department of Human Services. Supervised probation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404111-tennessee-davidson-county-with-cas...
Michigan Rev. Edward Pinkney M 2014 Recall Petition Fraud 11 Reverend Edward Pinkney was accused of changing the dates on some of the signatures on a petition to recall Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower. A jury convicted Pinkney of 5 counts of election fraud. Sentenced to spend a minimum of 30 months in prison—and a maximum of 120 months on five felony counts http://www.abc57.com/story/27258212/verdict-in-rev-edward-pinkney-election-fraud... http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Benton-Harbor-activist-sentenced-for-election...
Texas Guadalupe Rios 2006 Municipal Absentee/Mail 11 11 Guadalupe Rios pleaded* guilty to 11 counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegally possessing other voters' ballots in the 2006 municipal election (TEC 86.006). *Plea deal: 4 years probation, 60 days house arrest, $500 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Starr/Brooks: 08-08-09945 CR
Illinois Jerry Knight Kenneth Davison M D 2008-08 Petition Fraud Perjury Forgery 12 Kenneth Davison and Jerry Knight were working for Democratic state Sen. Terry Link in 2007. Indictments allege that both men forged signatures and included dead voters on the nominating petition. Charged with 11 counts of perjury and 1 count of forgery. Pleaded guilty. (08CF3379) Sentenced to 2 years probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. Barred from participating in election activity, other than voting, for the length of his probation. http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/08/sen-link-campai.html http://prev.dailyherald.com/story/print/?id=313603
Texas Oscar Rios Jose Rene Gomez Oralia Frausto Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) M 2006-03 Democratic primary D 2006-06 Registration fraud - fake Absentee/Mail 12 12 Oscar Rios pleaded* guilty to 12 counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegally possesing other voters' ballots. Oralia Frausto, Jose Rene Gomez, 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: 07-05-09741 CR

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