|State||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|
|Texas||Russell Grant||Charles Roaches||M||2009-05||Gonzales municipal||2011-02||Absentee/mail||Voter intimidation/coercion||Ballot tampering||10||10||Russell Grant was indicted in February 2011 on 10 counts of voter fraud for providing false information on an application for early voting in the May 2009 Gonzales City Council election, along with Charles Roaches, indicted on 4 counts. Dozens of Gonzales citizens said then-candidates Grant and Roaches gave them misleading information and possibly tampered with their mail-in ballot applications. City Voting Officer Jean Collins said 83 of 102 mail-in ballot applications received listed "disability" as the reason for voting by mail. Several voters named on the applications contended they are not disabled and never voted by mail. In February 2010, Grant admitted to “voter misconduct” and agreed to resign his District 2 council seat, abstain from public office, and cooperate with authorities in the voter fraud investigation. Both Grant and Roaches entered pretrial diversion.||Pre-Trial Intervention - 2 years community supervision||http://www.gonzalesinquirer.com/news/russell-grant-given-second-chance/article_0...||http://www.gonzalesinquirer.com/news/grant-resigns-seat-from-council-makes-deal-...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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|
|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...|
|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...|
|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|
|Tennessee||Norman Nichols||M||2011||Tellico Plains Mayoral||2012-02||Vote Buying||12||Norman Nichols was indicted by the Monroe County Grand Jury on 6 counts of bribery of a voter and 6 counts of conspiracy to bribe a voter.||http://tnreport.com/2012/02/04/tbi-two-men-charged-with-bribing-voters-in-tellic...|
|New Mexico||Silvia Gomez||Silvia Gomez Angelica Marquez Priscilla Morales Jesus Dario Hernandez||F||2012-03||Sunland Park municipal||2012-04||Ineligible district voting (+registration)||12||Former Sunland Park city councilor Silvia Gomez pleaded* guilty to three counts of false voting in the courtroom of 3rd Judicial District Judge Fernando Macias. Gomez had been charged with a dozen felony counts for inducing non-residents to vote in the March 2012 Sunland Park elections. 13 people listed Gomez's address as their own when they registered to vote in the city between Jan. 5 and Feb. 7, 2012. Six of them voted early in person or by absentee ballot. Police documents said Gomez registered a Texas couple using her Sunland Park address and asked them to vote for mayoral candidate Daniel Salinas. In exchange for her plea, the district attorney's office dismissed remaining charges, prosecutor Jose Arguello said. Gomez's sentence: three years probation, plus $4,500 in fines and an order forbidding her from registering voters in the future. Macias suspended what amounted to a three-year prison sentence. Gomez is at least the fifth defendant —from the more than 20 allegedly involved with widespread Sunland Park voter corruption — to reach resolution. Most have entered plea agreements.||*Plea deal: 3 years in prison (suspended), 3 years probation, plus $4,500 in fines and an order forbidding her from registering voters in the future, for 3 counts of false voting||http://nmpolitics.net/index/2012/03/sunland-park-employee-arrested-on-false-voti...||http://nmpolitics.net/Documents/03.04.12.GomezCriminalComplaint.pdf||http://www.kvia.com/news/Sunland-Park-woman-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fraud/1930822...||http://www.abqjournal.com/178004/news/exsunland-park-official-pleads-guilty-to-f...|
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