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 Descriptionsort descending Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Alabama Venustiano Hernandez-Hernandez M Multiple Non-citizen voting Registration fraud 5 Venustiano Hernandez-Hernandez, a Mexican citizen living illegally in Alabama since the 1970s under a stolen identity, pleaded guilty in 2012 to federal Social Security fraud charges, and records show he committed voter fraud as well. Hernandez-Hernandez stole the Social Security number and assumed the name of Severo Benavidez, under which he illegally voted in the 1996 and 2008 general elections, the 2002 primary election, and special elections in 2003 and 2009. http://blog.al.com/live/2012/03/baldwin_man_convicted_of_fraud.html
Colorado Vernon Martin M Impersonation 1 Vernon Martin was charged with 1 count of voter impersonation. Pleaded to impersonating an elector. $4216.50 in fines and court fees http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Texas Veronica Saldivar Belinda Solis F 2012-05 Democratic primary General Donna ISD D 2014-08 Vote buying (federal) 1 29 Veronica Saldivar and Belinda Solis pleaded* guilty in federal court to buying votes during the May 2012 Democratic primary and the 2012 general election. A campaign manager for a Hidalgo County Commissioner bought cocaine and gave it to the two women so they could use it to entice voters. Saldivar pleaded guilty to one count of vote-buying after she admitted to buying 17 to 29 votes with cash, cocaine, beer, and cigarettes. Both women were part of a large year and a half long FBI investigation into election corruption in Hidalgo County that began in January 2013. The women were paid campaign workers, also known as politiqueras, who targeted low income areas and elderly individuals enticing them to vote for a particular candidate. Saldivar was sentenced to eight months in prison and two years of supervised release. *Plea deal: 8 months in prison plus 2 years of supervised release https://www.scribd.com/doc/238315278/Politi-Quera https://www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2014/two-campaign-workers-admit-to... http://www.breitbart.com/Texas/2014/09/1/Court-Records-Accuse-Democrats-Of-Using... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/donna-politiqueras-sentenced-after-buying-v...
Wisconsin Veronica Toney F 2010 Ineligible felon voting 2 1 Veronica Toney was charged with Voting by Disqualified Person (Felon) (Felony Class I) and Providing False Information to Election Official (Felony Class I). http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Texas Vicenta Guajardo Verino Tomasa Ramirez Chavez Bernice Garcia Margarita Rangel Ozuna Sara Virginia Perales Facunda Banda Garcia F 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2014-07 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Vicenta Guajardo Verino was one of six Cameron County politiqueras charged with voter fraud as a result of a multi-agency investigation into illicit voting activity surrounding the Democratic primary runoff in July 2012 that included federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Verino was charged with unlawfully assisting a voter, improperly returning a marked ballot and ballot carrier violations. http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/article_4b4413f6-0d5a-11e4-9c30-0017a43b23...
Pennsylvania Victor Bernard Pinho M 2003-11 2004-01 Multiple Voting 1 Victor Bernard Pinho was accused of voting in both Philadelphia and Lehigh County. Charged with unlawful voting, a third-degree misdemeanor. Pleaded guilty. $750 in fines http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404432-pennsylvania-state-cases-2.html http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399976-pennsylvania-lehigh-county-respons...
New York Vincent Sculco (former town Republican Chairman) M 2007 Town Board R Petition Fraud Vincent Sculco allegedly submitted 42 forged signatures on designating petitions for a Republican primary in North Greenbrush, New York. Pleaded to a misdemeanor for misconduct in relation to petitions. 30 days in the Rensselaer County sheriff's work order program http://blog.timesunion.com/localpolitics/1067/north-greenbush-gop-operative-admi... http://news10.com/2007/08/10/alleged-voter-fraud-involving-missing-chairman-the-...
Connecticut Virgen Figueroa (former town committee member) Edwin Garcia Liz Diaz M 1996 Democratic Hartford town committee D 1996 Absentee Ballot Registration fraud - non-citizens Illegal Assistance 13 Virgen Figueroa pleaded* guilty to conspiring with Edwin Garcia and several co-workers to register ineligible voters to cast absentee ballots in a hotly contested town committee race. Figueroa, Garcia and others were charged with equipping scores of ineligible voters with absentee ballots and, in many cases, helping them vote. *Plea deal: 2 months in jail http://articles.courant.com/1997-08-29/news/9708290748_1_election-fraud-jail-tim... http://articles.courant.com/1997-10-18/news/9710180194_1_jail-time-jailings-for-...
Ohio Virginia A. McMillan F 2012-11 General D Multiple voting 1 1 Virginia A. McMillan, of Beavercreek in Greene County, pleaded* guilty to misdemeanor falsification after being charged with voter fraud for voting twice in the November 2012 general election. An internal audit in December 2012 revealed that McMillan had voted early by mail and then voted again at her polling place, according to Greene County Board of Elections Director Nancy Johannes. An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of McMillan. McMillan was sentenced to 180 days in jail, but the judge suspended 160 days of the sentence. She was also fined $250 and must complete 88 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (160 days suspended), $250 fine, 88 hours of community service. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/crime-law/woman-sentenced-to-jail-for-v... http://xeniagazette.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=4&ArticleID=180864
Texas Virginia Ramos Garza F 2005-05 School board Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 4 4 Virginia Ramos Garcia entered pre-trial diversion in 2006 after being charged with four counts of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) in the 2005 school election. *Pre-Trial Intervention: 12 months comunity supervision http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Nueces: 05-CR-9806-4

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