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 Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Virginia Traci Manning Foley F 2011-12 Republican primary R 2013-07 Petition fraud Perjury Forgery 15 0 Traci Manning Foley was indicted in Martinsville on five counts each of perjury, election fraud, and uttering a forged public document. Foley worked for election contractor Stillwater LLC, which was enlisted to obtain signatures on campaign petitions for Republican candidate Newt Gingrich in Virginia's 2012 presidential primary. A number of people who signed the petitions did not live at the addresses listed. Fellow Stillwater employee Adam Ward was also charged in Martinsville, as well as by Augusta County.
Mississippi Stanley Maurice Warren M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Stanley Maurice Warren was charged with conspiracy to commit voter fraud and voter fraud, as part of widespread arrests during the 2007 Benton countywide elections. Pleaded guilty to 1 count of voter fraud. Other 2 counts were retired. (Case #BK2008-006A, Circuit Court, Benton County) 2 years post release supervision and payment of $822.50
Texas Isamel Hernandez Case declined for prosecution.
Washington Phyllis C. Bailey F Multiple Voting Phyllis Bailey reportedly signed the outside envelope of her legally blind husband's ballot. There is no proof she intended to vote twice, so criminal charges were not filed. No charges filed.
Ohio Marc Gustafson Heather Halstead Joel Speyer Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle Michael Anne Kyle +7 others M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Marc Gustafson was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they were already registered in other states where they resided. *Plea deal: No charges filed
Kansas Wyandotte County - Name Unknown 2008 Absentee Ballot Fraud A campaign worker was accused of signing advance ballot applications instead of the voter. No charges filed. (25 cases)
Colorado Maureen Moss F 2016 Republican primary R 2016-06 Petition fraud Forgery 34 0 Maureen Moss, was charged with 34 felony counts of forging voters' signatures on a petition to get state Rep. Jon Keyser on the 2016 Republican primary ballot for U.S. Senate. Moss was working for Black Diamond Outreach at the time. Investigators discovered 34 voters who onfirmed they did not sign their names and addresses on the petitions turned in by Moss: 17 in Denver, 10 in Jefferson County and seven in Arapahoe County.
Texas Francisco "Frankie" Garcia Rebecca Gonzalez Diana Balderas Castaneda Guadalupe Escamilla M 2012-11 Donna ISD school board D 2014-09 In person Vote buying 3 3 Francisco "Frankie" Garcia was indicted on federal on conspiracy and voter fraud charges for trading cash and cocaine for votes in the November 2012 Donna school board elections. Voters were paid either a “dime bag” of cocaine or $10 per vote. Garcia paid three voters by dropping $30 into the car in which they were seated, through an open car window, after they voted. Garcia was the campaign manager for candidates in the 2012 school board race and instructed at least five "politiqueras" or campaign workers to pay cash or cocaine for votes. Three campaign workers – Rebecca Gonzalez and Diana Balderas Castaneda of Donna, Texas, and Guadalupe Escamilla, of Weslaco, Texas – previously pleaded guilty to vote-buying charges stemming from this election.
Virginia Jennifer Derrebery Adam Dustin Ward F 2011-12 Republican primary R Petition Fraud Perjury Forgery 2 0 Jennifer Derrebery, of Bassett, pleaded* guilty in Augusta County to felony counts of election fraud and perjury after falsifying hundreds of signatures on campaign petitions for Republican candidate Newt Gingrich in Virginia's 2012 presidential primary. Derrebery, working for election contractor Stillwater LLC, submitted signed and notarized forms to the Virginia Board of Elections containing roughly 400 signatures - nearly all of them fraudulent. She was sentenced to 10 years in jail on each offense, to run concurrently (suspended), placed on 5 years’ probation, and ordered to pay $1,266 in court costs. *Plea deal: 10 years in jail for each offense (suspended), 5 years probation, $1,266 court costs
Mississippi Kenny Ray Bowen M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Kenny Ray Bowen was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 2 counts of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts of voter fraud. (Case #BK2008-007A, Circuit Court, Benton County) 5 years, with 4 years and 6 months suspended. First 6 months under house arrest and then 4 years and 6 months of post-release supervision. Pay $1,922.50.


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