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 Sentencesort descending Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Florida Shalonda Michaelle Brinson "Madison 9" F 2010 Madison school board 2011-11 Absentee/Mail 10 9 Shalonda Michaelle Brinson, one of the "Madison 9," was charged with nine counts of felony fraud in connection with casting a vote, and one count of provided 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. Brinson entered pre-trial intervention. Pre-Trial Intervention http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Madison_County_Officials_Arrested_for_Voter_Fr...
New Jersey Spencer Robbins M 2010 Woodbridge school board, General D 2014-02 Ineligible district voting 2 22 Spencer Robbins, a municipal judge in Woodbridge, Sayreville and South Plainfield, was charged in 2013 with two counts of third-degree voter fraud for voting in two 2010 elections in Woodbridge, where he had a law office, rather than in Chatham, where he lived. Robbins was a resident of Chatham when he voted in a Woodbridge school election on April 20, 2010, and in a general election in Woodbridge on November 2, 2010. The Middlesex County Board of Elections ruled in 2011 that Robbins, a registered Democrat, had been improperly voting in Woodbridge, using his Amboy Avenue legal office as his address. A month earler, a Home News Tribune investigation found that Robbins had voted in 22 elections and Democratic primaries in Woodbridge since 1998, even though he his home was in Chatham Township since 1995. The court accepted Robbins into Pre-Trial Intervention. Pre-Trial Intervention http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2014/03/judge_charged_with_voter_fraud_for... http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/middlesex-county/2014/11/07/vote...
New Jersey Rigo Rodriguez Rigo Rodriguez Lissette Rodriguez Juan Jimenez Belkis M. Cespedes Ana Vely-Gomez Lucia A. Guzman Inocencio Jimenez Jose Ramon Ruiz Dalila Rodriguez Octavio A. Dominguez Juana A. Gil Jose E. Gonzalez Loudes Inoa Ricardo A. Fermin-Cepeda Wilson A. Torres M 2010-05 Paterson city council D 2010-12 Absentee/mail Forgery Witness tampering Pre-Trial Intervention http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases10/pr20101202b.html http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/2014/10/ex-paterson_councilman_wife_i...
New Jersey Lissette Rodriguez Rigo Rodriguez Lissette Rodriguez Juan Jimenez Belkis M. Cespedes Ana Vely-Gomez Lucia A. Guzman Inocencio Jimenez Jose Ramon Ruiz Dalila Rodriguez Octavio A. Dominguez Juana A. Gil Jose E. Gonzalez Loudes Inoa Ricardo A. Fermin-Cepeda Wilson A. Torres F 2010-05 Paterson city council D 2010-12 Absentee/mail Forgery Witness tampering Pre-Trial Intervention http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases10/pr20101202b.html http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/2014/10/ex-paterson_councilman_wife_i...
New Jersey Robert F. Tierney 2011-04 Ineligible district voting 4 4 Lt. Robert F. Tierney, of East Brunswick, was indicted on April 21, 2011, after an investigation by the New Brunswick Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that he had illegLLY voted in four elections in New Brunswick between November 2005 and November 2009, while he was living in Milltown and East Brunswick. The New Brunswick police officer was admitted into Pre-Trial Intervention. Pre-Trial Intervention http://njtoday.net/2011/12/02/police-officer-accused-of-health-insurance-voter-f...
Indiana Terry Danner Douglas Campbell M 2011 2012-05 Absentee/Mail 2 2 Terry Danner was charged with voter fraud and conspiracy after he and Austin mayor Douglas Campbell were accused of going to at least four homes in 2011 to illegally collect absentee voter ballots. Danner made agreement for pretrial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention - 100 hours community service, $270 fine http://www.wave3.com/story/20968288/mayor-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fraud http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/indiana-news/Austin-mayor-city-employee-char... https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/CaseSummary/eyJ2Ijp7IkNhc2VUb2tlbiI6Ik1...
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-...
Florida Linda Ivery Betty Jefferson F 2010-10 Lake City municipal D 2013-04 Absentee/Mail Registration Fraud Voter intimidation/coercion 8 1 Linda Ivery was charged with six felony and two misdemeanor counts for violating election law in a scheme to elect Eugene Jefferson to a Lake City District 10 city council seat in 2010. Charges included corruptly influencing voting, conspiracy to corruptly influence voting, conspiracy to falsely obtain or falsely mark an absentee ballot, three counts of submitting false voter registrations, and three counts of obtaining an absentee ballot in violation of the law. Ivery entered pre-trial intervention. Pre-Trial Intervention - 30 months deferred prosecution, 10 hours community service, $100 prosecution costs, $250 donation to a charitable organization, barred from engaging in political or campaign activity during the deferral period, read the Florida Division of Elections Candidates Handbook and certify she has read it http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/2-arrested-on-voter-frau... http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-04-09/story/lake-city-women-arrested-ele... http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028308/02443 https://www.civitekflorida.com/ocrs/app/caseinformation.xhtml?query=HL7trn0Gjppl...
Florida Betty Jefferson (wife of candidate Eugene Jefferson) Linda Ivery F 2010-10 Lake City municipal D 2013-04 Absentee/Mail Registration Fraud Voter intimidation/coercion 26 20 Betty Jefferson was charged with 24 felony and two misdemeanor election law violations in a scheme to elect her husband, Eugene, to a city council seat in the 2010 Lake City District 10 primary. Jefferson asked voters to sign absentee ballots that were already completed, fraudulently obtained absentee ballots, and tried to deceive voters into signing ballots. The charges included 19 counts of obtaining an absentee ballot in violation of the law, one count of corruptly influencing voting, three counts of submitting false voter registration, one count of procuring false voter registrations, conspiracy to falsely obtain an absentee ballot or falsely obtaining an absentee ballot, and a conspiracy to corruptly influence voting charge. Jefferson entered pre-trial intervention. Pre-Trial Intervention - 30 months deferred prosecution, 50 hours community service, $100 prosecution costs, $1,000 donation to a charitable organization, barred from engaging in political or campaign activity during the deferral period, read the Florida Division of Elections Candidates Handbook and certify she has read it, write a letter of apology explaining how the actions alleged violate campaign regulations and rules http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/2-arrested-on-voter-frau... http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-04-09/story/lake-city-women-arrested-ele... http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028308/02443 https://www.civitekflorida.com/ocrs/app/caseinformation.xhtml?query=HL7trn0Gjppl...
Texas Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) Jose Rene Gomez Oralia Frausto Oscar Rios F 2006-03 Democratic primary D 2006-06 Registration fraud - fake Absentee/mail 5 5 Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) was charged with five counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegally possessing other voters' ballots (TEC 86.006). Oscar Rios, Oralia Frausto, and Jose Rene Gomez - 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. Gonzalez entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 1 year http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/FiveIndicted_StarrCountyTexas.pdf Starr/Brooks: 07-05-09742 CR

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