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 Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Alabama Janice Hart Lesa Coleman Janice Hart Daniel Reynolds F 2013 Dothan municipal D 2014-05 Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 8 8 Janice Hart, pleaded* guilty to eight misdemeanor absentee ballot fraud charges (reduced from eight felony charges) for illegally obtaining absentee ballots during the 2013 Dothan city commission election on behalf of District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome. Newsome won the race by just 14 votes. Co-defendants Olivia Reynolds, Lesa Coleman, and Daniel Reynolds were also found guilty in the absentee ballot fraud scheme. *Plea deal: 12 months in jail for each charge (suspended), two years probation for each charge, $200 fine, $25 victim’s compensation fee, court costs http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/voter-fraud-suspect-pleads-guilty-to... http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/lesa-coleman-guilty-in-dothan-voter-... http://www.cbs46.com/story/25479135/3-charged-with-voter-fraud-in-houston-county
California Robert Mariette (campaign official) M 2005-11 2006-06 2006-11 2007-11 2008-02 2008-06 2008-11 2009-02 2010 Frauduent Voting Registration Fraud Perjury 13 8 Robert Mariette voted and held office in a district in which he did not reside. He cast votes and was on the board of directors in the Mountain Gate Community Services District, a district in which he did not reside. Mariette was charged with 13 counts. 8 counts of fraudulent voting, 2 counts of registration fraud, and 3 counts of perjury. He reportedly registered to vote using his girlfriend's address. He pleaded no contest to 1 count of fraudulent voting and 1 count of fraudulent registration. All other charges were dismissed. (Shasta County - Case # F-10-07895-01) 36 months of conditional/revocable release and 30 days on adult work program http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/406815-california-shasta-county-with-case... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/406811-california-shasta-response-with-ca... http://www.redding.com/news/mariette-pleads-no-contest-to-voter-fraud-ep-3756461...
Ohio Melowese Richardson F 2012-11 General D 2013-02 Multiple voting Impersonation 8 8 Melowese Richardson, a long-time Hamilton County poll worker charged with eight counts of illegal voting, pleaded* guilty and was sentenced to prison for five years. “This is not a little thing. It’s not a minor thing. This is what our country’s based on – free elections,” Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman told Richardson. Richardson was a Hamilton County poll worker from 1998 until her arrest in 2013 when she was charged with eight counts of illegal voting. In May, she accepted a plea deal and was convicted of four counts in exchange for the other four being dismissed. She was convicted of voting twice in the 2012 election and voting three times – in 2008, 2011 and 2012 – for her sister, Montez Richardson, who has been in a coma since 2003. *Plea deal: 5 years in prison, for four counts of illegal voting. http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cincinnati/downtown/poll-wor... http://media2.wcpo.com/pdfs/Fraud.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UXe3PdFStc4
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Edward Carbajal (deceased 2001) Multiple Impersonation 0 8 Someone used the identity of Edward Carbajal to vote in eight elections after he died in La Puente in 2001. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/05/23/cbs2-investigation-uncovers-votes-bein... http://dailysignal.com/2016/05/26/california-refuses-to-admit-its-voter-fraud-pr...
Connecticut Christina Ayala (former state representative) F Multiple D 2014-09 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 19 8 Connecticut State Rep. Christina Ayala pleaded* guilty to two criminal counts and two counts of providing a false statement after being charged with 19 counts of voter fraud: 8 counts of fraudulent voting, 10 counts of primary or enrollment violations, and 1 count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. Ayala was accused of voting in local and state elections in districts where she did not live and providing fabricated evidence to state Election Enforcement Commission investigators that showed she lived at an address in a district where she voted while actually living outside the district. Ayala represented the 128th District, elected in 2012 to replace her cousin, Andres Ayala, who was elected to the state Senate. Ayala's mother, Santa Ayala, served as Democratic Registrar of Voters. *Plea deal: 1 year in prison (suspended), barred from running for office for 2 years http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Judge-signs-warrant-for-Christina-Ayala-s-ar... http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-state-rep-arrested-0927-20140926-... http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Former-State-Rep-Pleads-Guilty-to--3295... http://wtnh.com/2015/09/25/former-state-rep-pleads-guilty-to-criminal-charges/
Hawaii Eight unnamed individuals 2010 Multiple voting 8 Hawaii County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi discovered several dozen Hawaii Island voters with duplicate voter registrations and found four people who voted twice in the same elections in 2010. Kawauchi said the clerk’s office in Hilo also discovered records showing four people who were allowed to vote twice in the 2010 elections in different districts and precincts. State officials notified the FBI, which began gathering information on the case but never opened a formal investigation. http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2012/08/01/video-county-clerk-reveals-election...
Texas Norma Lopez F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail 8 8 Norma Lopez pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud after being charged with eight counts of illegally returning marked ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (suspended), 12 months probation, 40 hours community service, $200 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Jim Wells/Live Oak: 20067
Mississippi William Gregory Eason Minnie Saulsberry M 2003-08 Tallahatchie County run-off 2004-04 Vote buying/selling Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance 14 8 William Gregory Eason was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and eight counts of voter fraud in the August 2003 Tallahatchie County District 5 Supervisor run-off election. Eason was charged, along with Minnie Saulsberry, of buying absentee votes with cash and beer, coercing voters, and illegal assistance. He was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $500. His conviction was upheld on appeal. 2 years in prison, $500 fine http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ms-court-of-appeals/1379480.html http://bradreeves.blogspot.com.br/2005/12/beer-for-votes-conviction-upheld.html http://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO31333.pdf
Texas Alicia Pena Perez F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 8 8 Alicia Pena Perez pleaded* guilty to eight counts of absentee ballot fraud, four counts each of illegal possession of a ballot and unlawful assistance (TEC 64.036 and 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, $1000 fine and court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Duval/Live Oak: 20084 - 20091
Alabama Nathaniel Gosha (a former Russell County commissioner and Phenix City Council candidate) Lizzie Mae Perry M 2001-09 Phenix City municipal Absentee/mail Vote Selling Forgery 37 9 Nathaniel Gosha, a former Russell County commissioner and Phenix City Council candidate, was convicted of 16 felony counts of possessing forged documents, 9 felony counts of falsifying absentee ballots, and 12 misdemeanor counts of disclosing the votes of others, in a scheme to sell absentee ballots in the September 2001 municipal election. Co-defendant Lizzie Mae Perry pleaded guilty to charges of absentee ballot fraud and agreed to testify against Gosha. Gosha and Perry falsified ballots by having people sign as witnesses to absentee ballot affidavits that had not been signed or sworn by the voters, and by putting false information about the voters' places of residence on the affidavits.   90 days in jail (multiple concurrent terms), 3 years probation, $500 fines for each of 9 false ballot convictions, $100 fines for each of 12 vote disclosure misdemeanors, $5/day for each day behind bars http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=pg http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29238529.html#! http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/798132/replies?c=116

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