True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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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 Source5 Follow Up
Colorado Corrie Houck (former candidate for city council) F 2015 Denver municipal D 2016-01 Petition fraud Forgery 13 0 Corrie Houck was charged with 13 counts of forgery and perjury for forging signatures on her candidate petition. Houck, a Democrat who ran for Denver City Council District 2’s seat, allegedly knew about the forged signatures but signed off on the petition anyway.  More than half the signatures on Houck's petitions did not match the signatures on file for the voters named. Three voters listed on Houck's petitions were dead and had been for some time. Houck also submitted a signature for an election judge's mother, who is known to have Alzheimer's disease and her caretaker says she did not sign the petition. The Denver District Attorney's Office charged Houck with one count of attempting to influence a public servant  and six counts of forgery, all felonies, plus six misdemeanor counts of perjury. https://www.scribd.com/doc/294649081/Corrie-Houck-Charging-Document-and-Affidavi... http://kdvr.com/2016/01/04/dead-people-big-bird-other-allegedly-forged-signature...
Tennessee Christina Botts Carrie Botts F 2012 2013-07 Registration fraud Forgery 13 0 Christina Botts was indicted on 13 counts and Carrie Botts was indicted on one count, of voter registration fraud for fraudulently registering voters in Scott County in September 2012. They were altering address information on voter registration forms so it would appear the individuals lived in the city of Huntsville. Christina Botts registered 43 individuals during September 2012 and Carrie Botts registered one person and forged a signature on the voter registration application.
California Jose Fragozo M 2012 Escondido school board Registration fraud Perjury 13 1 Jose Fragozo pleaded* guilty to one felony count of voter fraud after being charged with 13 felony counts including perjury, false voter registration and filing false election documents, stemming from allegations that he lied about where he lived in order to win election to the Escondido Union School District Board in 2012. The judge declined to reduce Fragozo’s felony count to a misdemeanor, but left that option for a later time. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 15 days public work service, fines/restitution http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/sd-no-fragozo-sentencing-2016...
Alabama Gay Nell Tinker (aka Gay Nell Singleton) F 2004-11 2005-05 Democratic primaries D 2008-03 Absentee/Mail Forgery 13 5 Gay Nell Tinker [Singleton], a former circuit clerk for Hale County, pleaded* guilty to five misdemeanor counts of absentee ballot fraud, after her scheme to orchestrate fraudulent absentee ballots for the benefit of multiple candidates during November 2004 and May 2005 Democratic primaries was uncovered. She admitted to falsifying the ballots of five voters to benefit certain candidates, including her brother, Circuit Court Judge Marvin Wiggins, and her husband, Senator Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro). As part of her plea deal, prosecutors dropped 13 felony voter fraud charges. *Plea deal: Barred from serving as Hale County's absentee ballot manager for at least six years http://www.wsfa.com/story/13078107/former http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20090915/news/909149917?p=3&tc=pg http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20100901/news/100839921?p=2&tc=pg http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/FraudTrial_HaleCountyAlabama.pdf http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20100901/news/100839921
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...
Florida Ernest Sinclair Johnson, Jr. "Madison 9" M 2010 Madison school board 2011-11 Absentee/Mail Impersonation Perjury 13 11 Ernest Sinclair Johnson, Jr., was charged with 11 counts of felony fraud in connection with casting votes, one count of corruptly influencing voting, and one count of perjury by false written declaration in the 2010 Madison school board election. His wife, school board candidate Abra “Tina” Hill Johnson, and seven others - the "Madison 9" - were also charged in the scheme, which involved asking voters to sign Absentee Ballot Request Forms and, without the voters’ knowledge or consent, writing an alternate address on the forms, causing the ballots to be mailed to a third party rather than directly to the voters. In 2010, Florida law required ballots to be sent to a voter’s registered address unless the voter was absent from the county, hospitalized, or temporarily unable to occupy their residence. The Johnsons retrieved the ballots, took them to the voters and waited for them to vote, and then returned the ballots to the Supervisor of Elections. In some instances, the voters were only presented with the absentee ballot signature envelope to sign and never received the actual ballot to cast their vote. http://www.redstate.com/2011/11/01/fbi-arrests-8-in-florida-for-absentee-ballot-... http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Madison_County_Officials_Arrested_for_Voter_Fr... http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028405/00592
Wisconsin Robert D. Monroe M 2011 2012 Multiple R 2014-06 Multiple voting Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 13 12 Robert D. Monroe, of Shorewood, was charged in 2014 with 13 felony counts of voter fraud and pleaded* no contest to six of them. Each is punishable by up to 18 months in prison.  Monroe cast two ballots in the April 2011 Supreme Court election, two in the August 2011 recall election of state Sen. Alberta Darling, five in the 2012 recall election of Gov. Scott Walker, one illegal ballot in an August 2012 primary and two ballots in the November 2012 presidential election. In the presidential election, Monroe cast an in-person absentee ballot in Shorewood on Nov. 1 and drove a rental car to Lebanon, IN, where he showed his Indiana driver's license to vote in person on election day, Nov. 6.  In January 2016, Monroe pleaded an insanity defense, blaming his mental condition for his illegally voting in multiple elections over two years. *Plea deal: http://wsau.com/news/articles/2014/jun/24/milwaukee-man-charged-with-voter-fraud... http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/wisconsin_man_charged_with_voting_multipl... http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/convicted-of-voter-fraud-shorewood-man-pursue...
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
Michigan Armani Asad (Hamtramck city council candidate) Salim Ahmed, Mohammed Russell M 2013-08 Hamtramck municipal primary 2013-09 Absentee/Mail 14 14 Armani Asad, Salim Ahmed, and Mohammed Russell were charged with a total of 41 counts of felony voter fraud for illegally possessing and returning 48 absentee ballots during Hamtramck's August 2013 primary election. It is a felony to possess or return absentee ballots unless you are the person voting, the voter's family member, a mail carrier, or an authorized official. Asad was charged with 14 counts, each of which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison. http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/6461/hamtramck_city_council_candidate_ch... http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/09/three_charged_with_election_... http://www.thehamtramckreview.com/three-face-felonies-for-ballot-delivery/
Oregon Craig Marquardo M 2005-05 Registration Fraud 15 Craig Marquardo was accused of claiming to be senior vice president of distribution for Warner Brothers on his election filing form, but could not back the claim up. Charged with 1 count of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony, and 14 counts of indictment (dismissed). 5 days in jail, 36 months of probation, 80 hours community service, $750 fine. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...

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