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
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. http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/news/local/election-fraud-charges-alleged/ar...
North Dakota 15 paid petition signature gatheres, including 10 North Dakota State University football players Samuel Ojuri Joshua Colville Marcus Williams Brendin Pierre Lucas Albers Aireal Boyd Demitrius Gray Bryan Shepherd Antonio Rogers Charles Smith III Jennifer Krahn William Brown Don Carter Joshua Gatlin D.J. McNorton 2012-09 Ballot initiative 2012-09 Petition fraud Forgery 15 0 Ten football players at North Dakota State pleaded guilty to misdemeanor election fraud and were sentenced to community service for faking signatures on ballot measure petitions they were hired to collect: Samuel Ojuri, Joshua Colville, Marcus Williams, Brendin Pierre, Lucas Albers, Aireal Boyd, Demitrius Gray, Bryan Shepherd, Antonio Rogers and Charles Smith III. Without enough legitimate signatures, both proposed ballot measures were kept off the November 2012 ballot. Each player was ordered to serve 360 days of unsupervised probation, complete 50 hours of community service and pay $325 in fees. All of the sentences were deferred, meaning the crime will be expunged from a player's record if he completes the conditions of his sentence. Judge Douglas Herman said during sentencing that the defendants were "not smart enough, grown up enough or sophisticated enough" to understand the consequences of their actions. The current players are among 15 people charged in the case. Jennifer Krahn pleaded* guilty and received the same sentence as the 10 players. William Brown pleaded* not guilty and requested a public defender. Three former Bison players -- Don Carter, Joshua Gatlin and D.J. McNorton -- had their first court appearances rescheduled. An Iowa company, Terra Strategies, reportedly hired the players and others for $9 an hour to gather signatures for two citizen initiatives. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said that many of the petition signatures submitted were copied from phone books or fabricated. Quick said in court the players were quoted a daily rate of between $65 and $90 but were told they'd get paid only if they obtained 60 signatures per day. Herman questioned whether the practice was legal and criticized the quota system. *Plea deal: 360 days unsupervised probation (deferred), 50 hours of community service, $325 in fees. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8452749/ten-north-dakota-state-bi... http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2012/10/2/3443782/north-dakota-football... https://sayanythingblog.com/entry/shocker-ndsu-football-players-guilty-of-petiti...
Arizona Gina Thi Canova Peter Canova F 2008-11 General 2011-03 Multiple Voting Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 15 1 Gina Thi Canova and her husband Peter Canova were each convicted on a misdemeanor charge of attempted illegal voting for registering and voting twice in the November 2008 general election, in both Maricopa County, Arizona and Douglas County, Nevada. In 2010, Gina Canova voted in elections in both Arizona and Nevada. The Canovas were originally charged with 15 felony counts of voter fraud including false registrations, illegal voting and filing false instruments. 300 hours community service, $13,800 fine http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/12/30/arizona-nabs-double-voter... http://www.azfamily.com/story/28334496/pair-arrested-for-voter-fraud
Arizona Peter Canova III Gina Thi Canova M 2008-11 General 2011-03 Multiple Voting Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 15 1 Peter Canova and his wife Gina Thi Canova were each convicted on a misdemeanor charge of attempted illegal voting for registering and voting twice in the November 2008 general election, in both Maricopa County, Arizona and Douglas County, Nevada. The Canovas were originally charged with 15 felony counts of voter fraud including false registrations, illegal voting and filing false instruments. 200 hours community service, $9,200 fine, 2 years unsupervised probation http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/12/30/arizona-nabs-double-voter... http://www.azfamily.com/story/28334496/pair-arrested-for-voter-fraud
Alabama Aaron Evans (former Greensboro policeman) Melvin Lightening M 1995-11 Greensboro special municipal 1996-09 Absentee/Mail Impersonation Forgery 15 7 Aaron Evans, a former Greensboro policeman, was convicted in Hale County of absentee ballot voter fraud in the November 1995 Greensboro special election. Evans was found guilty of seven counts of casting illegal absentee ballots, seven counts of forging absentee ballot documents, and one count of possession of forged documents. Co-defendant Melvin Lightening was also convicted of absentee ballot fraud. Evans was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, of which 8 years were suspended. 10 years in prison (8 years suspended) http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=4&tc=pg http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html
Texas Oralia Frausto Jose Rene Gomez Oscar Rios Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) F 2006-03 Democratic primary D 2006-06 Registration fraud - fake Absentee/Mail 15 15 Oralia Frausto was charged with 15 counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegally possessing other voters' ballots (TEC 86.006). Jose Rene Gomez, Oscar Rios,and Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) - 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. Fausto entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 1 year http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/FiveIndicted_StarrCountyTexas.pdf Starr/Brooks: 07-05-09738 CR
Florida Cardel Bailey M 2009 Registration fraud 16 Cardel Bailey was accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Charges: 8 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 8 counts of submission of false voter registration information.
Oregon John Kenneth Cunningham Jr. M 2004-11 Petition Fraud 16 John Kenneth Cunningham Jr. submitted forged signatures on an initiative petition. Charged with two counts of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony. Found guilty. The remaining 14 counts of the indictment were dismissed. 10 days in jail, 36 months of probation, 40 hours of community service, a $1,500 fine and a $107 unitary assessment http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
California Richard Alarcon (former Los Angeles City Councilman) Flora Montes de Oca M 2007 Municipal D 2010-08 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 16 1 Richard Alarcon was convicted on three counts of voter fraud and one count of perjury for illegally claiming, along with his wife, to have lived at 14451 Nordhoff St. in Panorama City during his run for City Council in 2007 and his bid for re-election in 2009. During the summer of 2007, Alarcon unsuccessfully tried to have the 7th District boundaries redrawn to include his wife’s Sun Valley home, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. 120 days in county jail, 600 hours community service, 5 years probation, barred from holding public office http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-alarcon-guilty-20140723-story.html http://losangelescriminallegalblog.com/2010/08/richard-alarcon-charged-with-perj... http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Former-LA-City-Councilman-Sentenced-to-1...
Texas Guadalupe "Lupe" Rivera Sr. Lupe Rivera Jr. Graciela Sanchez M 2013-11 Weslaco municipal D 2015-10 Absentee/mail Ineligible district voting Illegal assistance 16 16 Weslaco City Commissioner Guadalupe "Lupe" Rivera was charged with 16 counts of misdemeanor voter fraud related to the November 2013 race for City Commission District 5. Rivera pleaded* guilty to one count of unlawful assistance to a voter, a Class A misdemeanor. In exchange for the plea, the other 15 charges were dropped: six counts of method of returning marked ballot (fewer than 10 ballots), a Class B misdemeanor; six counts of carrier envelope action by person other than voter, a Class B misdemeanor; and three counts of assisting voter violation, a Class A misdemeanor. Rivera was re-elected in 2013 by just 16 votes over challenger Leticia "Letty" Lopez, who contested the election alleging voter fraud. Questionable voter registrations - including 23 people who listed the same single-family on registration forms - and allegations about mail-in ballots emerged at trial. A judge ordered a new election, which Lopez won in 2015. Also charged were Rivera’s son, Lupe Rivera Jr., and Graciela Sanchez. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, $500 fine http://m.themonitor.com/mvtc/news/ag-files-charges-against-rivera/article_3c54d4... http://valleycentral.com/news/local/after-voter-fraud-allegations-weslaco-commis... http://www.kurv.com/one-time-longtime-weslaco-city-commissioner-avoids-jails-in-...

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