True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Indiana Ramon "Ray" Guillen (Former precinct committee member) M 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D 2005 Absentee/Mail 4 Ramon "Ray" Guillen, precinct committee member, charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Witnesses charged that he gave them absentee ballot applications. Charged with four felonies, two of receiving a prepared ballot, one of examining a ballot and one count of delivering a ballot. Pleaded guilty to 1 count of fraudulent application for ballots, a felony. Other counts dismissed. 1 year of probation and 50 hours community service
New Hampshire Christopher Luke Fithian M 2008 General 2009 Multiple Voting 2 1 Christopher Luke Fithian was charged with 1 felony and 1 misdemeanor as a result of voting twice in the 2008 Presidential election. He voted once in Gorham, N.H., and once in Jackson, N.H. He pleaded guilty. 12-month suspended prison sentence and 200 hours of community service
Texas Charles Roaches Russell Grant M 2009-05 Gonzales municipal 2011-02 Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion Ballot tampering 4 4 Charles Roaches was indicted in February 2011 on 4 counts of voter fraud for providing false information on an application for early voting in the May 2009 Gonzales City Council election, along with Russell Grant, indicted on 10 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
Wisconsin Richard O. Alverson M 2012-11 General 2013-02 Ineligible felon voting Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 1 Richard O. Alverson was charged with election fraud after illegally voting in the November 2012 election, despite being ineligible to vote due to a prior felony conviction. Alverson is charged with election fraud – providing false information to an election official. According to the complaint, Alverson went to his polling place in Hustisford, Dodge County, registered and voted. Election workers were busy and did not notice that Alverson was on the list of people who were ineligible to vote due to felony convictions. The village clerk found his name on the list later when she found the new voter registration form, which was forwarded to the police.
Mississippi Leon Hayes (sheriff) M Sheriff Leon Hayes was accused of voter fraud involving an Itawamba County election.
Wisconsin Charles L. Brandt M 2012-02 Multiple Voting Charles L. Brandt was charged with voting more than once, a felony.
Indiana Florentino Guillen (city employee) M 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D 2006 Absentee Ballot Fraud Ineligible district voting Perjury 3 1 Florentino Guillen, city school custodian, charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Admitted in court that he listed a false address on his absentee ballot application, the address of his cousin, Ray Guillen, and that he picked up his absentee ballot application from the mayor's campaign headquarters. Charged with 1 count of fraudulent application for ballots, 1 count voting in other precinct, 1 count perjury. Pleaded guilty to voting in other precinct, a misdemeanor. Other counts dismissed. 1 year of probation
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
Illinois Armando Ramos Anish Eapen M 2007-02 2007-04 General, Runoff Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance 20 20 Armando Ramos and Anish Eapen, who campaigned for Alderman Bernard Stone in 2007, were sentenced to jail time for attempted voter fraud. Ramos was found to have assisted Eapen’s unlawful efforts to mislead voters and was convicted of 20 counts of vote fraud, including attempted absentee ballot fraud, and attempted mutilation of election materials. Prosecutors charged the men with approaching residents in the ward and offering to help them cast absentee ballots, in some cases even filling out the ballots. Both faced multiple felony vote fraud charges, but Circuit Judge Marcus Salone found them guilty of attempted absentee ballot violations, which are misdemeanors. 270 days in jail
Kansas Michael L. Hannum M 2012-11 General 2016-01 Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 4 1 Michael L. Hannum pleaded* guilty to one misdemeanor count of advance voting unlawful acts and two misdemeanor counts of voting without being qualified after admitting to double voting in the November 2012 general election in Nebraska where he resided and also in Kansas. A felony count was dropped. *Plea deal: $5500 fine Johnson County Kansas District Court: Case No.16CR00176. Search by name or case number at


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